Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Each Member may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete your application by completing the form below and sending in the following documents to with the subject line: [YOUR NAME] Application Materials
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores
  • Official school transcript
  • Resume
  • No more than two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement telling us why you're interested in attending a service academy

  • Take a look at the Virtual Service Academy Day 2023 here:
  • 2024 Virtual Service Academy Day: TBA
  • Applications Due: November 1
  • Notifications Sent to Those Selected for Interviews: Mid November
  • In-Person Interviews: December 7

NOTE: Applications will not be considered complete unless all application materials are received by our office by the deadline.
As a nomination applicant, it's important to note that the honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.
Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country. Please reach out to Jackie at with any additional questions.

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