Office Contact Information

Washington Office
U.S. House of Representatives
1526 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2040
Fax: (202) 225-2948

San Diego Office
2700 Adams Avenue Suite 102
San Diego CA 92116
Phone: (619) 280-5353
Fax: (619) 280-5311

Service Academy Nominations

One of the greatest privileges a Member of Congress has is to nominate worthy candidates to attend one of our nation's great service academies.

The 53rd District always has a wealth of potential candidates seeking a limited number of nominations.  In order to forward the most well-rounded candidates to the academies, I use a competitive nomination system that includes a written application and oral interview with a selection board.

This year’s applications are due by 5:00pm on October 31, 2014.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview in November 2014.  I recommend that potential candidates begin the application process the summer before their senior year of high school.

If you’re interested in attending a service academy and live in the 53rd District, download my application for a nomination. (You’ll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this document.) If you have questions about any part of the nomination process, please call my service academy liaison at (619) 280-5353.

Want to learn more?  Here are links to the respective service academies:

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Air Force Academy
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Coast Guard Academy*
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Merchant Marines Academy
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Military Academy
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Naval Academy

* The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. There are no Congressional appointments or geographical quotas involved.