Academy Nominations

I have the honor and privilege to recommend some of South Dakota’s most talented and skilled students to attend the U.S Service Academies: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Nominations are not required for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. These academies allow young people to serve our country while receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our finest institutions of higher learning. 

Recommendations for the 2022-2023 freshman class (Class of 2026) have already been submitted. Applications for the 2023-2024 freshman class (Class of 2027) will be due October 1, 2022. Throughout the year, I will be hosting Service Academy Days across the state to give interested students and their families an opportunity to learn more about the service academies and the application process.

Those interested in learning more about Academy Day are encouraged to download our Academy Day packet below.

If you have any questions about the academy application process, reach out to Tyler in our Sioux Falls office at

Download Academy Day Informational Packet

Download Academy Application Packet

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