Military Academy Nominations


Attending a summer program at one of the United States military academies can offer a unique experience for students who are considering applying to a service academy. Students can be selected to spend a week at one of the Armed Forces academies to stay on grounds for a week and participate in training and activities similar to those of incoming cadets or midshipmen. Service academy summer programs are a great opportunity to learn and strengthen the resumes of young men and women who are interested in a military service career. Interested students can apply directly through the academy websites that are hyperlinked below.

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar:

  • May 30 - June 4
  • June 6 - 11
  • June 13 - 18

United States Military Academy Summer Leadership Experience:

  • May 30 - June 5
  • June 6 - 12

United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar:

  • June 8 - 12
  • June 15 - 19


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 Thompson may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.


Please print this application. You may include a separate sheet of your extracurricular activities and leadership responsibilities if you wish.