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 Elise.Britton@mail.house.gov. Materials sent to the Washington, D.C. office will cause significant delays to the application process and may jeopardize your application.