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.
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.
Congressman Katko may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Patrick McKinney in my Syracuse District Office at (315) 423-5657.
Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Military Academy Applications for 2020-2021 are due to Congressman Katko's Syracuse Office by November 13th at 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the availability of Standardized Testing (SAT, ACT, etc.) has been limited. Accordingly, at this time, this information will be optional on the 2020-2021 Military Academy Nomination Application for the Office of Rep. John Katko. Please know that this may differ from the individual Military Academy’s Admissions Requirements. If you have questions regarding the requirements for admission to a specific Military Academy, please contact the Academy’s Admissions Department directly. The Application and Checklist is posted below.