Today, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) announced the launch of the application process for students from New Jersey’s 11th congressional district who wish to be nominated for a U.S. military service academy this upcoming year.
“For students considering a career as a military officer, attending one of our service academies is such a valuable opportunity,” Rep. Sherrill said. “As a graduate of the Naval Academy, I know these are some of the most rigorous and prestigious institutions of higher learning in America and will challenge our future military leaders, both both academically and physically, while laying a solid foundation for their future military careers.”
The application process for a service academy appointment is currently open and the deadline for submission is October 27, 2022.
Application is open to high school students applying to the US Naval Academy, US Military Academy at West Point, US Air Force Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy, as well as students seeking transfer to the one of the academies. Students who wish to be appointed to one of these institutions must receive a nomination in order to be appointed to attend. The US Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional appointment.
The congresswoman can only nominate a limited number of candidates each year, and the nomination process is highly competitive. Additionally, only a fraction of nominated students ultimately receive an appointment to attend an academy.
Due to the high number of qualified applicants, the Congresswoman conducts a competitive application process that takes into account the academic, athletic, extracurricular activities, and community involvement of applicants who apply. Additionally, each nominee is interviewed by Congresswoman Sherrill’s Academy Nominating Committee, which is made up of alumni of the academy, veterans and civic leaders from the community.
Visit https://sherrill.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations for more information and to complete an application.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Sherrill Representative Office at 973-526-5668, or email the NJ-11 Academy Nominations Coordinator at [email protected]