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Choosing to serve in the military is a major decision that offers many career opportunities. Students who are highly motivated, well-rounded, successful and looking for a way to serve their country are invited to attend the 9th District’s U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. 

This event is for any student and parents interested in learning more about attending the U.S. Service Academies — the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy — all of which offer a free college education to those interested in serving our country.

Families will be provided information regarding the service academies’ admissions processes, congressional nominations, and you will have the opportunity to meet with service academy representatives.

For students who have already decided they would like to attend a service academy,  the application for a congressional nomination is available on the 9th Congressional District’s website. Attending Academy Day is not a requirement for a nomination.

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please call your Jeffersonville Congressional office at 812-288-3999 or email my Service Academy Coordinator at 

Academy Day and Nomination FAQs 

Q: When is Academy Day? 
A: Academy Day is Saturday, September 10, 2022. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10:00 am. 

Q: Where is Academy Day?
A: Academy Day will be held at Seymour High School in the Auditorium Lobby. 

Q: Who can come to Academy Day?
A: Academy Day is for all middle school and high school students interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy and is open to these students and their parents.

Q: Is Academy Day attendance required to be considered for a nomination?
A: No, Academy Day is purely informational.

Q: Do I have to live in the 9th district to attend?
A: No, but you must live in the 9th to apply for a nomination with our office.

Q: Where can I find an application for a nomination?
A: By visiting our website,

Q: When are applications for a nomination due?
A: All nomination applications are to be submitted no later than Saturday, September 17. 

Q: Where do I submit my application?
A: Completed applications are to be submitted by email to

Q: When will interviews be held?
A: Interviews will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022. You will be notified of your interview time 2 weeks in advance. 

Q: Is my application complete?
A: Your application is complete when all required materials have been submitted including SAT/ACT scores. When our office receives your completed application, you will receive a confirmation email.