Military Academy Nominations


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.

Representative Torres Small 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 packet below. The nomination application deadline is October 9, 2020 at 11:59PM. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

To apply for a nomination, please complete the application packet available below. 

2020 Application Packet_District 2.doc

2020 Application Packet_District 2.pdf

2020 Military Service Academy Information Nights

For additional information on the nomination process and about each service academy, please find video recordings of May 4-7, 2020 information nights co-hosted by the New Mexico Congressional delegation and representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and ROTC programs. If you have any questions, please contact