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As your U.S. Senator, I take great pride in helping students from Maine pursue their dreams to serve our nation in uniform.  To be admitted to our nation’s Service Academies, students must first be nominated by one member of their state’s Congressional Delegation.  

Application Process

How to Apply

This is a two-step process:

  1.  Beginning May 16, 2022, you may submit a nomination application using the form below.
  2.  After you submit your application, you may upload the supporting documentation required HERE.  

Nomination applications must be completed and received in my office no later than 5PM on October 30, 2022.

To apply for a nomination you must:

  • Be an unmarried citizen of the United States with no dependents;
  • Be at least 17 years old but not past your 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year you wish to be admitted;
  • Be a resident of Maine. You or your parents must claim Maine as your primary state of residence; and
  • Contact the academy directly to submit your Pre-Candidate Questionnaire.

Service Academy Information Night

Service Academy Information Night is hosted by Maine’s U.S. Congressional Delegation in cooperation with Maine Maritime Academy.  Interested high school students and their families can learn more about the world-class educational opportunities that service academies offer as well as the congressional nomination and academy selection processes.  

The next Service Academy Information Night will be held on September 15, 2022, at the Clarion Hotel on Congress Street in Portland.  More information can be found here.

High school students who are interested in attending a service academy may want to consider participating in one of their summer programs.  More information on those opportunities can be found here and here.

If you have any questions about the nomination application process, please contact Karen Staples, my nominations coordinator, at or 207-784-6969.