Military Academy Nominations

As a Member of Congress, Congressman Riggleman has the distinct honor of nominating candidates to four of the five U.S. Service Academies. Members of Congress can nominate candidates to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The fifth Service Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a Congressional Nomination for an appointment. The honor of attending a U.S. Service Academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Congressman Riggleman may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to the Fifth District of Virginia. Applicants are required to open an application directly with each of the U.S. Service Academies they have an interest in attending, as well as, applying to our office for a Congressional Nomination.

To request a U.S. Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the Application Packet. For additional information about this process, please review our FAQs.

Our office will begin accepting applications on April 1, 2019. The deadline for submitting an application to our office is October 1, 2019, by 5:00 pm, postmarks will not be accepted.



Matthew Becker

Office of Congressman Denver Lee Riggleman, III

308 Craghead Street, Suite 102-D

Danville, Virginia 24541


Only the most qualified and outstanding individuals will receive a nomination and an appointment. Best wishes as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

If you have any questions, please contact our U.S. Service Academy Nominations Coordinator, Matthew Becker, in our Danville District Office at (434) 791-2596 or by email at