U.S. Service Academy Nominations

About U.S. 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 U.S. 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 Raskin may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Application Instructions

Congressman Raskin's application packet for 2020-21 Service Academy Nominations is now available. Please download and complete the application packet (click here to download as a PDF). Mail your completed packet and supplemental materials to our District Office at 51 Monroe St, Suite 503, RockvilleMD 20850. Please do not hesitate to call our office with questions or concerns. 

Please note: Given the inability of all students to have access to standardized tests during the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be requiring/accepting test scores for this application cycle.

Virtual Information Night 

Interested parents and students may watch a recording of Rep. Raskin's Virtual U.S. Service Academy Information Night by clicking here. Representatives from four of the five academies joined Rep. Raskin to make presentations. USNA Midshipman Isabelle Ross, who is currently a member of the Class of 2022 and received Rep. Raskin's nomination in 2017, discussed her experience as a Midshipman.