Military Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the United States Service Academies. As your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to New York’s 16th Congressional District.


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 are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the U.S. Military Academy (United States Military Academy West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy  (U.S. Naval Academy), the U.S. Air Force Academy  (Air Force Academy Homepage and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (United States Merchant Marine Academy (usmma.edu)). A fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers of the U.S. uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marine for a minimum of five years. To request a service academy nomination from our office, please complete the form below and submit by November 15th, 2021. If you have any questions, please  feel free to contact the Service Academy Nominations Coordinator Brandon Lloyd at brandon.lloyd@mail.house.gov.

Military Academy Nominations

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Are you a United States Citizen? *
School Information
SAT Test Scores
ACT Test Scores
Additional Information

2 Letters of recommendation

  • Can be submitted by someone who is not a relative who knows the applicant, including a guidance counselor, sports coach, teacher, clergy scout, or other leaders. Please email electronically to Brandon Lloyd at brandon.lloyd@mail.house.gov.

Essay/Personal statement of 500 words or less (Choose one)

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how will the military help you achieve your goals
  • Describe what the word “service” means to you

Resume including contact information, background, work experience, extracurricular activities, leadership responsibilities, community service and interests.

Academy Information
Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference.

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

Are you interested in an appointment on that basis? *
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