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Military Academy Information

Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the 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. These institutions provide college-age Americans with a tuition-free, four-year undergraduate education and prepare them to be officers of some of the U.S. uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or the merchant marine for a minimum of five years.

Although it is an essential component of the appointment process, a congressional nomination does not guarantee an individual’s admission or appointment to a service academy. In addition to securing a nomination, a candidate must also submit an application packet and fulfill other service academy requirements. Even when a candidate meets all these requirements and is deemed to be qualified for admission, he or she may not receive an official appointment, due to the limited number of spaces available at each service academy.


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LOCAL MILITARY RECRUITER CONTACT INFORMATION - Visits are during lunches or you can email them for an appointment  

Army 1st & 3rd Mon.
SSG Briana Turner
cell: 253-345-0995. Office:  253-537-1634

Navy 1st & 3rd Tues.
MMN1 (SW/AW) Sean Barraza

Air Force 2nd & 4th Tues.
SSgt. Cordiares Brewer

Air Force Reserve 1st & 3rd Wed.
SSgt. Wanytha Mountry
253-459-5941.  Fax:  253-982-0639

Marines 2nd & 4th Wed.
SSgt. Matthew Barker
253-304-9883. Office:  253-862-9777

Army National Guard 1st & 3rd Thur.
SSG Daniel Sherman

Coast Guard 2nd & 4th Thur.
MK1 Jacob Aping
206-510-7267. Office:  425-203-3058
Air National Guard 
Samantha Stewart  
Cell: 253-512-3305

Air Force and Space Force
Michelle L. DeLeon  (Chief, Community Relations)
Office: (210) 565-0612 or Cell: (210) 627-4246