Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Military Service Academies. As your Representative, each year I have the distinct privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to nominate students to the service academies, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I have enormous respect for the men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces. Our country’s military academies provide young people with world-class military training and an incredible education. Graduating from these schools is no easy task, but the young women and men from the 4th Congressional District are up to the challenge.

Thank you for taking the time today to consider a path of higher service and I look forward to your contributions to our community and our country.

Completed applications must be received in my office by October 11, 2024, to be considered for a nomination. Incomplete applications will not be accepted after that date.

Find a PDF of the service academy packet here. Find a Word document of the service academy packet here.

The process of applying for a Service Academy nomination through my office is very competitive. As a result, it is always possible that highly qualified candidates will not be awarded a nomination. I urge you to take time to compile a strong application file that highlights your very best work. You should also consider alternative options for military service, including Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and other officer selection programs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my U.S. Service Academy Nominations Coordinator, Robert Hansen, at (414) 297-1140. Robert will be happy to assist you however he is able. All materials should be sent to:

The Honorable Gwen Moore
ATTN: Robert Hansen
250 E Wisconsin Ave Suite 950
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 

Service Academies Application Process

To be eligible to receive a nomination to one of the United States service academies, you must open a file with the specific academy or academies you are interested in attending, as well as apply to all of the nominating authorities available to you. You may apply to my office, if you are a resident of the Fourth Congressional District, but I urge you to apply to other nominating authorities as well.

The timeline for pursuing a nomination through my office is as follows:
  • January-October 2024: Open a pre-candidate file with the academies of your choice
  • October 11, 2024: Deadline to submit a complete nomination file to the office of Congresswoman Moore
  • November 2024: Participate in interview with the Selection Committee 
  • December 2024: Receive nomination
  • January 2025 – June 2025: Await acceptance by Service Academy
Your nomination file must be complete by Friday October 11, 2024, and must include:

 Application Form: Please complete the enclosed application in its entirety. The more information you provide, the better equipped the Selection Committee will be to evaluate your application. You may attach additional sheets of paper as needed to accommodate your answers.

Find a PDF of the service academy packet here. Find a Word document of the service academy packet here.

 High School Transcripts: Please submit an official transcript of your high school records and class rank. The transcript must show your final junior grades, grade point average, and numerical class rank. If you submit your application before your transcript is available, please be sure to send your transcript as soon as possible.

A Self Photograph: Please provide any photograph you feel represents you in a professional manner. Photographs submitted for this process will not be returned.

College Exams: The ACT or SAT are the required entrance examinations for admission to the service academies. Please request the testing services to send your scores to my office, as well as to the service academies which you aspire to attend. You must take the test before October in order to submit your test scores in time to complete your nomination file. If you take an exam in September, please request a Rush Report be sent directly to me (SAT) or to you (ACT) to forward immediately. You can direct the SAT test score to my office by listing my code number, 4478, on your test registration form. The ACT number is 7757.

Two Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two letters of recommendation, written by people who know you personally and can comment on your strengths and weaknesses. The letters should address your academic abilities, community service, athletic achievements, demonstrated potential for leadership, and personal integrity. LETTERS FROM RELATIVES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 Opening a Pre-Candidate File

To be accepted into the Service Academy of your choice, you must open a Pre-candidate file. To do so, please send the following information to the Academy or Academies to which you intend to seek a nomination. Contact information is listed below.

Name (Last, First, Middle) Complete Address Home Telephone Number (Include Area Code) Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year) Social Security Number, Name of High School, High School CEEB or ACT code number, the year you wish to enter the Academy.

2304 Cadet Dr, Ste 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840

Here, you will get a world-class education, the opportunity to fly and a guaranteed career right out of college. You will create bonds that last a lifetime. And you will develop into something – and someone -extraordinary. It is true that there is no financial cost to attend the Academy. But there is a hefty price tag. You will pay for your education with sweat, hard work, early mornings, and late nights. You will be held to the highest standards, without exception. And afterward, you will be required to serve at least five years in the Air Force. But with that price comes an experience you will find nowhere else. At the Academy, you will learn things you will not find in any classroom. You will learn how to push yourself to the limits. You will develop your strength and character as a human being. You will discover what you are made of. In short, you will learn how to become an officer in the United States Air Force.

NEW LONDON CT 06320-4195

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is proud to educate leaders of a multi-mission, maritime military force. As a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard, you will be leading a team of men and women who are continually called on to serve their community, country, and fellow citizens. While the United States Coast Guard is notable as the oldest life-saving service in the world, its roles include more than just Maritime Safety and Security. The Coast Guard is also called upon for critical service in Protection of Natural Resources, Maritime Mobility (management of maritime traffic, commerce, and navigation) and National Defense. At our beautiful campus on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, the Academy provides a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program with a full scholarship for each individual. Each year, approximately 200 ensigns (or junior officers) are commissioned during graduation exercises in May. Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns report for duty aboard cutters and at sector offices in ports nationwide. Graduates of the academy are obligated to serve five years in the U.S. Coast Guard, though many choose to stay and make a rewarding, life-long career of their maritime military service.

KINGS POINT NY 11024-1699

You too may seek to earn the Kings Point "edge." Our Academy will teach you how to succeed in the maritime and transportation industries or the Armed Forces, while it prepares you to receive a Bachelor of Science degree, a merchant marine license, and an appointment as a commissioned officer on reserve or active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. But most importantly, Kings Point, through its unique combination of academic, regimental, and shipboard programs, will train you as a leader of quality, integrity, and high ethical standards. The academic and professional credentials that you earn, and the leadership ability you acquire, will set you apart and above as you enter the career marketplace.

WEST POINT, NY 10996-9902

As a young man or woman considering your options for obtaining a quality college education, you may wonder what unique aspects the United States Military Academy has to offer. West Point offers one of the most highly respected, quality education programs in the nation. A West Point cadetship includes a fully funded four-year college education. Tuition, room, board, medical and dental care are provided by the U.S. Army. As members of the Armed Forces, cadets also receive an annual salary of more than $6,500. This pay covers the cost of uniforms, books, a personal computer, and living incidentals. By law, graduates of West Point are appointed on active duty as commissioned officers and serve in the U.S. Army for a minimum of five years.

ANAPOLIS MD 21402-997
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As the undergraduate college of the Naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and reserve commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years as Navy or Marine Corps officers.

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