Service Academies

Service Academy Brochure

Service Academy Nomination Application

The Nomination Process
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. As your U.S. Senator, Johnny may only nominate applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the State of Georgia.

Who Is Eligible?
An applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy. He or she must be at least 17 years old but not have passed the 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen, and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Applying for a Nomination
Students interested in a nomination should contact Johnny's state office in Atlanta in the spring of their junior year in high school. Also, please note that it is extremely important that students also begin the application process with the academies themselves.

You may wish to verify delivery of your academy application package through your selected mail carrier via tracking number. Please ensure that you retain this important piece of information as no applications that are delivered after the deadline will be considered.


The finest students in the country apply for these intensely competitive opportunities and the screening process is rigorous. Students will be notified regarding their interview status in early October. The Military Academy Advisory Board will hold interviews in October and nomination decisions will be made and announced before the end of the year. Service academies extend offers of appointment through May of the application year.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
Attn: Nancy Brooks, Academy Director
One Overton Park, Suite 970
3625 Cumberland Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Service Academy Nomination Application

Academy Information

There are five service academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.

For the USAFA, USNA and USMA each eligible young person may apply to both United States Senators from their home state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories, such as Presidential, ROTC, active duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers are service affiliated. Please visit the academies’ web sites for further information and eligibility requirements.

Each senator and each representative may have a maximum of five persons at each service academy charged to his or her quota. There are three methods of nominating, and I use the competitive method. For each vacancy, ten nominations may be made on a strictly competitive basis. The competitive method provides that the nominees are equally competitive for final appointment determined by the admissions authorities. The admissions departments take into consideration a nominee’s academic record, extracurricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, ACT and/or SAT scores, leadership ability and medical qualifications. These same facets of an applicant’s record are also considered during the nomination selection process. No person will be offered admission if he or she does not meet the physical standards of the academy unless awarded a medical waiver.

As competition for nomination and appointment is very keen, it is wise for all interested persons to apply through all sources for which they are eligible. An individual may be nominated by more than one nominating authority and/or to more than one academy.

With regard to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the locality boundary for nomination by a Representative is the state in which the congressional district lies rather than just the congressional district itself. Each representative and each senator may nominate ten candidates each year to compete for admission.

Please visit the web sites listed below for each academy to determine entrance requirements. You may apply online to each academy in which you are interested. If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements the academies will send a candidate package to you. You should return all requested materials to the academies as soon as possible. If the academy considers you to be an “official candidate”, you will be scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board. You must also complete the Candidate Fitness Test and include a copy of this with your application to my office.

United States Military Academy
Admissions Office
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-1797
(845) 938-4041
http://www.usma.edu/

United States Naval Academy
USNA Admissions Office
52 King George Street
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-4361
http://www.usna.edu/Admissions

United States Air Force Academy
Admissions Office
HQ USAFA/RR
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400
USAF Academy, CO 80840
(719) 333-2520
http://www.usafa.af.mil/

United States Coast Guard Academy
Admissions Office
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4195
(203) 444-8444
http://www.cga.edu/
                    
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
(516) 773-5391
http://www.usmma.edu/