Academy Nominations

(Staff visiting South Dakota Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy)

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 2017-2018 freshman class have already been submitted. Applications for the 2018-2019 freshman class will be due October 1, 2017. 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.

Upcoming 2017 Service Academy Days:

March 13:
North Sioux City Council Chambers
504 River Dr.
North Sioux City, SD
6:30 – 7:30 pm CT

March 20:
Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Board Room
516 Main St.
Aberdeen, SD
6:30 – 7:30 pm CT

March 25:
Harrisburg High School
New Addition, enter through West Doors
1300 Willow St.

Harrisburg, SD
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

April 1:
South Dakota School of Mines
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD
9:00am – 12:00pm MT

If you have any questions about the academy application process, contact Michele Mustain in my Sioux Falls Office at (605) 336-0486.


Download Academy Application Packet