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Military Academy Nominations


The honor of attending a 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: 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.

Congresswoman Bonamici may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Process for requesting a nomination from Congresswoman Bonamici:

-Please submit the online interest form below. Once your form is received by the Congresswoman’s office, we will mail you an informational packet that is required to complete your request for nomination.

-The application packet will require the following materials:

  • An application for nomination to a service academy
  • A list of extracurricular activities
  • A 200 word essay
  • A high school principal, head of school, or guidance counselor evaluation form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Your end-of-junior-year high school transcript mailed directly from your school
  • Your SAT or ACT test scores mailed directly from the testing agency

-All materials are due to Congresswoman Bonamici’s office by November 15th, 2019.

-Please contact the Congresswoman’s Beaverton office at 503-469-6010 with any questions about this process.

For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.