Service Academy Nominations


The United States Military Academies are top flight educational institutions whose purpose is to prepare and train young men and women to become leaders of our nation's military services. Tuition is free.

There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), The United States Naval Academy (USNA), The United States Military Academy (USMA), The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), and The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.

As far as the USAFA, USNA, and USMA are concerned, there are various nomination authorities, with each eligible young person being able to apply to both United States Senators from the applicant's state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories are military-affiliated.


2017 Academy Seminars
Informational seminars about the academy application process.

The Congressional Nomination Process
How Does It Work?

Service Academy Nomination and Appointment Timeline
When should I apply?

Service Academy Qualifying Factors
Am I Eligible?

Application Procedure For Congressional Nomination
What Do I Do?

Academy Application Form
Downloadable Form

Service Academy Information
This section provides academy addresses for prospective candidates and website information for each of the five military service academies.

If you have any further questions about the nomination process, contact Luke Crumley in my district office at (614) 523-2555.