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.

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

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Education Information

Test Scores

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Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.


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Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.