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Academy Nominations

Join our Service Academies Virtual Conference 2020 on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5pm - 6pm AZ to learn about the application and nomination process.

RSVP by emailing Event link will be provided upon RSVP.

I have the honor and privilege to recommend some of Arizona's most talented and skilled individuals to attend the United States Military Academies. These academies allow young people to serve our country while receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our finest institutions of higher learning. Upon acceptance of an appointment into an Academy, a student commits to five years of active duty service after graduation.

The deadline for submitting a completed application is Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. Arizona Time.


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.

Senator's McSally Application for Service Nominations

This application for a service academy nomination and all other required submissions must be received by our office no later than Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Arizona Time. 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. Be sure to apply for a nomination from all three of your Members of Congress to increase your opportunities to receive a nomination.

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 Phoenix Office at (602) 952-2410.

Contact Information for the U.S. Military Academies that require nominations:

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