The President of the United States, the Vice President, Members of Congress, and other agencies and organizations have the authority to nominate individuals to a military service academy. If you have a question about a specific academy, please contact the academy's admissions office directly. In addition to applying for a nomination, all applicants must apply directly to the service academies. You can find out more about our great military academies at the following links:
- United States Military Academy
- United States Air Force Academy
- United States Naval Academy
- United States Merchant Marines
- United States Coast Guard Academy
2019 Application Dates
April 8, 2019 – Online Application Process Opens
October 11, 2019 – Application Process Closes
November 9, 2019 – Candidate Interview Day (by invite only)
You can apply for my nomination to a service academy online. I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to better help you understand the application and nomination process. 2019 Service Academy FAQ to download the FAQ document. To create an account and begin an application, please click on the link below.
In order to apply for a nomination with my office, you will be required to complete and submit the following:
(1) Online Questionnaire and Essay
(2) Three Letters of Recommendation
(3) Official Academic Transcripts (to include your fall 2019 courses)
(4) ACT and/or SAT Scores
Please remember that in addition to applying for a nomination with my office, you must also apply to the service academy at which you wish to be selected for admission.
NOTE: When requesting ACT or SAT scores, please use the following codes to submit them to our office: 7162 for ACT and 4642 for SAT
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation allow for me to gain a better understanding of you, from those who know you best. Two of your letters of recommendation should come from an academic source: a high school teacher, college professor, counselor, or principal. Your third letter of recommendation should come from a non-academic source, such as a coach, employer, clergy/church member, mentor, volunteer, or an adult family friend (anyone that is not related to you).
CANDIDATES: Please print and give this form to the individuals writing your letters.
2019 Military Service Academy Information Nights
Every year my office hosts military service academy information nights to field questions from prospective applicants and parents. These sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about the nominating process and to meet with representatives from the different academies and N.M. collegiate ROTC programs. Current academy nights are scheduled for:
Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Piedra Vista High School Commons
5700 College Blvd., Farmington
Tuesday, April 16th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Santa Fe High School Activity Center
2100 Yucca St., Santa Fe
Thursday, April 18th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Volcano Vista High School Performing Arts Center
8100 Rainbow Blvd NW, Albuquerque
Tuesday, April 30th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mayfield High School Library
1955 N. Valley Dr., Las Cruces