Military Academy Nominations

Nov 6, 2020, UPDATE - Please do not drop off applications in person.  You may submit your nomination packet by mail, fax or email.  Please call Congressman Blumenauer's office at 503-231-2300 or email Kathie Eastman Tell at with any questions.


UPDATE for Fall 2020 – The nomination packet asks for SAT/ACT scores – Congressman Blumenauer's office understands that some applicants may not be able to provide these scores at this time.  We are waiving the SAT/ACT score requirement for consideration of nomination for 2020-2021.  Please feel free to submit your nomination file without test scores. Note that this applies only to our nomination – check with academies for application policies and requirements.


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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:


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.
  • Academic record:
    • Competitive academic achievement
    • outstanding participation and performance in high school extra-curricular activities (athletic and non-athletic).

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