Academy Nominations


Since 1802, many of America's finest students have sought to enroll as cadets or midshipmen at the nation's prestigious United States service academies. To apply to attend the Naval, Military, Air Force or Merchant Marine Academies students must receive a nomination from one of their Members of Congress.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old and no more than 22 years old as of July 1st of the year of admission to a service academy. Interested Mainers should contact my office in the spring or summer of their junior year in high school. For your convenience, the application and a checklist of all necessary items to be submitted for consideration in can be accessed here.

Nomination Checklist 


Nomination Application

The application cycle for the class of 2023 is now open. A complete application file is due by October 30th. The next Service Academy Night will be held in Portland in mid-September. Representatives from various service academies, ROTC programs and the National Guard will be on hand as well as staff from Maine's four congressional offices. Please stay tuned for more information on this event later this summer.

If you have any questions regarding service academy nominations, please contact Katie Fellows, my Director of Service Academy Nominations, at