In anticipation to this year’s nominations, Congressman Lamborn released the following statement: 

“It is an honor to nominate the very best candidates to represent Colorado’s 5th Congressional District and attend our Service Academies. Our selection process is rigorous and lends itself to finding the best men and women to serve our great nation.

“I urge the parents, teachers, coaches and mentors in our district to encourage potential candidates to consider the possibilities and opportunities that come with a career of service and patriotism.”

Information and the application can be found on Congressman Lamborn’s official website at

Candidates must be citizens of the U.S. at time of enrollment, not married, pregnant, nor have a legal obligation to support a child or children, be at least 17 but not yet 23 years old on July 1 of the year admitted.

Candidates may be nominated for vacancies during the year preceding the day of admission, which occurs in late June or early July. The best time to apply is during the spring of the junior year in high school.

 Applicants should open their candidate files with the academies of their choice and begin the process of applying as soon as they are able. 

Completed applications should be mailed or delivered in person to the District office: 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 330, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

The deadline to submit applications to Congressman Lamborn’s office for the class of 2024 is Friday, Sept. 27.

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