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Service Academies




I am honored to hear from young people seeking a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies.  As the mother of a United States Military Academy graduate, the privilege of nominating outstanding candidates to each of the academies is a responsibility I take very seriously.

I am now accepting applications for 2021 nominations (class of 2026).  Email my academy coordinator, Jaci Winship at AcademyNominations.Wagner@mail.house.gov to request an application packet.  Please provide your full name, complete home address, cell phone number and high school in the email.

Candidates must also apply directly to the academy(ies) of their choice, so please visit the service academy websites (links above) to learn more about their programs and admission guidelines. Note that a nomination is not necessary for application to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Students are encouraged to take the ACT and/or SAT more than once as the academies take the highest subtest scores from different test dates. To submit ACT/SAT scores directly to my office use the code of 7501 for ACT and 6985 for SAT. We will also accept test scores included with official high school transcripts.

To be considered for my nomination, completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 PM CT on Friday, October 22, 2021.  The 2nd District Academy Nomination Panel will only interview candidates who have completed all aspects of the application process by the deadline.  The panel nominates candidates based on a “whole person” evaluation, as suggested by the military academies.  Factors such as academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character, and motivation are taken into consideration and compared with the other applicants from Missouri’s 2nd District.

Candidates will be informed by mid-January of 2021 whether they have received my nomination.  The academies offer appointments to those nominees that best suit their criteria.

Additional information is available on the Service Academy Nominations-FAQ page.  Should you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact my academy coordinator, Jaci Winship at 636-779-5449 or AcademyNominations.Wagner@mail.house.gov.