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 complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Service Academy Nomination Packet Here
Please take a moment to look through this packet to ensure it contains the following items:
1. Instructions for 19th Congressional District Service Academy Applicants
2. Guidelines for Military Academy Appointments
3. U.S. Service Academy Contact Information
4. Application for Nomination
5. Check List
The deadline for submitting a complete application is September 30, 2019. You will not be interviewed if your file is incomplete.
If you submit all materials on time and qualify academically, you will be scheduled for an interview with a nomination board sometime in late October or November.
All materials should be sent to:
Office of Congressman Francis Rooney
ATTN: Dana Goulet
1039 SE 9th Avenue, Suite 308
Cape Coral, FL 33990