Service Academy Nominations

August 3, 2017

Dear Friend,

Every year, I am honored to nominate residents from Maryland’s Third Congressional District for admission into the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. I am truly impressed and inspired by the caliber of candidates we receive each year, and I look forward to meeting the next class of prospective students.

Back in 2015, I nominated Patrick Nessler to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was ultimately admitted. I was pleased to learn that Patrick has since excelled at West Point. His professor for Thermo-Fluids class recently wrote his parents to say Patrick is one of the best students he’s had in 50 years of teaching! Patrick was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his experiences at West Point and about what he hopes to achieve after graduation. See our full conversation here.

For more information about service academy nominations, see here.

The application for students seeking a nomination from my office for the class of 2022 is available here. Completed application packets are due to my office by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017. 


John P. Sarbanes
Maryland's Third Congressional District