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Service Academy Nominations

Thank you for contacting me regarding a nomination to one of our nation's service academies. Although I am only able to make a few nominations each year, they are among the most important and difficult decisions I make as your United States congressman. Because of the limited number of nominations each Member of Congress can make, I encourage you to also contact Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz about their nomination process. To be sure that I am your congressman, please visit to determine if you reside in the 25th congressional district.

Service Academy Applicants must be:
- U.S. Citizens
- Legal Residents of the 25th Congressional District of Texas
- At least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission
- Unmarried with no dependents

By law, graduates of the service academies are appointed to active duty as commissioned officers and serve in the appropriate branch of the military for a minimum of five years

DEADLINE: October 16, 2019

To apply for a nomination from Congressman Williams, please fill out and submit a request form by October 1, 2019.

After our office receives your request, you will be sent an application packet by mail or email. In this packet you will find: general information and checklist, application forms, and two evaluation forms.

When you are finished completing the application packet, please send back to our Austin office, by mail or email (excluding transcripts--these must be mailed so that they remain official), so that the Academy Nominations Coordinator may prepare your file to be seen by the Academy Selection Board.

Application Process

March 30, 2020: Nomination Application Packet request form via the Congressman’s web page.
October 14, 2020: Application Deadline – All required items must be postmarked by this date.
October to November: Academy Coordinator will continue updating online checklists and prepare files for the Academy Selection Board.
October/November (Date TBD): Academy Selection Board meeting and interviews conducted.
December 2020/January 2021: Academy Coordinator finalizes Congressman Williams’ nominations.
January 2021: Nomination notification letters mailed to applicants.

To obtain catalogs and other information on the academies, you should contact the academy of your choice directly. (Be sure to inquire about their summer camps, too.)

U.S. Air Force Academy
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025
Phone: (800) 443-9266

U.S. Naval Academy
Candidate Guidance Office
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
Phone: (410) 293-4361

U.S. Military Academy
Directorate of Admissions
606 Thayer Road West
West Point, NY 10996-1797
Phone: (845) 938-4041

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
Phone: (516) 726-5644

United States Coast Guard Academy
Director of Admissions
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4195
Phone: (800) 883-8724

(The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require
congressional nominations. You should contact the USCGA directly.)