U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the 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.

These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers of the U.S. uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marine for a minimum of five years.

Each year, Congressman Cicilline may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to Rhode Island’s First Congressional District. 

To request further information regarding how to apply for a U.S. service academy nomination, please complete the form below. You may also find additional information regarding the nomination process by visiting the following section of Congressman Cicilline’s website: Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a U.S. Service Academy Nomination.

If you are prepared to procceed with the nomination process, you can download the application form here.

All materials for the academy classes of 2027 should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022. These materials will be reviewed by a member of Congressman Cicilline’s staff, and you will then be contacted to schedule an interview with the Congressman’s Service Academy Nomination Review Board. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Christopher Bizzacco at 401-729-5600 or by email at Christopher.Bizzacco@mail.house.gov.

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

 

To request further information regarding how to apply for a Military Academy Nomination, please complete the form below.

 

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