Thank you for your interest in being nominated to a United States Service Academy. Service to your country and fellow citizens is one of the highest callings in the career field.
A nomination to a service academy is only the first step in the appointment process. With the individual academies making the final decision in accepting a nominee, it is important that you open a file with the academy as well. The information you send to the academy will be used in consideration of your appointment.
The following items must be completed and submitted online by November 30.
Above items should be complete and converted into a pdf format then submitted online.
The following items need to be sent directly from the source, in a sealed envelope, if they are not able to be converted into a pdf and sent online:
Any items that cannot be converted and sent as a PDF, as a last result, can be mailed to:
U.S. Senator James E. Risch
Attn: Tim Petersen
350 N. 9th Street, Suite 302
Boise, ID 83702
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Petersen at (208) 342-7985 or Tim_Petersen@Risch.senate.gov.
Nominations will be announced in mid-December. Although the process is lengthy and very competitive, the opportunities you will have if selected are tremendous. I wish you the best of luck as you seek this nomination.
Very Truly Yours,
James E. Risch
United States Senator
The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations. If you are interested in attending the USCG Academy, you should contact the Academy directly at: USCGA, Admissions Office, New London, Connecticut 06320 (www.cga.edu); or by calling 1-(800)-883-8724.