Service Academy Nominations
The honor of attending a United States Military Academy comes with the obligation to serve in the Military for at least nine years, including four years at the Academy and five years with the Service.
For more information, please review the page Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.
Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. Military 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.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 nomination cycle on May 1, 2019.
All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on October 18, 2019. All students will be scheduled for an interview on November 2, 2019.
To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please submit a complete application that includes:
- 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 academic)
- Official high school transcript
- Official SAT or ACT scores (SAT school code: 7199 / ACT school code: 7272)
- One-page essay explaining why you wish to attend a Service Academy
- Resume of extracurricular activities
- Current photo
- A completed application form
Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Daisy Paniagua-Uribe at (323) 651-1040 or ServiceAcademyNOM.Lieu@mail.house.gov should you have any questions.
Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.