Young people who have made a serious commitment to serving our country through the armed forces deserve our full support. Each year, many of these dedicated men and women seek to apply to one of the U.S. Service Academies.
Students interested in attending a Service Academy must have a nomination from an authorized nominating source. As a Member of Congress, I am authorized to nominate candidates who reside in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. U.S. Senators, the President, the Vice President, and the Service Branch Secretaries are also authorized nominating sources.
I invite high school seniors, university students, and military personnel who are interested in applying for an academy nomination to contact my Janesville Constituent Services Center at 1-888-909-RYAN (7926).
To objectively select the most qualified nominees for each vacancy, I have appointed a Service Academy Nomination Advisory (SANA) Board, which consists of residents from the 1st District. The Board meets once a year to interview and nominate students for appointments to the various U.S. Service Academies.
Applicants for nominations must be:
citizens of the United States and residents of the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin,
at least 17 years of age and must not have passed their 23rd birthday on July 1st of the year of entry,
unmarried and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents, at the time of admission to an Academy.
The U.S. Service Academies recommend that high school students interested in applying for an appointment should contact the Academy of their choice in the spring of their junior year and apply for a congressional nomination during their senior year.