Service Academy Nominations



In the year before entry to the academy, you may submit the application forms. The Application for Representative Takano’s congressional nomination consists of six parts, listed below. Please note that all pages except the first page of the nomination application require the consideration of current academic faculty and should be submitted with enough time for consideration of the applicant. Applications for the incoming class must be submitted to arrive with postmark of no later than November 1. Late applications will not be considered. The nomination application consists of five pages:

1. Nomination Application. 

    a. Personal Information | (Pgs.1-2) 

    b. Extracurricular Activities Information | (Pgs.3-4) 

    c. Evaluations | (Pg.5) 

    d. Personal Statement. | (Pg.6) 


2. Professional Resume. Include a resume detailing your high school extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, and honors/awards. Do not include a picture. 


3. Letters of Recommendation. Please provide minimum three letters of recommendation from people who know you well and can attest to your educational skills and leadership abilities. It is advised that at least two letters be from your school (i.e…principal, vice-principal, teacher, coach, or mentor). The third letter can be from community leaders, priest, pastor, reverend, employer etc. Letters should be on organization or institution letterhead, signed, and in a sealed envelope 


4. Evaluations (2). Keep in mind that your evaluator cannot be the same individual who will give you a letter of recommendation. 


5. High School Transcripts. Included in this packet should be an official, sealed copy of your high school transcripts, including courses currently in progress, weighted and unweighted GPA, and class rank. Please include transcripts from all high schools you have attended as well as colleges, if applicable. 


6. SAT or ACT Test Scores. The Representative will require official copies of your highest ACT or SAT scores, sent directly from the reporting agency. Student photocopies will not be accepted. Take the SAT or ACT examinations. 

You must notify the academies of your interest in applying. Complete your application file at the academy as soon as possible and keep your file up to date.  For information about the military academies click on the links below:

U.S. Air Force:

West Point (U.S. Army):

U.S. Naval Academy:

U.S. Merchant Marine:

Upon receiving applications, Representative Takano’s Office will contact applicants to come in for an interview by the District 39 Military Academy Board to make the final determination on which applicants will receive Representative Takano’s nomination.

For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.