Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

Military Academy Nominations


Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your 2nd District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

In response to the student's letter of interest, they will receive a packet of information that must be completed and returned, to me, by a predetermined date in the fall. The information required is similar to that required by a college including: teacher and character recommendations, a high school transcript and a recent photograph. Please note that each student should also notify the academy of their interest in gaining admittance.

In December of the year that they apply, my Military Academy Selection Committee will interview each of the potential nominees. Upon completion of this screening process and after a careful evaluation of each of the candidates files, I will make final determinations as to the nominees. Please keep in mind that a congressional nomination does not guarantee admittance. The final appointment decision rests solely with the academy.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If I may be of service or if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516-541-4225 or 631-541-4225.

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the only U.S. Service Academy that does not required a congressional nomination or appointment to attend it. For information about USCGA, you may write to:

United States Coast Guard Academy
Admission Office
New London, CT 06320