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. For more information, please review the page of  Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Service Academy Nomination.

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.

Congressman Warren Davidson may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a packet, please complete the packet request form at the bottom of the page.

The deadline to receive all completed materials is October 31st.

The Congressman holds Academy Information Nights each spring.  Any interested person is invited to attend and will hear from representatives of each academy.  The process specific to Rep. Davidson’s nomination will also be discussed.  Students 8th grade or older, parents, and guidance counselors will especially benefit from these programs.  Information sessions will be scheduled in early 2020.

In the meantime, please contact the academies directly to learn more about their admissions process and explore their summer session options. You should also view this YouTube video, "The 5-Point Star" that highlights each academy. [LINK:]

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.


PDF iconService Academy Nomination Packet and Information Request Form