Military Academy Nominations

Nomination Instructions

As your representative it is my honor to nominate exceptional young students in Indiana's Fourth Congressional District to one of the four U.S. Service Academies – USAFA, USMMA, USMA and USNA.  Our office has established a fair and objective procedure which will allow me to produce the best-qualified candidates for the Academies. Our office is able to nominate up to 10 individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district

To be considered for a nomination, applicants must be legal residents of the Fourth Congressional District of Indiana and must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Must be a United States citizen and a legal resident of the Third Congressional District
  • Must be at least 17 years old but not yet 23 years old (as of July 1st the year of admission)

Admission to a Service Academy is a two-tiered process. First, the applicant must directly apply to the Academy and meet the set minimum standards. These standards include, but are not limited to: medical, physical, and academic qualifications. The second tier in pursuing admissions is the Nominations process. It is the responsibility of each applicant to initiate a pre-candidate file at each academy to which they are seeking a nomination.

An individual must meet the admissions requirements for the Academy as well as receive a Congressional Nomination in order to be offered an appointment. Please keep in mind, those who may receive a nomination are not guaranteed to be offered an appointment by the Academy.

DEADLINE: My office must receive all information no later than Monday, October 18, 2021 for those interested in entering one of the Service Academies for the class of 2025.

To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete this form and mail completed applications to:

Congressman Jim Baird
Attn: Matt Row - Service Academy Coordinator
355 S. Washington St., Suite 210
Danville, IN 46122


If you have any questions about the nomination process, you can review our FAQ page or contact our Danville office at (317) 563-5567.

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.