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Service 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.The nomination and admission process is explained in each academy's catalog and web page, as well as, in my nomination application packet.

Each Member of Congress may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.  Potential candidates should apply for nominations one year prior to the desired date of entry.

Beginning in May of an applicant's junior year in high school, the student may request a nomination application packet from my District Office.

Service Academy Applicants must be:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Legal Residents of the 1st Congressional District of Texas
  • At least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission (or not yet 25 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy)
  • Unmarried with no dependents

To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please call the district office at (903) 561-6349 and ask to speak to the Service Academy Coordinator to receive an application packet. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.