The Office of Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) is now accepting applications from students seeking nomination for potential appointment to the following U.S. military service academies: the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY). The United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT) does not require congressional nomination. Applications to be nominated for fall 2023 appointment and entry will be accepted through Friday, October 7, 2022.
"Nominating outstanding high school seniors from the Fourth District for potential appointment to one of our nation’s prestigious military academies is one of my greatest honors as a Member of Congress," said Cole. "I am always inspired by those who undergo the application process and demonstrate their selfless desire and willingness to serve our country with their talents and intellect. I look forward to nominating another great group of students in the coming months."
The nomination process is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated for academic performance and standing, including class rank, SAT/ACT scores and school records. Other criteria considered by Cole and the recommendation panel includes athletics, physical fitness, extracurricular activities, recommendations and leadership potential. Upon congressional nomination, students become eligible for appointment consideration at the service academy (or academies) to which they have applied.
Interested students living in the Fourth District of Oklahoma can find more information, including frequently asked questions and academy nomination forms, by visiting Cole’s website here.
For other questions, please contact Amber Savage at (580) 436-5375.