Military Academy Summer Programs:
If you are considering attending West Point, Annapolis, or the Air Force Academy then consider the summer programs each school offers to acquaint students with life at their academy. Sessions last a week. Selection by the academy for the summer program greatly assists one’s chances of getting an appointment to the academy, so they are highly recommended. Most programs are for students in the summer between their junior and senior year. The following link to the programs at each academy:
West Point: http://www.usma.edu/news/SitePages/Summer%20Leaders%20Seminar.aspx
Air Force Academy: http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/
United States Military Academy Nominations
One of my most gratifying duties is to nominate young people from Wyoming to service academies. As a member of congress, I can make what is referred to as “congressional nominations.” Once nominated, the service academy makes the final selection and appointment.
Candidates should (1) apply to the desired academy and (2) begin the process to secure a congressional nomination.
Air Force: http://www.usafa.af.mil/
Merchant Marine: http://www.usmma.edu/
The Coast Guard Academy (http://www.cga.edu/) does not require a congressional nomination.
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. I may nominate applicants who are legal residents of the state of Wyoming.
Who Is Eligible?
An applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy. He or she must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen, and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Applying To My Office For A Nomination
Interested applicants, usually in their junior year of high school, should fill out the attached forms found at the bottom of this page and mail them to my Cheyenne office:
Office of Congressman Cynthia Lummis
2120 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
If you have further questions, please call (307) 772-2595. The completed application is due back to my office by the last business day of October. I will notify applicants in November for an interview with my Academy Selection Committee in December. By the end of December, I will submit my list of nominees to the respective academies. I am able to nominate 10 people for each vacancy.
Click here to download page 1 of the Academy Nomination Application.
Click here to download page 2 of the Academy Nomination Application.
My nominations are based on the following:
1. An official high school transcript showing your grades through the end of your junior year;
2. American College Testing Program (ACT) and/or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores;
3. Leadership potential based on extracurricular activities; and,
4. Recommendation from my Academy Selection Committee
Minimum ACT/SAT scores:
Air Force; English 24, Math 25, Reading 24, Science 25
Naval: English 22, Math 24
Merchant Marine: English 22, Math 26
Military: English 23, Math 24
NOTE: ACT scores will be sent to Rep Lummis’ Cheyenne office by using code: 7765
Air Force Critical Reading/Verbal 580, Math 560
Naval: Critical Reading/Verbal 530, Math 570
Merchant Marine: Critical Reading/Verbal 500, Math 550
Military: Critical Reading/Verbal 560, Math 560
NOTE: SAT scores will be sent to Rep Lummis’ Cheyenne office by using code: 5960
NOTE: Applicants to the Military Academy must submit a Writing Score