Service Academy Nominations
Our country needs the best and brightest from our Congressional District to serve in our military. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Neguse has the honor of nominating candidates to United States military academies.
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 allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office please click here. To learn more, please contact Shane Atkinson at Shane.Atkinson@mail.house.gov for application requirements. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country!
Deadlines for the nomination process are as follows:
May 1st: Application for a nomination through the office of Congressman Joe Neguse opens
October 1st: Application closes
October 15th: Qualified applicants receive offer to schedule an in-person interview.
End of October/Beginning of November: Interviews will be held, exact dates, TBD.
December 21st: Nominees are announced
January 31st: All congressional nominations will be submitted to their respective academies.