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.

Students should confirm they reside in the 39th Congressional District of California before applying. To find out whether you live in the district, please visit find your Representative and enter your zip code. If your zip code overlaps with multiple congressional districts, please search using your home address. 

You can download the application here: Fall 2019 (Class 2024) Application and to stay organized you can download a Checklist (optional) here. Please be sure to also fill out your contact information below. All Materials are due by 5:00 PM (PST), Friday, October 25, 2019 and must be delivered to Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros Attn: Nominations at 1440 N. Harbor Boulevard, Suite 601 Fullerton, CA 92835-4119​

If you hope to be nominated by Congressman Cisneros to the 2024 class please save the following dates:

1.) Rep. Cisneros LA County Service Academy Night, Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Glen A. Wilson High School, 16455 Wedgeworth Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

2.) Rep. Cisneros Orange County Service Academy Night, Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Troy High School,  2200 Dorothy Ln, Fullerton, CA 92831

3.) Interviews with Rep. Cisneros Nomination Board, Saturday & Sunday, Nov 16-17, 2019, TBD

Note: Applicants will be notified when their written application is complete. All applicants should keep Saturday and Sunday November 16th and 17th free for interviews. Please note, interviews are not guaranteed and interviews will be scheduled to accommodate the Board’s schedule. Applicants who are selected to interview must be available to meet at the time they are assigned. ​

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

  • U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD

  • U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO

  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT (does not require a congressional nomination for appointment)

In order to receive a nomination, interested participants must complete an application with their respective academy of choice, and complete the U.S. Service Academy Congressional Nomination Application from our office.

 Thank you for your interest in serving in the United States military, applying to one of the U.S. Service Academies, and the congressional nomination process. 

For any questions, please contact Stephanie Wade, District Representative, at or call my office at (714) 459-4575.