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. For more information, please review the page of 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. 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.
I am honored to be able to nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district every year. My office's nomination application period opens April 1 each year for those candidates who are current high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated. The deadline for submitting a nomination packet to my office is October 1. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office or to learn more, please contact my Canton office at 330-599-7037. You can also find my office's nomination application here. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Military Academy Application for Nomination