Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley, Ernst to Host Virtual Service Academy Open House

Sep 15, 2020
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will host a U.S. Service Academy Virtual Open House on the evenings of Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22. This will be an opportunity for Iowa students and their families to learn more about the five military service academies including the application and nomination processes.
WHO: Academy Nomination Coordinators for Sens. Grassley and Ernst and representatives and recently commissioned academy graduates from all five of the U.S. Service Academies
WHAT: U.S. Service Academy Virtual Open House
WHEN: Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 from 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Connect via zoom here: or by calling in at 1-312-626-6799 and entering Meeting ID: 964 0495 8072
The Academy Nomination Coordinators for Grassley and Ernst will provide an overview of the congressional nomination process and application requirements. They will be available to answer questions throughout the open house.
Representatives and recently commissioned academy graduates from the Air Force Academy and the Military Academy at West Point will provide presentations on academy life and the application process on Monday, September 21. The Naval Academy, the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy will provide presentations on Tuesday, September 22. Representatives from all the academies will be present both nights to answer questions from Iowans in a live Q&A.
Every year, Grassley and Ernst each select 10 individuals to nominate to the Military, Air Force, Naval, and Merchant Marine academies. 
More information on Grassley’s nomination application is available here. To seek a nomination from Grassley, Iowa applicants must download and complete an application.
For Iowans seeking to attend an academy in 2021, the deadline to complete and submit Grassley’s and Ernst's application is October 16, 2020.