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Monday, July 03, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Andy Harris Opens Application for Military Service Academy Nominations

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.


Anonymous said...

Why do I have a feeling it will become harder and harder to (1) obtain good candidates; (2) fill all slots at the military academies.

Its just something about the "newer" generation of youngins. There will be plenty of enlisted to fill the rank/file for our military units...but that feeling (bad one I might add) I'm getting about getting enough of a candidate pool for finalists to fill our future leaders on the officer side of the military house. Hmmm.....

Anonymous said...

12:35, I understand where you're coming from. But as a mom of a 14 year old son that wants to serve this country already (dreams of West Point) rest assured they're out there and some are very capable.

My son keeps his eye exam reports from doctors, wears ankle weights, and has held his breath in the tub with a timer to see if he could make it to the time needed to become a Navy Seal.

No influence from me... I don't want him in any government/military job.

Anonymous said...

Jake Day should apply -- he would last about 2 days at the Point!