Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) is pleased to announce the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for students wishing to join the class of 2028. Congressman Harris will nominate the finest students 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 to the service academies is based on SAT/ACT scores, class rank, physical aptitude scores, extracurricular activities, 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 November 6, 2023. All qualified residents of Maryland’s First District are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted in the Fall by Congressman Harris’ Military Academy Review Board, which includes Veterans and reservists of the United States military. The Service Academies will be notified of Congressman Harris’ nominations by December 31, 2023.
Students can complete the nomination application at https://harris.house.gov/