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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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

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 Shea-Porter may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

To request a Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the Nomination application below, and return it to the Dover Office with all required materials.

For 2018 applications, all materials must be received by Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:00pm. Any materials received after this date will not be accepted. 

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

  • Nomination application
  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results (ACT Code 7521) and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results (SAT Code 3804)
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less)
  • Three letters of recommendation

All Service Academy materials should be mailed or delivered to the DOVER OFFICE:

Attn: Service Academy Coordinator

Office of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

660 Central Ave, Unit 101

Dover, NH 03820

If you have additional questions about the Service Academy Nomination process, please contact Elise Britton at (603) 285-4300 or Materials sent to the Washington, D.C. office will cause significant delays to the application process and may jeopardize your application.

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Education Information
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Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

Additional Information


Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.

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