Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Military Academy Nominations

***RSVP to my Service Academy Information Session: On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM, I am hosting a Service Academy Information Session where attendees can meet representatives from each of the five United States Service Academies. To RSVP, click here.


Thank you for your interest in serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. Nominating qualified candidates to the United States service academies is one of the most important duties of a Member of Congress. I am honored that you have chosen my office as a potential nominating source, and starting point for your career and service to our country. Please fill out the Military Academy Nomination Application online form.

Please be sure to submit all of the additional documents listed below by the deadline for your application to be considered to or, if necessary, by mail to 10 Melrose Ave, Suite 210, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

1.) Recent photograph

2.) Essay, 500 words or less

3.) Three Letters of Recommendation*

4.) High School Transcripts*

5.) Resume

6.) Test Scores (ACT, SAT)*

*All letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and test scores  should come directly from their source (e.g. the recommender, school), not the student.  At least two letters of recommendation should be from academic sources. Please do not submit letters from family members.

If the application and all additional documents are submitted by the deadline you will be asked to interview in front of my Service Academy Advisory Committee.

Should you have any further questions feel free to call my staff member Shaun O’Connor at 856-427-7000 or email at

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Links to the Service Academies:

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (no Congressional nomination needed)