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 DeSaulnier may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our 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.
Who do I contact to request an application?
Contact the office at (925) 933-2660 to request a nomination packet. You may also fill out a Military Academy Nominations Form below.
What is the deadline for completing a nomination file?
The deadline for submitting a nomination packet to the District Office is normally mid-October. Please contact the office at (925) 933-2660 for more specifics.
What must be included in my nomination file?
A complete nomination file consists of the following items:
- Current photo;
- Official High school transcript;
- American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results;
- An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less);
- Minimum of three letters of recommendation; and
- Completed and signed application.
What happens after I have completed my nomination file?
Applicants who submit a completed nomination file will be scheduled for an interview in late November or early December.
Where do I mail my materials for my nomination file?
ATTN: U.S. Service Academies
3100 Oak Road Suite #110, Walnut Creek, CA 94597