The nomination cycle for the Class of 2026 is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2021 at 5:00pm.
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.
In order to be eligible for a nomination, you must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 23, a resident of North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, and unmarried with no dependents. You must also be in excellent academic standing and of high moral character. Acceptance of a service academy appointment requires a commitment of four years at an academy, followed by at least five years of military service.
Please fill out the form below and complete the application for nomination, available here.
Please mail applications to:
Congressman Ted Budd
128 Peachtree Lane Suite A
Advance, NC 27006
For more information about the nomination process, you can visit the Service Academy Nominations FAQ page. If you have additional questions or need assistance with the application, please call my office at (336) 998-1313.
Each Member may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete this form. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.