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.
Our office will begin holding service academy information sessions in late summer/early fall. We will post information about these sessions on our website and social media pages.
To request a U.S. Service Academy Nomination from our office you will need to provide the following materials to our Irvine office, in addition to completing the form below. Please note that in addition to requesting a nomination from Representative Porter’s office, students must also apply to each academy for admission.
Service Academy Nomination File Checklist
- Current photo
- Copy of high school transcript
- Copy of American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
- Resume of extracurricular activities
- An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less)
- Three letters of recommendation
Representative Porter may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a U.S. Service Academy Nomination. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
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