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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Congressman Andy Harris Opens Application for Military Service Academy Nominations

June 30, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for those wishing to join the class of 2022. Congressman Harris will nominate some of the finest young men and women from Maryland’s First Congressional District for appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. The Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination, though Congressman Harris will recommend interested applicants on a case-by-case basis.

Admission is based on SAT/ACT scores, class rank, physical aptitude scores, extracurricular activities, leadership ability, athletic abilities, medical examinations, and a panel interview. Academies accept applications on a rolling basis beginning in September. Final acceptance is also contingent upon receiving a nomination from an authorized source such as one's Congressman or Senator.

The deadline to apply for a nomination from Congressman Harris is October 30, 2017. All residents of the First District between the ages of 17 and 23 are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted by Congressman Harris’ Military Academy Review Board, which is made up of veterans and reservists of the United States military. Interviews will be conducted in the fall, and the Service Academies will be notified of Congressman Harris’ nominations by December 31, 2017.

Students can download the nomination application at For questions, please call the Kent Island District Office at 410-643-5425.