Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Academy Nominations

Each year I have the pleasure of nominating outstanding young men and women from the 21st District to four of the United States' military service academies. Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:

AGE: Be between 17 and 23 years old.

CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen.

Applicants are carefully evaluated based on numerous qualifications. These include character, scholarship, leadership, physical fitness, medical fitness and motivation.

Interested students should contact my office in Kerrville in the spring of their junior year in high school to begin the application process.

Congressman Lamar Smith
301 Junction Hwy., Suite 346C
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Attn: Anne Overby
830-896-0168 fax

Nominations for the high school graduating class of 2019 are now open. 

The deadline for applying is September 15, 2018. If you are interested in applying for a nomination for those students entering the academies in July of 2019 (academy graduating class of 2023), you can find the application and a fact sheet with resources below. 



All students have four nomination sources. In addition to your United States Representative, it is advisable to request a nomination from both of your United States Senators and the Vice President of the United States. Those links can be found here: 

Air Force Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

NOTE: The US Coast Guard does not require a Congressional appointment. Appointments are considered solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.

For further information or questions, please contact Anne Overby in my Kerrville District Office, (830) 896-0154 or e-mail