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.
Congressman Gallego may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot alloted to his district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Requirements for Congressman Gallego's consideration:
- Current photo
- High school transcript
- Resume with extracurricular activities including any leadership, community service, athletics and other activities
- An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less)
- Three letters of recommendation
All documents must be submitted to AZ07AcademyNominations@mail.house.gov. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The application deadline for the Class of 2026 is 5:00 PM on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Interviews of candidates selected for further consideration will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2021.