Service Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. Each year, I have the privilege of nominating students to attend our nation's service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations for 2024.

** Click here for 2024 Service Academy Nomination Application Form ** 

Applicants must submit an electronic version and a hard copy version of their application with all supporting documents (exception made for sealed letters and transcripts).

Applications sent by USPS mail are strongly preferred in lieu of certified mail (UPS, FedEx).

Key Dates

Application period opens: May 1, 2024

Service Academy Information Night: End of August

Nomination Application Deadline: October 18, 2024

Academy Selection Board Interview: Early December 2024

Nominations Announced: Late December 2024

Offers of Appointment from Academies: Beginning in February 2025

Class of 2029 Enters Academies: July 2025

Applicants must submit an electronic version and a hard copy version of their application to our office. Electronic copies of your application with all supporting documents can be sent to and Hard copies can be mailed or dropped off at our district office located at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, 92121. 

If you have questions, please call my San Diego office at 858-455-5550. Original and completed application packets must arrive at our office no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, October 18, 2024. Postmarked applications will be accepted.

Additional requirements and information for applicants:

  • All documents should be printed one-sided (no double-sided) 
  • Do not use staples (paperclips or binder clips are preferred)
  • If you are submitting a handwritten application, please use black ink pen and write clearly.
  • Please include your first/last name, residential zip code, and the name of your high school on the folder or binder used to hold your application. 
  • We will send email confirmation when we have received your electronic copy and hard copy applications.
  • If any materials or information are missing from an application, we will contact applicants via email. Applicants will then have two weeks to provide the missing information. If staff does not receive the requested information within the two-week grace period, applications may be subject to disqualification. 

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