Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Military Academy Nominations

Students & Parents: Learn about opportunities with U.S. Service Academies.

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Are you interested in learning about the great educational opportunities at America's service academies?

Academy Day Event: Join us every fall for the annual Academy Day workshop. Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. State Department, and National Guard and ROTC programs will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students and their families about educational opportunities available at one of the service academies, or through other service-related programs.
The 2018 Academy Day program will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

What do I need to submit to apply? 

  • Application (with photo)
  • Essay (500 words)
  • List of Activities
  • High School Recommendation Form File(High School Form)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 required)
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • School Transcripts

How do I submit an application? All material must be sent via fax (615) 736-7479 or e-mail by October 5, 2018. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a nomination.

Questions? Contact Kathy Buggs (kathy.buggs@mail.house.gov) or (615) 736-5295.

Use the webform below to generate an application.

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Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

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Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.

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