Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming

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.

The Process

Candidates should (1) apply to the desired academy and (2) begin the process to secure a congressional nomination.

Academy websites:
Air Force:
Merchant Marine:

The Coast Guard Academy ( 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 Part 1 of the Academy Nomination Application.

Click here to download Part 2 of the Academy Nomination Application.

Nomination Criteria

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

Other Information

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