Military Academy Nominations

Each year, Members of Congress nominate young men and women to become eligible for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy. The academies are seeking future cadets and midshipmen who possess “whole person” qualifications: good moral character, a commendable academic record, evidence of strong leadership potential, physical aptitude, medical fitness, motivation to achieve academically, and eventually, the desire to serve as an officer in the Armed Forces. Our office will make ten nominations for each House of Representative vacancy at:

  • The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • The United States Military academy, West Point, New York
  • The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

Nominations will be awarded based on the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Congressman Jason Crow. The nominating process begins by completing the application packet. The 2021 Application Packet will be available for download on April 14th. The completed application must be mailed to the district office at 3300 S Parker Rd #100, Aurora, CO 80014 and post dated by October 1st.

Applications for 2021 nominations will open June 1st. The complete application (including application packet, standardized test scores, and three letters of recommendation that have been signed across the envelope seal by the recommender) MUST be received by mail at Congressman Crow’s district office at 3300 S Parker Rd #100, Aurora, CO 80014 by October 1st. If your application is not received by mail by the October 1st deadline, you cannot be considered for a nomination from Congressman Crow in 2021.

Congressman Crow's staff and representatives from Service Academies are hosting a Zoom webinar on April 13th for applicants and their families to learn about the 2021 application process. There will be a short presentation on the application, timeline for Congressman Crow's nomination process, and time for open Q&A about nominations and Academy applications with more Academy representatives and Congressman Crow's staff. RSVP here:

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Aly DeWills Marcano at