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Service 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 Service Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five 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 Mike Garcia may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Service Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below and submit your completed packet by November 20, 2020. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the Service Academies and serving our country.

Items Needed for a Completed Packet

  • Picture
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • One-Page Paper on "Why I Want to Attend a Service Academy"
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Class Rank and GPA from Official High School Transcripts
  • Extra-Curricular Activities

These items required for a completed packet do not have to be submitted all at once and it is strongly encouraged that each applicant submit their documents as they are completed to any of the District Offices.

Required fields are followed by *.
Your Information
Education Information
SAT Test Scores
ACT Test Scores
Academy Information
Additional Information

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