Military Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Nomination to a United States Service Academy.

The process of nominating the best and brightest young men and women from Florida’s 17th District to our nation’s service academies is one of the most rewarding duties as a member of Congress. If nominated and appointed, your time at these academies will stretch you physically and intellectually and will serve to build a strong foundation for a successful career as a military officer in the service of our nation. A Congressional nomination is required for students wishing to enter the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY). Successful applicants will have a broad academic background, the ability to pass a physical aptitude test, and strong leadership potential. An applicant must also be a United States citizen, a high school graduate between the ages of seventeen and twenty-three, unmarried, have no dependents, and have high moral character. Acceptance of a service academy appointment requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and five years of active duty service.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for the District 17 United States Military Nomination Packet. Please review all information provided and follow instructions entirely. To send your ACT scores directly to our office, input code 7337. To send SAT scores directly to our office, input code 5383. Please return the completed packet, with all requirements to my Venice Office no later than Friday, October 1, 2021, to be considered for the class entering service in July of 2022. There will be no exceptions made for late applications. Interviews will be conducted in early October, and individuals who receive an appointment will be notified in mid-October. Please contact Katherine Marks, in my district office at 941-499-3214, or by email at, with any questions.

Additionally, I can only nominate individuals who reside in my congressional district. Please go to to confirm your residence in District 17.

Thank you for your interest in the United States Service Academy.