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    U.S. Representative John R. Carter represents Texas' 31st Congressional District, which includes Williamson and Bell counties. Congressman Carter is the Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations and also to serves on the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee and Defense Subcommittee. This is Congressman Carter's fourth term to serve as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus. He has been a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2004.

    Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

    Congressman Carter is one of the few House Members who has authored legislation signed into law under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. Less than 10% of members can claim this feat.  In spite of now being a veteran Congressman, John Carter is still known as "Judge" for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first county-wide elected Republican in Williamson County history. Before becoming a Judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the Municipal Judge in Round Rock.

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    Congressman Carter's leadership ability has been recognized by his colleagues and others. During his first term, Congressman Carter was named one of the "Top Five Freshman" in Congress by Capitol Hill's leading newspaper.

    In July 2004, President Bush held a signing ceremony for Congressman Carter's Identity Theft bill at the White House. The law lessens the burden of proof making identity theft easier to prove and prosecute and also defines and creates punishment for aggravated identity theft.

    A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a degree in History and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas Values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also a proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.  



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Service Academy Nominations


Thank you for your interest in a nomination to one of our nation’s service academies.

One of the privileges of serving in the United States House of Representatives is the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women from the Texas 31st Congressional District to be considered for appointment by our nation’s service academies. Each year our academy nominees represent the best and the brightest. It is my great honor to assist you with your goal to serve our country in a military career.

Academy Applicants must be:

·       U.S. Citizen

·       Legal Resident of the Texas 31st Congressional District

·       At least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission

·       Unmarried with no dependents

The Academy nomination process includes TWO separate steps.

1.      Contact the Admissions Office of each academy of interest and officially open an applicant file. The Academies and their web sites are listed for your convenience.

2.     Visit our Service Academy link at Carter.house.gov to learn the requirements and deadline for our Congressional Academy nomination packet.

Application Packet Deadline is:  October 10, 2018, EOB 5:00pm CST.  Late applications will not be accepted.

United States Air Force Academy: www.usafa.edu

United States Military Academy: www.usma.edu

United States Naval Academy: www.usna.edu

United States Merchant Marine Academy: www.usmma.edu

United States Coast Guard Academy: www.uga.edu

(Please note, the USCGA does NOT require a Congressional nomination.)


Other Official Sources for an Academy Nomination    

All official sources will require that you meet the minimum admission standards of each individual academy, including medical, physical, and academic requirements. Other sources include: Texas Senator John Cornyn, Texas Senator Ted Cruz or Vice President Mike Pence 

Vice President Mike Pence     www.whitehouse.gov/vicepresident

Senator John Cornyn               www.cornyn.senate.gov

Senator Ted Cruz                      www.cruz.senate.gov


Academy Application Packet must include all required documents:

·    Application form with two wallet or passport size photos. Please write your name on back of each photo and do not staple or tape the photos to your application.

·    Resume (no more than three pages and do not staple)

·    Personal essay on why you want to attend a service academy, what extracurricular activities you enjoy and detailed information about your leadership experiences

(no more than three pages and do not staple)

·    Three personal recommendations. Please ask each person making a recommendation to sign and date their recommendation before it is submitted to you and included in your packet

·    Official copy of High School Transcript

·    Official copy of College Transcript (if applicable)

·    Official copy of SAT and/or ACT scores. These reports are in addition to the scores on your transcript.

The testing institute will forward your scores directly to Congressman Carter at 6544 B South General Bruce Drive, Temple, TX 76502. Please indicate code number 4139 on the SAT test and use code 7712 for the ACT.

Interviews and Decisions

After all packets are submitted, Congressman Carter and the 31st Texas Academy Advisory Board will review the packets for eligibility. In November, the Board will conduct personal interviews with all candidates.  In December, Congressman Carter will make his decisions and notify each candidate. In early 2019, each Academy will award their appointments and notify the candidates and the Congressman. 

2018 Academy Application (02/13/1810:03 AMET )
Academy Nomination Information (01/23/1811:32 AMET )
2018 Academy Forum (01/23/1811:28 AMET )

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  • Office Locations Push

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
    Round Rock Office
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    (512) 246-1600
    Bell County Office
    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
    Located next to the DPS office
    (254) 933-1392