Nominations For Service Academies

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.

Our office may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please download and complete the below forms. All required documentation must be received in our office no later than November 1, 2024.  Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

SAT Institution Code: 5966
ACT Institution Code: 7342

The video listed below was taken during the 2023 Service Academy Information Session held on September 23, 2023. It includes footage from Congressman Mast as well as representatives from all five U.S. Service Academies. If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact our Port St. Lucie office by calling 772-336-2877.

Service Academy Nomination Information Session

Additional Information:

Admissions for Active Duty, Reservists, members of the National Guard, and those with prior enlisted service.

Each year, all five U.S. service academies – the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy – admit enlisted Active Duty, Reservist, National Guard, and prior-service personnel into their institutions. While each academy’s admissions process varies (please refer to the links at the bottom of this section); the following general requirements apply:

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 17, but not older than 22 (USAFA and USCGA), 23 (USMA and USNA), or 25 (USMMA) on year of entry into the academy 
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Not married 
  • Not pregnant 
  • Not legally responsible for child support
  • Not burdened with excessive personal debt

Requirements for Consideration:

  • An assessment by a company or lowest-level unit commander (except for USMMA and USCGA) 
  • Completion of the SAT or ACT
  • At least four School Official/Chain of Command Evals (SOE’s)
  • Completion of a Command/Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)
  • Completion of a DODMERB Medical Exam

Strongly Recommended:

  • Letters of Recommendation from general officers, unit commanders, and command senior enlisted leaders within the service member’s chain-of-command
  • A Letter of Recommendation from Congressman Brian Mast (a formal nomination is required for all prior service applicants)

For service members who do not meet the academic requirements for admission, they may be considered for sponsorship to a preparatory school aligned with their respective service academy.

Academy Admission Links: