Academy Nominations

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria). The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Thank you for your interest in attending a United States Service Academy. We are not currently accepting applications for nominations to the Service Academies. Please check this page regularly for updates on the application process. If you have questions, please contact Congressman Lujan’s Service Academy Liaison, Brian Lee, at or call him at our Farmington Office at (505) 324-1005.

2019 submission deadline is: TBD


 What are the five service academies?

 How do I attend an academy?

 What is a nomination?

 What is an appointment?

 What are the basic eligibility requirements for a nomination?

 Can I apply for a nomination from more than one source?

 Can I also apply for a presidential nomination?

 Can I apply for a nomination if I am active duty in the armed services or reserves?

 When should I apply for a nomination?

 What is the deadline for completing my nomination file?

 What are the code numbers to report SAT and ACT scores directly to Rep. Lujan's office?

 What if I miss the October 13th deadline?

 Who should complete my two letters of recommendation?

 Can I be nominated to more than one academy?

 Do I need a nomination to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy?

 Should I apply for an ROTC scholarship?

 What are the basic qualifications for a nomination?

 Who is eligible to attend the prep school at the USMA, USNA, USAFA, and USCGA?

 How will I know if I am nominated?

 Does a nomination guarantee an appointment?

 When will I know if am appointed?

 If I do not receive a nomination or an appointment, can I apply again?

 How can I improve my chances of qualifying academically for a nomination and an appointment?

 Why should I participate in extracurricular activities?

 Is it possible to visit the academies?