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 nomination from our office, please submit a completed nominations packet, found here. 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 2022
The application process for 2022 is now open! Find important dates to remember below:

Saturday, May 21
Academy Day (Time & location to be announced)

Friday, July 22 (Deadline to submit application packet)
Postmark deadline to submit your complete nominations packet for the 2022 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).

July 25 - 29
Notifications to all applicants begin 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, July 29, please contact our St. Petersburg office at (727) 318-6770.

Saturday, July 30
(TENTATIVE). Personal interview day. Please keep the interview date open on your calendar, as there are no make-up or alternate interview dates.

Friday, August 31
All applicants will be notified of interview results by this date.

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 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 eventually printing packets for the Board to review.

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