Military 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 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
Contact us at: FL09ServiceAcademy@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.
- 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.
- West Point Field Force
- Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officers
- Air Force Liaison Officers
- Merchant Marine Field Reps