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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Military Academy Nominations

Cadet Yohance Salimu

I have nominated several young people to military academies, including Cadet Yohance Salimu, a 2011 graduate of Crenshaw High School who will be graduating from the United States Air Force Academy this year. I’m proud of all that he and the other Academy students and graduates have accomplished. 

The deadline to apply to my office for military academy nomination is November 30, 2016.





Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies.  

Applying to a military academy includes all of the steps of applying to any other college, plus two extra elements: 1) gaining a nomination; and 2) demonstrating your physical fitness.  YOU MUST open an application for admission to the academy as soon as possible, and meet the deadlines for submitting all pieces of your application to them.  In addition, you must apply to my office for a nomination to the academy or academies where you hope to attend. 

As your Representative in the 37th Congressional District of California, every year I have the privilege and responsibility of nominating talented young people to gain a top-quality college education and officer training at four of the five service academies: 

The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

To submit a complete nomination packet to my office, be sure you include the following items:

  • Complete Nomination Application Form (see below)
  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (1-2 pages)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation

To start your request for a Military Academy Nomination from my office, please complete the form below:


Your Information

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Contact Information

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Education Information
Test Scores

SAT Scores

ACT Scores

Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

Additional Information


Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.

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