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.

Speaker Mike 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 Kathy Babers at 318-840-0309 or  

The 2024 application should be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2024 by email to or mailed to Speaker Mike Johnson’s district office in Bossier City, 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

Required fields are followed by *.
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Downloadable PDF

Please complete this 7 page fillable pdf which constitutes the basis for our application. Once completed, Save this form as a pdf to an appropriate file extension and submit in the files section below.


Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .jpg, .jpeg, .png

Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.


**I understand to receive consideration for a nomination, this application packet and required materials must be submitted no later than November 6, 2024. I understand that acceptance at a service academy involves a nine-year commitment. I certify I personally completed the application packet, and it is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I meet all eligibility requirements set forth by the respective academy I wish to attend.**