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Military Academy Nominations

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.
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.
Congressman Graves may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Please click here to view our “Frequently Asked Questions” guide. If you have any further questions, please contact my Service Academy coordinator Dalton Peterson at or at 225-442-1731.
Please email your resume, High school transcript, three letters of recommendation, current headshot photo, and ACT scores to Please make your subject line: First name, Last name, and Service Academy documents.

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Applicant Information
Parent/Guardian Information
Education Information

If post School Graduate, list current school and address:

Test Scores
Academy Information

To which academies are you seeking a nomination?

Please only request a nomination to the academies to which you plan to apply. You must begin the application process at each academy before our office can nominate you. It is your responsibility to notify our office if these preferences change. Every attempt will be made to nominate you for your first choice.

Additional Information
Application Agreement

Please read the following statements before signing the application, as your signature indicates your agreement with the following statements. If you do not include your signature, your application will not be considered for nomination:

It is my sincere desire to attend a U.S. Service academy and I intend to pursue a vigorous academic course of study if appointed. I understand that attending a service academy also requires a minimum of five years of military service following graduation and I fully commit to this responsibility. I am a U.S. Citizen or will be by July 1, 2023. I will be at least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age on July 1, 2023. I am not married. I am not pregnant, nor do I have any child support obligations. I am a legal resident of the 6th congressional district of Louisiana.

I certify that the information I have provided in my nomination packet is accurate. Any changes to this information will be reported immediately. Additionally, I understand that I will not be considered for a nomination if my nomination packet is incomplete or not submitted by September 29, 2023 at 5pm.