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Service Academy Websites

There are five Service Academies in the United States -- the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy.  Visit the following websites for additional information about the Military and Service Academies:

Today's Military  

Military.com  

Military School USA  

When to Apply

Students interested in enrolling in one of the five military academies should begin preparing early in high school as a considerable amount of work will be required from students, parents, school officials, liaison officers, state political leaders, and academy officials, and ideally complete a preliminary application in their junior year. You can request the application from a regional command office or from the institution itself, or you can apply online. You will later be required to complete additional applications for Congressional nomination and regular admissions. These applications will, in many cases, be accompanied by face-to-face interviews. Following each academy's application timeline is critical.

While specific admissions requirements vary somewhat between institutions, military academy candidates are required to take the standardized college admissions tests that are required of most civilian students—the SAT and/or the ACT

Medical and Physical Testing Requirements

Both a medical examination and a physical fitness test are required for entry into a U.S. military academy. The medical exam is administered by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB). Information about the physical tests can be found by visiting your prospective academy’s website.

Westwood Military Recruiters

Air Force

Army/Army Reserves
Arizona Army National Guard
Coast Guard
Marines
Sgt. Devin Wyman
Devin.wyman@mariens.usmc.mil
480-921-0033

Navy
Aaron B Coleman 
aaron.coleman@navy.mil
480-632-1016