Military Academy Nominations


The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Congressman Schneider may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. 

All materials for the academy classes of 2026 should be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021.These materials will be reviewed by my office and you will then be contacted to schedule an interview in November with our Service Academy Nomination Board. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Patrice Campbell at 847-383-4870 or email

PDF icon2021 Service Academy Timeline and Application Checklist.pdf

Nomination Application Checklist:

Online Application

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Military Academy

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Personal Information
Academy Information

Please Check all Academies from which you are seeking a nomination.  You must start the application process at each academy for which you are seeking a nomination

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference.

Optional Demographic Questions
Education Information
Academic Honors and Awards
ACT/SAT Information

All candidates are required to report one (1) test score from either the ACT or SAT. Reporting both test scores will be helpful but is not required. You must supply official verification for one (1) of the scores listed. If your official ACT/SAT scores are included on your official transcript, you do not need to upload a separate ACT/SAT verification to the application.

ACT Scores
SAT Scores
For Students Currently In Post-Secondary Education
Recommendation Letters

Your reference will receive an automated email with a link to submit their letter of recommendation or recommendation form and supplemental information on your behalf.  You are required to provide three letters of recommendation, and you may not use a family member as a reference. Your references may be from a math or science teacher, principal or counselor, mentor or member of the community. Please provide below the names and email addresses (required)  of references for your application.

Recommendation #1
Recommendation #2
Recommendation #3
Personal Letter

Please submit a personal letter, explaining to Congressman Schneider why you are interested in attending a U.S. Military Service Academy. Please include why you have selected to serve your country through military service and why an education at one of the military academies would benefit your career of military service. (limit 500 words).

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