Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Service Academy Appointments

The U.S. Service Academies are four-year post-secondary institutions that combine educational excellence with military officer training. Students accepted to the academies receive a four-year education in return for a service commitment to the active-duty military after graduation.

To be considered for admission, students must receive a congressional nomination from either their U.S. Representative or a U.S. Senator. Additionally, students are expected to meet the highly competitive educational, extracurricular, physical aptitude and medical standards that are set by the service academies. 


Your completed original application with ALL components MUST be received by my District Office staff by Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Faxed or scanned copies will not be accepted.


Deadline for submission of completed nomination packets for the 2018– 2019 school year is October 5, 2018. Once a completed packet has been submitted for review, applicants will be notified electronically of their status. 

Complete your application here.

Air Force Academy

Admissions Office, HQ
2304 Cadet Dr., Suite 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025 5

U.S. Military Academy

Director of Admissions
600 Thayer Rd.
West Point, NY 10996-9902 


U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Director of Admissions
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT 06320 

U.S. Naval Academy

Candidate Guidance Office
117 Decatur Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Admissions Office
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY 11024-9997 


*For the Air Force, Naval, and Military Academies, each Congressional Representative can have no more than five cadets or midshipmen attending an Academy at one time. For each vacancy (one of the five slots), Representatives and Senators can nominate up to ten names.

*For the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, there is no vacancy system. Instead, each year, Members of Congress can nominate up to ten individuals and those who qualify gain an appointment.

*There is no nomination system for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.