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TX27 - Service Academy Nomination

Office of the Twenty-Seventh Congressional District of Texas
Formerly the Office of Representative Blake Farenthold

The Washington, D.C., office and the district office of former Representative Farenthold will continue to serve the people of the Twenty-Seventh Congressional District of Texas under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Farenthold resigned from Congress effective April 6, 2018.

See Press Release.

Each year, I have the pleasure of nominating outstanding young men and women from the 27th District of Texas to the United States' military service academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, each applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person, including a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Who is eligible?
Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:


  • AGE: Applicant must be between 17 and 23 years old.
  • CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen that is legally domiciled within the boundaries of the 27th District of Texas

Nomination process

1. Apply to the academy of choice. (An applicant may apply to as many academies as they choose.)

2. Have a nomination from an authorized nominating source.

All students have four nomination sources. In addition to applying for a nomination from me, it is advisable to request a nomination from both of your United States Senators and from the Vice President of the United States. Those links can be found here:

Senator Cornyn
Senator Cruz
Vice President of the United States

3. Applying for a nomination from my office.

 Applicants are carefully evaluated based on numerous qualifications that include: character, scholarship, leadership, physical fitness, medical fitness and motivation. Interested student should contact my office in Corpus Christi in the spring of their junior year in high school to begin the application process.

Congressman Blake Farenthold
Attn: Academy Nominations Coordinator
101 N. Shoreline Blvd. Suite 300
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

If you are interested in applying for a nomination for the Class of 2023, you may download a copy of the current application, here. You may also contact the Corpus Christi district office to have a copy mailed to you.

PLEASE NOTE: All application materials for the Class of 2023 must be received by the Corpus office no later than October 31st.

Additional information can be found on the application.
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Education Information
SAT Test Scores
ACT Test Scores
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