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Websites for the different branches of the military 

For information about ROTC Colleges begin your search at the military branch you are interested in or speak with your recruiter.  

United State Military Academies

There are five U.S. Service academies:

United States Military Academy, also known as "West Point" and "Army", founded 1802

United States Naval Academy, also known as "Annapolis" and "Navy", founded 1845

United States Coast Guard Academy, also known as "Coast Guard", founded 1876

United States Merchant Marine Academy, also known as "Kings Point" and "Merchant Marine", founded 1942

United States Air Force Academy, also known as "USAFA" and "Air Force", founded 1954

If you are interested in joining one of these academies you should begin a pre-candidate file with each academy to which you plan on applying.  You will have to be nominated by one of our state Senators, Senator Dianne Feinstein or Senator Kamala Harris.  You can go to either of their websites to download the application.  Once you have completed the application it needs to be turned in to either of the addresses below.

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Attn: Military Academy Nominations
1 Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA  94104 
Senator Kamala D. Harris
C/O Military Academy Nominations
333 Bush Street, Suite 3225
San Francisco, CA  94104