Each year, as a member of Congress, I nominate high school students from D.C. public and private high schools to four military service academies. Successful candidates, 17 to 23 years of age, receive a free college education and remain in the military for at least five years after graduation. A nomination to one of the United States service academies is a distinct and rare honor. Acceptance of an Academy appointment involves at least a nine-year obligation to the Service: four years at the Academy and at least five years of active duty service.
I make nominations to the following Service Academies:
The United States Coast Guard Academy has direct admissions and does not require a congressional nomination. Its web site is: http://www.cga.edu/