Military Academy Nominations

Thank you for contacting me with your interest in seeking a nomination to one of the United States military academies. I am pleased to consider you for possible nomination. Enclosed please find instructions for completing your application with my office and information about the military academies.

Application for Nomination-Instructions

*Please read all material and qualifications carefully and complete the application to its entirety.*


  • Age: Must be at least 17, but not yet 22 years of age
  • Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
  • Marital Status: Must not be married, pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child.
  • Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska
    • If your area of residence was affected by redistricting please apply through the District you are currently in, and not what goes into effect come January.
  • Skill: Must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the academy

If you need assistance filling out the application online or having any questions about the nomination process, please call 402-938-0300 or e-mail

Must be submitted by midnight October 31, 2023 - Late applications will not be considered

Required Materials/steps:

  • Complete applicant information sheet online.

Email the following materials to

  • Current photo.

          Photo must be of the following file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png

         Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.

  • A typed resume, no longer than two pages, covering employment history, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
  • Personal essay: This must be in your own words with a maximum of two pages, typed, double or single spaced.
    • The 2023 Essay question: In your own words, describe what you feel is the biggest challenge or issue our modern military faces today, and why?
  • Copy of the unofficial ACT &/or SAT scores.
    • You should also request the official scores be sent to the academies.
  • Official high school and college (if applicable) transcript.
    • Transcripts may take two to three weeks to process.

    Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt

    Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.

  • Three letters of recommendations written by three people who know you very well such as your employer, school counselor, or church leader.

For more information, or for helpful tips and tricks on applying please see here.

Required fields are followed by *.

Applicant Information
Parent/Guardian 1 Information
Parent/Guardian 2 Information
School Information
Test Information
Academy Information

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(*note: USCGA does not accept Congressional appointments. They accept applications directly from students.)