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Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) Wednesday announced that Oct. 21, 2022, at 4 p.m. is the deadline for students in the 50th Congressional District of California to apply for a Congressional nomination to U.S. military academies.

“It is a great honor to nominate esteemed young men and women to attend the U.S. military service academies,” Rep Issa said. “These students will be the leaders of tomorrow who answer the call of their country and volunteer to stand in service to America.”

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.

Click here for more information on the military academy application and nomination process.

To request a nomination application, please email

Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.