Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner announced today that he is accepting applications for nominations to attend the United States Air Force, Military, Naval, or Merchant Marine Academies for the 2016- 2017 academic year. 

Upon submitting an application, candidates will be interviewed by a member of the Congressman’s Academy Selection Committee, composed of local community leaders.  The interview is an assessment of the candidate’s leadership potential, character, motivation, and interests. The Congressman will make his nominations based on the recommendations of his committee. The deadline for completed applications is Thursday, October 15, 2015.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for nomination.  

Applications are only accepted from United States citizens with residency in Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. Applicants must also be at least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday as of July 1, 2016, and must have reached their senior year of high school.  

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “As a Member of Congress, I have the distinct pleasure of nominating to the service academies the best and the brightest young leaders from the Fifth Congressional District. I urge those who wish to receive an offer of appointment at any one of these prestigious institutions to contact my district office in Brookfield for details relating to the application process.” 

Congressman Sensenbrenner’s district office can be reached at 120 Bishops Way, Room 154, Brookfield, WI 53005, or by calling (262) 784-1111.  Information is also available on Congressman Sensenbrenner’s website at