Nominations | Air Force Academy Nominating CategoriesCongressional NominationsVice Presidential NominationsMilitary Affiliated NominationsU.S. Territory NominationsInternational NominationsThe majority of applicants to the Academy obtain nominations in the Congressional and Vice Presidential categories. The Academy also reserves a select number of cadet appointments for nominees in the Military Affiliated, U.S. Territory and International categories. To seek nominations, first determine the categories for which you are eligible: 1. Congressional 2. Vice Presidential 3. Military Affiliated 4. U.S. Territory 5. InternationalSee more on academyadmissions sample-nomination-letter | Search Results | Air Force Academy To apply to the United States Air Force Academy, you must meet admissions requirements more stringent than at a typical university or college. Prospective students, or cadets, must seek and achieve nomination by a legally recognized nominating entity such as a Member of Congress, the Vice President or select other officials.