Service Academy Nominations

"I appreciate your interest in a nomination to one of our nation's service academies! One of my privileges serving as a Member the United States House of Representatives is the opportunity to nominate exceptional young men and women from the 17th Congressional District of Texas to be considered for appointment to our nation’s service academies. If appointed, you will represent Texas and the United States – the greatest country in the world. These nominations and appointments are highly competitive, with only the best and brightest vying for this prestigious opportunity each year. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you refine all areas with the highest standards of preparation. Good luck, and God bless!"

– Congressman Pete Sessions

2024 Service Academy Application Instructions

To request the 2024 Service Academy Application Packet, please contact:

Tori Magers – Academy Coordinator
Office of Congressman Pete Sessions
400 Austin Ave., Suite. 302
Waco, TX 76701-2139
Phone: (254) 633-4500

Applications for nomination to the Class of 2029 will be open from June 1, 2024 to October 10, 2024. In order to be considered for a nomination, all candidates must submit the required materials by the October 10, 2024 deadline. 

Application, Requirements, & Commitments

Congressman Sessions may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Academy Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements established by law:

  • US Citizen
  • Legal Resident of Texas' 17th Congressional District. Military dependents are required by law to apply for a nomination in their legal domicile.
  • At Least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission
  • Unmarried with no legal obligation to support a child or other dependents
  • Meet the physical, medical, and academic requirements of the Academy

The opportunity 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:


Please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Other official online sources for an Academy nomination: