As a member of Congress, Congresswoman Lesko, has the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. This would include nominating candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
; the U.S. Naval Academy
; the U.S. Air Force Academy
; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.
Upon acceptance of an appointment, the student commits to a minimum of five years of active duty service after graduation.
To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please review and follow the instructions below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.
Each applicant for a nomination from my office must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:
• Must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday. (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, and a permanent resident of Arizona.
• Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Academy and Nomination Procedures
Prior to applying for a nomination from my office, please contact your academy or academies of choice to request a pre-candidate questionnaire. Once completed and returned, the academy will apprise you of any special physical, medical, or academic requirements particular to their institution.
Congresswoman Lesko’s Application for Service Academy Nominations
This application for a service academy nomination and all other required submissions must be postmarked or hand delivered to our office no later than Friday, October 16, 2020.
Please keep this in mind when requesting letters of recommendation, transcripts and test scores, as they can often take a significant amount of time to arrive.
Please be sure you have opened a file at all of the academies you would consider attending. Our office cannot submit a nomination to an academy if you have not started an application.
If you have any questions, please contact my Academy Nominations Coordinator in my Surprise Office at (623) 776-7911.
Contact information for the U.S. Military Academies that require nominations:
U.S. Air Force Academy:
West Point (Army):
Phone: (845) 938-4041
U.S. Naval Academy:
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
Phone: (866) 546-4778