Military Academy Nominations

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 4, 2024.  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.

To download and print Congresswoman Lesko's Application for Service Academy Nominations, click HERE.


If you have any questions, please contact my Academy Nominations Coordinator in my Surprise Office at (623) 776-7911.

U.S. Air Force Academy:
Phone: 719-333-9123        

West Point (Army): 
Phone: (845) 938-4041

U.S. Naval Academy:
Phone: 410-293-1858

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
Phone: (866) 546-4778

Military Academy Nominations

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Are you a United States Citizen? *
School Information
SAT Test Scores
ACT Test Scores
Academy Information
Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference.

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

Are you interested in an appointment on that basis? *
Additional Information


Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.


You can print and sign this form after you click the Generate Form button. The address information is located on this page and also on the print preview page.

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