Military Academy Nominations

Every year, Congressman Malinowski will be able to nominate qualified candidates to the United States Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy at West Point, and the Naval Academy.


If you would like to apply for a Congressional nomination, please complete the online application and review the submission of supplemental materials within the application packet below. To apply for a Congressional Nomination from our office, you must be a legal resident of New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District. The deadline for submitting the required information will be Friday, October 15, 2021.

Click Here to Access the 2021 Service Academy Online Application Form

Click Here to Access the 2021 Service Academy Application Packet

Application Process

Once you have submitted an application and supplemental materials, Congressman Malinowski’s Review Board will conduct a personal interview with each applicant meeting all requirements. Selections are made competitively on the basis of academic performance, leadership potential, extra-curricular activities, physical aptitude, personal interviews and letters of recommendation. Qualified individuals for each vacancy will be recommended by the board to Congressman Malinowski for nomination. The final ranking and subsequent appointments will be at the discretion of the Academies.

Due to the large number of applicants, you will be interviewed for only one Academy. Therefore, careful consideration should be given to your choice of an Academy. Academy designation may be changed any time prior to Friday, October 15, 2021.

The Congressional Nomination process is very competitive, and we would like to urge you to apply to every nominating authority available to you, which includes both U.S. Senators, your Congressional Representative, and the Vice President. Should your eligibility allow, you may also apply to the President. Ideally, students seeking a nomination should begin the Congressional Academy process in April of their junior year of high school.

Remember, the admissions process runs on a separate but parallel track to the nomination process. You must also apply for admission to the institution(s) of your choice. Below please find links to the admissions portals for the academies which require a nomination. These links have information on the application process, instructional videos, and FAQs, and are an excellent resource.

Air Force Academy:

Merchant Marine Academy:

Naval Academy:

West Point:

The US Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination to enroll, nonetheless it represents an excellent opportunity for the young men and women of the 7th district to serve. Information about applying to the US Coast Guard Academy can be found at the link below.