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.
Congresswoman Clarke 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 print this application and send it and all required materials (three letters of recommendation, a copy of your high school transcript, a copy of your SAT or ACT scores, a 200-word essay describing the reason you want to serve in the military, and a wallet-sized photo) to:
Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
ATTENTION: Academy Nominations
222 Lenox Road
Suites 1 & 2
Brooklyn, NY, 11226