Military Academy Nominations

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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 Military 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 Soto 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 fill out the below packet and return to our office at: Congressman Darren Soto, ATTN Service Academy Applications, 804 Bryan Street, Kissimmee, FL  34741​

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


  • March 1, 2021: Application period opens
  • March 19, 2021: Virtual Spring Academy Day
  • August/September 2021: Fall Academy Day
  • October 1, 2021: All applications due
  • October 16, 2021 : Selection Committee Interviews
  • November - December 2021*: Nominees will be contacted

*These dates are subject to change. Please contact our office if you have any questions and check our social media accounts for updates.

** Date will be announced in summer 2021

We strongly recommend contacting your chosen academy’s local admissions representatives. These individuals are a great resource to provide additional information on their application process, deadlines and to assist prospective cadets and families.

Please download and fill out our Service Academy Nomination package here:

2021 Service Academy Nominations Application (pdf)

2021 Service Academy Nominations FAQ (pdf)