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We are pleased that you have decided to seek a nomination to a United States Service Academy from Senator Duckworth. You are to be commended for your desire to serve the Nation and to be a leader for the next generation.

To begin the application, please create an account and verify your email address. Once verified, you will be taken to the application instructions, which will guide you through the process of providing the required information including document uploads and how to request letters of recommendation.

You have until October 2, 2020 to complete the entire application. You will receive notifications as the deadline approaches if any information is missing.

If you have questions at any time during this process, please call our Springfield office at 217-528-6124 or send an email to

Good luck!

Completed service academy nomination applications must be submitted by October 2, 2020.