Congressman Raul Ruiz has announced the deadline for submitting an application for a service academy nomination. Congressional nominations are accepted for U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Oct. 15 is the deadline to apply for a nomination to four of the five service academies across the nation. High school students graduating in 2015 and interested in attending one of the academies should contact Ruiz’s Director of Constituent Services Gina Chapa for more information.

She can be reached at email at [email protected] or 760- 989-4111.

More information, including the application, is accessible on his website: