Military Academy Nominations

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.

Representative Ocasio-Cortez 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 enter your zip code below, since this is restricted to constituents of New York’s 14th congressional district. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country!

Also see the Frequently Asked Questions section for Service Academies.