Service Academy Nominations
As a Member of the United States Congress, I have the honor and privilege of nominating several outstanding young men and women for acceptance into our nation’s military academies.
Our service academies consist of the US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy and US Coast Guard Academy.
If you are a resident of Florida’s Eighth Congressional District, between the ages of 17 and 23 (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy), a US citizen and are single with no dependents, you can seek a nomination to one of the four academies through my office.
You can start the application process as early as the spring of your high school junior year. To begin the process, request a nomination by writing my Florida office:
Congressman Bill Posey
Attention: Service Academy Nominations
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C
Melbourne, FL 32940
It's important to make sure that you include your ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS so that the nomination committee can contact you. Upon receipt of your request, a member of the nominating committee will contact you by telephone. After the initial telephone interview, an application packet will be sent to you.
The application to compete for a nomination must include your SAT/ACT scores, an official high school transcript, an essay, three letters of recommendation (special forms will be provided and must be used), a photograph and a thorough listing of your extracurricular activities. The application packet deadline for submission is October 20, 2017 and interviews will be conducted on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMY AND APPLICATION FOR A NOMINATION ARE SEPARATE ACTIONS. BOTH ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO AN ACADEMY.
If you are still trying to decide if a service academy is a realistic option for you or if you would like to learn more about each academy, here are links you will find helpful. Thanks for your interest and best of luck!
United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD
United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO
United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY
*United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT
*Unlike the other Academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination, rather appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.