Service Academy Nominations

“Service to God, country and people are the most
honorable accomplishments and contributions
that a person can make in life.”
~ Congressman Ted Poe

As a Member of the United States Congress, it is my honor to nominate young men and women to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The nomination process for the Second Congressional District of Texas is very competitive for the limited number of nominations available, and the selection of those nominees is always a difficult decision for my independent Service Academy Nomination Board.

Our Service Academies are among the finest schools in our great nation. They teach academics but also instill discipline, commitment and leadership in the young Americans who attend. In selecting nominees, my Service Academy Nomination Board looks for well-rounded applicants and also considers academic qualifications, SAT/ACT scores and demonstrated leadership. Being physically and medically fit are vital.

If you are interested in applying for one of my nominations for the classes that will enter the Academies in the summer of 2015, please download the Fact Sheet and Application. Please be sure to read these documents carefully and be certain that you comply with the deadline and all the criteria. If you have any questions, please contact my Service Academies’ Director, Marlene Moulder, at:

Academy Application 2014

Academy Fact Sheet

Please note the following

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy bases admissions on competitive nationwide examinations and does not have a Congressional Nominee Program for applicants. Application is made directly to the Academy, Office of the Director of Admissions, New London, CT 06320. For additional information, please visit the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at:

Current offers of appointment:

U.S. Air Force Academy Brandon Cambio Humble Kingwood High School
U.S. Air Force Academy Brandon Malone Humble Atascocita High School
U.S. Air Force Academy John Johnson Houston St. Pius X High School
U.S. Military Academy Alexandria Gonzales Houston St. Agnes Academy
U.S. Military Academy Charles Speer Houston Strake Jesuit High School
U.S. Military Academy Derek Fossi Houston St. John's/Wesleyan University
U.S. Naval Academy Ace Padilla Humble Atascocita High School
U.S. Military Academy Francesca Gay Spring Providence Classical School
U.S. Naval Academy Princeton Luong Houston St. Lawrence College Prep School
U.S. Air Force Academy Brandon Malone Humble Atascocita High School
U.S. Air Force Academy Justin Malone Humble Atascocita High School