Military Academy Nominations


(Please Do Not Apply Before Reading the FAQs)

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Representative Harder may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.


To apply, fill out the form below and send it to our district office: 

4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202

ModestoCA 95356

Service Academy Application

Applications must be post marked by October 29th, 2021.

Candidates for Class of 2026, please note if you do not have an ACT or SAT score, You MUST submit confirmation that you have signed up for the next available testing date


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


Questions? Students, please contact Katie Jaycox at or 209-579-5458. Please note email is the best way to contact the Service Academy Representative


For more information:

U.S. Military Academy

Merchant Marine Academy

Naval Academy

Air Force Academy


Additional Military/Education Opportunities:

  1. National Guard Minutemen Scholarship Program
  2. ROTC Scholarship Program
  3. Coast Guard Academy