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Representative Rosendale Initiates Application Process for Service Academy Nominations

Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Rosendale initiated the application process for Montana’s service academy nomination process. Each year, members of congress have the privilege of nominating top-talent to pursue this prestigious opportunity. 

Our service academies are esteemed institutions; being afforded the opportunity to attend one is a distinct honor. As a member of congress, Representative Rosendale has the privilege of assisting in this process by nominating our state’s most qualified applicants. Four of the five U.S. service academies require congressional nominations: 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.

Given the competitive nature of the service academy appointment process, candidates are encouraged to submit a comprehensive application that highlights their academic, civic and athletic abilities, along with their commitment to the military service. A complete list of required documents can be found at

To qualify for a potential nomination, applications must be received by November 1, 2021.

To learn more about the Service Academy Nomination process, please visit the office website at