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Academy Nominations

Academy Nominations

Since 1802, many of America's finest students have sought to enroll as cadets or midshipmen at the nation's prestigious United States service academies. To apply to attend the Naval, Military, Air Force or Merchant Marine Academies, students must receive a nomination from one of their Members of Congress.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old and no more than 22 years old as of July 1st of the year of admission to a service academy. Interested Mainers should contact my office in the spring or summer of their junior year in high school. 

Our nomination application is closed at this time. The application for the Class of 2027 will open in May. If you have any questions regarding service academy nominations, please contact Katie Fellows, my Director of Service Academy Nominations, at

The Maine congressional delegation will be hosting its next Service Academy Night, in conjunction with Maine Maritime Academy, next April in Bangor. Please stay tuned for more details closer to the event.

Academy Contact Information

Please contact academies directly to obtain catalogs and other specific information.

U.S. Air Force Academy

2304 Cadet Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80840-5651
Phone: (800) 443-9266

U.S. Military Academy

606 Thayer Road
West Point, New York 70996-1797
Phone: (800) 822-2769

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
Phone: (866) 546-4778

U.S. Naval Academy

117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
Phone: (888) 249-7707

NOTE: Congressional nominations are not required for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). If you are interested in attending the Coast Guard Academy, please contact the academy directly at (203) 444-8501

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4195
Phone: (203) 444-8501