Military Academy Nominations

Congressman Blumenauer will begin accepting requests for Fall 2022 (class of 2026) on May 1, 2021. Application packets are due Friday, November 12th, 2021.

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.

There are five military service academies in the United States. Through Congressman Blumenauer's office, you can apply for a nomination to four of the academies (the Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations). You begin the application process by contacting the academies you wish to attend and starting a pre-candidate file with them. The academies are:

Once you have contacted the academies, contact Congressman Blumenauer’s office and the offices of Oregon's Senators to begin the nomination process (Senator Wyden and Senator Merkley). You can also write Congressman Blumenauer at the address below or call the district office at 503-231-2300. Congressman Earl Blumenauer 911 NE 11th Ave, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97232. Please make sure you meet the important qualifications listed below:

Application Packet PDF

Applicants may submit completed application packets by email to

School Principals, Heads of School, Guidance Counselors or Recommenders wishing to submit confidential student recommendations may also email them directly to Please include the applicants name in the subject line. 

Service Academy Qualifying Factors

  • Must be at least 17 but not yet 22 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must not be married, pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child.
  • Physical requirements vary according to academy.
  • Competitive academic record and extra-curricular achievement.

Academy Admission Offices

Air Force Academy
Admissions Office
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80840-5651
Phone: (719) 472-2520

West Point Military Academy
Admissions Office Building
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-1797
Phone: (914) 938-4041

Naval Academy
USNA Admissions Office
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5019
Phone: (410) 293-4361

Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
Phone: (516) 773-5391

Coast Guard Academy
Admissions Office
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (800) 833-8724