Plaskett Advises Students on Applying to Military Academies

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett advises that students who are interested in attending Military Academies should begin the application process in their junior year of high school.

“I am pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 Service Nomination Packets are currently available. The application can be found at 

Additionally, most of the Military Academies offer summer programs, and applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply. The programs offered include: Summer Leadership Experience Program at West Point, the Summer Seminar Programs at the Naval and Air Force Academies, and the AIM Program at the Coast Guard Academy.

During the summer of 2019, please remember to:

Establish candidacy with the academy or academies you wish to attend by visiting their website. This may be completed as early as March 1 in some cases, but please visit the websites of each academy that is listed below:

• U.S. Naval Academy:
• U.S. Military Academy at West Point:
• U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
• U.S. Air Force Academy:

Note: A Service Academy nomination is not required for the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information on this, call the USCG Admissions Office at (860) 444-8500 or visit its website at: • U.S. Coast Guard:

Additional note: Permitted nominations for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy differ from those of other academies; please be advised to visit their website link for further information.

The next step would be to fill out the nomination package, which will be accepted at the Office of Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett beginning Aug. 1 and end on Oct. 31, unless a particular condition requires an earlier or later submission. The deadline to apply is October 31.”