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Military Academy Nominations

The nomination cycle for the Class of 2021 is now open. The DEADLINE for the Class of 2021 applications is September 30th 2016. MUST be either postmarked or delivered to our Chesapeake Office by this date. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Thank you for your interest in attending one of our Nation's service academies. Every year, I have the honor of nominating highly qualified young people for appointment to each of these outstanding institutions.

I will be happy to consider you for selection as one of my nominees. To be eligible for appointment, you must be an American citizen, at least 17 years old and not yet 23 years old on July 1 of the year you enter an academy. Also, you must not be married or pregnant, and you must have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

To apply for a nomination through my office, you must be a legal resident of the Fourth Congressional District of Virginia and you must complete the following steps. Only complete applications can be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Curtis Byrd in my Chesapeake Office.

1) A completed application for nomination, available here.
2) Three letters of recommendation, one from a high school administrator or teacher.
3) All school transcripts (including college transcripts if applicable) and 2016-2017 class schedule.
4) All college board scores (send directly to my office, SAT code 5603, ACT code 7727).
5) An essay (no longer than one typed page) on why you desire to attend a U.S. Service Academy.
6) A resume of social or athletic activities and notable accomplishments.

Please mail to:
Congressman Randy Forbes
Attn: Curtis Byrd
505 Independence Parkway, Suite 104
Chesapeake, VA 23320

It is essential that you take the above steps to be considered for nomination to a Service Academy.

You should also contact the admissions office at the academy you are interested in and complete a pre-candidate questionnaire. Their respective websites are:

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy
United States Air Force Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy 



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