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Nominations Open for Military Academies


It is one of the highest honors of my office to be able to nominate qualified New Mexicans for admission to our nation’s military service academies. It is always inspiring to see so many New Mexico students who are eager to apply to our military academies and serve our nation.

On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm my office, along with the New Mexico Congressional Delegation and representatives from U.S. Military Service Academies, hosted a virtual Q&A session. The conversation was an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to ask questions about the nomination process and attending U.S. Military Service Academies. In addition to my staff, we were joined by staff members from the offices of Senator Ben Ray Luján, and Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández, Melanie Stansbury, and Yvette Herrell.

I am committed to running a transparent and inclusive academy nominations process that ensures every student has an equal chance to serve, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, N.Y. Each member of Congress is allotted a limited number of nominations that they submit to each academy.

The deadline to apply for a nomination for each of the Congressional offices is Oct. 7, 2022. As part of this process, I am looking for applicants who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and represent the full diversity of our great state.

For more information about the process, I encourage you to visit the Service Academies Nominations resource guide on my website. And please contact my office if you have any additional questions that we can help answer or if we can help connect you to additional information.

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