Our nation’s service academies are elite institutions that train students to excel in academics and military affairs. These institutions seek well-rounded individuals with a high level of academic achievement, as well as a commitment to athletics, student activities, and civic organizations. Famous graduates of these institutions include Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter, as well as legendary Generals George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and Norman Schwarzkopf. The academies have also produced numerous astronauts. The second man to ever walk on the moon – Buzz Aldrin – was a graduate of a U.S. service academy. Congressman Robert Aderholt has the privilege to nominate a limited number of young men and women to four of the five service academies. The United States Coast Guard does not accept Congressional nominations, applications must be submitted directly to the Director of Admissions.
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