Robert Menendez

US Senator for New Jersey
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U.S. Service Academy Nominations

How the Selection Process Works

Every Senator can nominate candidates to each of the following military academies: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, the US Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Senators do not nominate candidates to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. These nominations are handled by the academy itself.


If you're interested in applying to be nominated by Senator Menendez to one of these academies in the Fall 2012, all materials must be received in our office by 5:00 PM on Monday October 15, 2012.  

  • Printed copy of your application (academy form)
  • Picture (preferably 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" )
  • Your highest SAT/ACT Score (A copy of the scores is acceptable)
  • Official high school and/or college transcript.  GED if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please send all these materials with the completed application, in a single envelope, to the following address:

Office of Senator Robert Menendez
1 Gateway Center, 11th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5323
Attn: Academy Department

All material must be in one package, Incomplete Applications will not be accepted if there is difficulty doing this please contact our department of academy nominations in my Newark office at 973-645-3030.

Please remember to request an application directly from the military school of your interest. These application materials will provide you with more information on admission requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and a questionnaire for potential candidates.

Mail Delay

Although mail delivery to the United States Capitol offices has resumed, the delivery process is still very slow and not yet back to normal. Until the mail process is more timely, the best way to contact me or my Washington, DC staff remains either by phone at 202.224.4744 or via the contact form on this page.

Academy Links

U.S. Air Force Academy

Admissions Office
2304 Cadet Dr.
Suite 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025

U.S. Military Academy

Director of Admissions
600 Thayer Rd.
West Point, NY 10996-9902

U.S. Naval Academy

Candidate Guidance Office
117 Decatur Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018

U.S.Merchant Marine Academy

Admissions Office
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY 11024-9997

U.S. Coast Guard Academy*

Director of Admissions
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

*No congressional nominations to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; contact CGA directly.