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U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Service Academy Application Process 

Welcome to my application page for the U.S. Service Academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with a free four-year education along with the obligation and commitment to serve in active duty upon graduation.

The academy nomination process requires that you apply through your Congressional offices and directly to the academies for an actual appointment. As part of the process, you are required to contact the appropriate academy or academies and complete all requirements. Applying to all of the academies may improve your chances of receiving at least one appointment offer. If you have not already contacted the academy of your choice, I would encourage you to do so as soon as possible to ensure you have all the necessary information for applying.

Please note: your "permanent address" or "legal residence" must be located in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District in order to apply for a nomination through my office. You or your parent/guardian must be domiciled in the Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. Domicile is defined as a person’s fixed, permanent, and principal home for legal purposes.

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our Military Academy Information Day has been moved to an online platform via a Zoom webinar; it will take place on Saturday, April 4 from 1:30-2:45pm CT. To register and find out how to access the webinar information, please click here. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the information on how to access the webinar.

The Military Academy Information Day webinar will help students and their families learn more about my 2020 application process, which will open by the middle of May. This free event is for middle and high school students who are interested in attending one of our nation’s five U.S. Service Academies. The application and selection process to attend a service academy is very competitive and requires students to be meticulous. This information day presents the perfect opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and expertise they will need to submit a quality application for consideration.  If you have further questions, please contact Rachel Gilroy in my Harrisonville office by email at or by phone at 816-884-3411.

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country!

Very Truly Yours,


Vicky Hartzler

Member of Congress