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.
Congressman Johnson may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To apply for a Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the Service Academy Nomination Application form. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
To express interest in a service academy nomination or to request more information about the process, contact our Service Academy Coordinator at 337-458-6078 or Jerrie.Ledoux@mail.house.gov.
Due to technical issues, this year, the 2023 application should be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 8 by email to Jerrie.Ledoux@mail.house.gov, or mailed or hand-delivered to Congressman Mike Johnson’s district office in Bossier, Louisiana at 2250 Hospital Drive Suite 248 Bossier City, LA 71111.
A complete application packet should contain:
- The 7-page application
- High school (and college if applicable) transcripts
- 1-page resume
- 500-word essay
- 3-5 Letters of recommendation
- Headshot photograph