Military Academy Nominations


The application window is currently closed. Applications were due Friday, November 4th, 2022, 5 p.m. PST. If you are interested in applying next year, please review the information below as a reference only and contact the Palo Alto District Office with any questions. 

A complete application packet must include the following:

  • Table of contents (4 copies)
  • Application form - Generated from the form below (4 copies)
  • Current Photo (4 copies)
  • High school transcript (4 copies)
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results (4 copies)
  • Resume of extracurricular activities (4 copies)
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less) (4 copies)
  • An essay describing a challenging experience you overcame (500 words or less) (4 copies)
  • Maximum of three letters of recommendation (4 copies)
  • For a sample application form please see attachment: PDF iconSample Application.pdf

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, you may also contact

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.

Congresswoman Eshoo may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

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Education Information
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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.

Additional Information

Answer the following questions in essay form, single-spaced and on no more than one page each and attach to your application:

  1. Describe a challenging experience you have had, explain how you overcame it, and what you learned about yourself in the process.
  2. For what reasons would you like to attend the Service Academy you have indicated instead of a civilian university?

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

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