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.
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 Cummings may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot alloted to our district.
Interested candidates should download and print the 7th District Nomination Newsletter, which explains my nomination process and requirements, and the sample nomination request letter.
To request a Service Academy Nomination from my office, please complete the application below.
Click here for the Service Academy nomination application.
A complete nomination file consists of the following items:
• 2018 Service Academy Nomination Application
• High school transcript
• 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)
• Minimum of three letters of recommendation
Please submit your complete nomination file by November 2, 2018 to:
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
ATTN: Mrs. Katie Malone
754 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
If you have any questions, please contact my Baltimore County District office at (410) 719-8777. You may also review the Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Service Academy Nomination page.
Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.