NOTE: The postmark deadline for nomination packets has been extended to Thursday, October 1st.

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.

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.

Each Member 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 download and follow the steps in our Service Academy Nomination Packet. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

U.S. Service Academy Nominations Schedule for 2020

The application process for 2020 is now open! Find important dates to remember below:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Thursday, October 1
Postmark deadline to submit your complete nominations packet for the 2021 school year. Submissions postmarked after this date will be considered late and not eligible for the current nomination cycle. You can also drop off your nominations packet to our downtown St. Petersburg office (address below).

October 8, 2020
Virtual Academy Day. This information session is open to all applicants and their families, and is an opportunity for students and parents to meet representatives of our nation's service academies and to learn more about the nomination process. This virtual event will hosted via Zoom (link to be posted closer to event date) and begins at 6:30pm.

October 12-16, 2020
Notifications sent to all applicants regarding interview appointment time. Interview space is limited; not all applicants will be selected for an interview. If you have not received notification of your interview status by Friday, October 16th, please contact our St. Petersburg office at (727) 318-6770.

October 24, 2020 (Tentative)
Personal interview day. Please keep the interview date open on your calendar, as there are no make-up or alternate interview dates (barring changes due to COVID-19).

November 26, 2020
All applicants will be notified of interview results no later than Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th, 2020.

Mailing address:

Office of Congressman Charlie Crist
696 1st Avenue N., Suite 203
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Please feel free to call my office with any questions at (727) 318-6770.

Best Practices

It is highly encouraged that applicants (students) be the ones communicating with our staff and the academy admissions offices throughout the process. These entities appreciate getting to know the students, and this show of initiative is regarded very highly by the nominating Board.

Arrange the contents of your service academy packet in the order in which they are listed. This will cut down on the amount of time our staff must spend organizing, uploading, and printing packets for the Board to review.

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