Due to the COVID—19 pandemic, this year’s application
process will operate under amended guidelines.
“Each year, it’s a privilege to nominate incredible young leaders
from central and west-central Illinois to attend one of our nation’s
prestigious military service academies. While COVID—19 has disrupted
our academic year, I am pleased to announce that we will be able to
move forward with our academy nomination process,” said Rep. LaHood.
“It’s always inspiring to see so many high schoolers willing to step
up and serve our country. I look forward to celebrating our
nomination recipients in person when we get through the COVID—19
Congressman Darin LaHood’s nomination application period opens the
first week of May each year. The
application deadline this year is November 13, 2020.
The application period is open to those
candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the
following school year, or who have already graduated but haven’t
reached their 23rd birthday.
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Interested applicants are asked to please contact Congressman
LaHood’s Military Affairs Advisor and Academy Nomination Coordinator, Michael
Gilmore in the Peoria District Office by telephone at (309) 671-7027 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination packet.
Please be advised. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Congressman LaHood’s office
has postponed Service Academy Nights indefinitely. We will provide an update as
soon as restrictions placed on gatherings and other events are lifted.
For more information on the Military Academy Nomination process and
requirements, please go HERE.
[Congressman Darin LaHood]