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Nomination Sources

Presidential Nomination

Children (biological or adopted) whose parent has served as a career officer or enlisted personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces, active or reserve, including the Coast Guard, are eligible for the Presidential nomination. A parent serving on active duty (other than for training) must have served continuously for at least eight years or have been retired with pay or granted retired or retainer pay. A parent in the reserves must be serving as a member of a reserve component and be credited with at least eight full years of service (a minimum of 2880 points) or must be entitled to retired pay except that he or she is not yet sixty years old. An unlimited number of Presidential nominations can be granted each year for those eligible.  However, only one hundred appointments may by appointed from this nomination category.

Application dates: Between July 1 of the year prior to entry and January 31 of the year of entry

Students must submit their application and supporting documentation to:.

Office of Admissions, United States Naval Academy
ATTN: Nominations and Appointments
52 King George Street
Annapolis, MD 21402