U.S. Service Academy Nominations
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your 12th District Representative in the U.S. House, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies (to attend the Coast Guard Academy, students need to apply directly to the Academy). The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending a U.S. Service Academy and serving our country.
The application period for the 2019 Academy nomination period has closed. The calendar for 2020 will be posted here in January, 2020.
Seeking a Nomination: Frequently Asked Questions
When can I be considered for an academy nomination?
The Congressman can begin accepting academy nomination applications no earlier than January of the applicant's junior year of high school.
When is the deadline to be considered for an academy nomination?
You must submit your completed nomination application to our office BEFORE the close of business on September 27, 2019. Interviews will be held in late October (date to be determined).
What is a nomination?
Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following:
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represents the congressional district in which the candidate resides
Both U.S. Senators from his or her state
Apply directly to the Vice-President of the United States
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
Age: Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday
Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 12th Congressional District of Florida.
How do I obtain an application?
Students seeking a nomination should download the nomination application from my website and submit it to my New Port Richey Office at 7132 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654.
What must be included in my nomination file?
A complete nomination file consists of the following items:
High school transcript
American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
Resume of extracurricular activities
Three letters of recommendationImportant: Please ensure you are registered as an official candidate with the academy(ies) of which you are seeking a nomination.
How many academies are there?
There are five service academies.
Three reside within the Department of Defense:
One resides within the Department of Transportation:
One resides within the Department of Homeland Security:
Who should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?