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Service Academy Nominations

Claire has the privilege of nominating a select group of Missouri high school graduates for appointment to the U.S. service academies (Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine). Candidates must be citizens of the U.S., legal residents of the state of Missouri, unmarried and have no children, and must be at least 17 years of age, but not past their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year of admission. For the Merchant Marine Academy, the upper age limit is 25. The Coast Guard Academy no longer requires a nomination.

All other applicants should wait to apply during the summer of their senior year in high school and refer to the links below regarding the different service academies.


If you are a high school senior and would like to apply for a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy for the Class of 2019, applications will be accepted on the website starting May 17, 2014 through October 1, 2014.


Contact the academies about how to prepare for the competitive admissions process.