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.

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 alloted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

The nomination applications for the class of 2026 will open on April 12th. This year’s application deadline for submitting all required documents will be Friday, October 15th. A completed file consists of; High School transcript, an essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less) and two (2) letters of recommendation. Please send applications materials to LBRServiceAcademy@mail.house.gov. If you have any questions please call the Wilmington Office at 302-830-2330. Required fields are followed by *.
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