Service Academy Nominations

As a member of Congress, it is my honor to nominate highly qualified individuals to our nation's military academies. Our military academies are home to some of the best and brightest and provide a world-class education at no cost. The honor of attending one of these academies comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. 

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: Air Force, Merchant Marines, Military (Army), and Naval. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

To request a Military Academy Nomination from my office, please follow the instructions below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination. If you have any further questions, please contact Christian Mower at (801) 999-9808 or


How to Apply

  1. Before applying for a congressional nomination to an academy, you must also apply directly with the academies you are interested in attending. You may do so from the individual academy websites. While it is recommended that prospective students begin the application process their junior year of high school, applications are accepted from all those at least 17-years-old but have not passed their 23rd birthday.  
  2. After completing your academy application, you will need to fill out a separate application for a congressional nomination. That application can be found here.
  3. The deadline to submit an application to my office is Sunday, October 25, 2020. Please note that this date likely differs from that of the official academy applications as well as the nomination application from your senators' offices.
  4. To submit the completed application, please send it by mail to my District Office addressed as below:

    Congressman Ben McAdams
    Attn: Christian Mower
    9067 S. 1300 W.
    Suite 101
    West Jordan, UT 84088


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