The United States Service Academies are elite educational institutions whose purpose is to prepare and train young men and women to become leaders of our nation's military services. Students are not charged tuition but, upon graduation, will serve in our nation's military for a set amount of time, depending on the service branch being entered.
As a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, each year I am honored to nominate exceptional young men and women from Eastern and Southeastern Ohio to America's military Service Academies. There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), The United States Naval Academy (USNA), The United States Military Academy (USMA), The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), and The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.
General Qualifications Required for Nomination Appointment to a Service Academy:
- You must be a United States Citizen
- You must be a legal resident of Ohio's Sixth Congressional District (click here to see a district map)
- You must be 17, but not yet passed your 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year admitted
- You must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children
- You must have an above average high school or college academic record, and strong performance on the SAT or ACT examinations
- You must be able to pass academy physical requirements and a DoDMERB medical examination
- You must be of strong moral character
If you meet the basic eligibility requirements listed above, I highly encourage you to start the application process with both the service academies and a nominating and my office. Applicants must apply directly to both.
Applying for a Nomination Through My Office:
We will begin receiving applications for 2015 Service Academy Nominations on March 7, 2016. All completed applications must be in to the Cambridge District Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016. You may apply to my office for a nomination to all service academies for which you have an interest. Please click on the application below to download the application form. All of the requested information is required in order for your application package to be considered complete. Incomplete applications and/or those received after October 14, 2016 will not be considered.
Click here to download the PDF Service Academy Nomination Form.
Please mail complete application packages to my Cambridge District Office. Mail sent to our Washington D.C. Office is delayed and may result in your packet not being received prior to the deadline.
Completed application packages should be addressed to:
Congressman Bill Johnson
Attn: Service Academy Nominations
116 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH 43725
If you have further questions, please contact Ashley Karlen in our Cambridge District Office at 740-432-2366.