Academy Nominations

Each year, I have the privilege to nominate a select group of Arizona high school graduates for appointment to the United States Military Service Academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy.

Each applicant for a nomination from my office must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: Applicant must be at least 17 years old, but not yet 23 years of age on July 1st, of the year of admission (25th birthday for the Merchant Marine Academy).
  • Citizenship: Applicant must be a United States citizen, and a legal and permanent resident of Arizona.
  • Marital Status: Applicant must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

If you are interested, please send your inquiry to my Tempe state office or send an e-mail to:    

Applicants should provide their full name, address, telephone number, date of birth and year of graduation.  The application process must be completed one year prior to the start of the next academic year. All requirements must be received by Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 5:00pm MST in my Tempe, Arizona office:

U.S. Senator John McCain
ATTN: Academy Staffer
4703 South Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Phone:  (480) 897-6289
Fax:        (480) 897-8389

In addition to obtaining a nomination from a Congressman, you will need to complete a requisite admissions application with the academy, or academies, to which you are applying. You can contact each academy by using the below information:

Academy Contact Information

U.S. Air Force Academy                            

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Military Academy                           

U.S. Naval Academy                   

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