September 4, 2019

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mark Green’s office has announced that the deadline for applying for U.S. Military Service Academy nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. The application is open to students in Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.

“As a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I know firsthand the honor and responsibility of attending a service academy,” noted Congressman Green. “Nominating students from Tennessee’s 7th district to attend service academies is one of my most important jobs, and I look forward to working with our Nomination Committee to select our nominees.”

The honor of attending a military service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.  Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Congressman Green may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot, and will appoint a Nominating Committee comprised of alumni of the Service Academies, veterans, and business leaders to make the selections.

To begin the nomination process, applicants should first apply directly to the service academy you wish to attend, and then complete this Service Academy Application request: Applicants are encouraged to complete all the application forms for which you may be eligible for, including the U.S. Senators from Tennessee, as well as the Vice President of the United States.

To be considered for a nomination by Congressman Green’s Nominating Committee, you must complete the full application provided to you after submitting the online application. Nominations will be selected based on merit.

Application Packet Checklist:

      Completed Application. It is important that the form be filled out neatly and be completed in ink or typed.

      Essay. “What does military service mean to you personally?” Please limit your essay to 500 words.

      Five Letters of Recommendation. Three letters will be accepted from teachers, coaches, employers, or someone who knows you well. Two letters will be accepted from a friend, co-worker, teammate or anyone that can speak to your character.

      Official Transcript. The high school transcript must list your senior year courses. GPA and class rank must also be included. Please also provide a transcript for any college work that you have completed.

      Official ACT and/or SAT scores. If not already included in your transcript. A copy of the official score sheet is sufficient.

      Recent Photo. (Not mandatory but highly recommended.)  Include a color photograph of yourself, 5 x 7 or wallet size.

      Notarized affidavit of residence.


Please mail your completed application packet to:

Congressman Mark E. Green

ATTN: Mark Crane

128 N Second St Suite 104

Clarksville, TN 37040



Email your electronic application packet to:


Applications received after the deadline of 5:00pm on November 1st will not be considered.

Qualified applicants selected for an interview will be notified by email of the date and time.  Interviews will take place at Congressman Green’s Clarksville Office, located at 128 N. Second St, Clarksville, TN, 37040.

Questions or comments? Please call our nominations coordinator, Mark Crane, at 931-266-4483 or 931-703-0844.