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Military Academy Nominations


The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Representative Aguilar may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from his office, please complete the form below. Please note this is not an online form; you will need a PDF reader installed on your computer. Please ensure to first download the form to your local computer, open, complete, save and then follow the instructions for submission.

The deadline for the class of 2029 is November 1, 2024. Applications received after the due date will not be considered.

All application packets should include:

  • Two sealed teacher recommendation letters
  • A 500-word application essay
  • Sealed official high school transcripts
  • A passport-style photo
  • SAT/ACT scores

Please note that completed applications must be submitted to Rep. Aguilar’s office by November 1st at 5:00PM.

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Download the application package here: