Virtual Service Academy Day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my office made the difficult decision to cancel our bi-annual in person Service Academy Days, held in April and October, for the safety of all involved. Instead, this year I am hosting a “Virtual Academy Day” on my website! This Virtual Academy Day will provide students, parents and school faculty important information about each of our nation’s service academies. In addition, you can learn about the process to interview for a Congressional nomination, as well as information on the requirements for an appointment and details regarding the selection process.

Your interest in serving our great nation is so inspiring. Nominating students to the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Military Academy at West Point is one of the most important jobs a Member of Congress has.

I serve on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and I don't have to tell the folks in North Texas about the sacrifice our service members and their families make. Our nation owes our service members, past and present, a debt of gratitude. 

The application deadline for a nomination with my office for the class of 2026 is November 30th, 2021. For any questions, please contact my office and our Service Academy Liaison would be happy to assist. Visit my website at for the application and for more information on service academy nominations.


Watch the videos below to hear more information from representatives of each of our nation’s service academies. 


United States Military Academy at West Point


United States Naval Academy


United States Air Force Academy


United States Merchant Marine Academy


Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board