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Military Academy Nominations

As a Member of Congress, I am able to nominate young men and women from the Fourth Congressional District to one of our country's four service academies: Air Force, Army, Merchant Marine, or Navy. 

The United States Coast Guard does not accept Congressional nominations, applications must be submitted directly to the Director of Admissions. 

If you're interested in attending a service academy, you should begin the application process in the spring of your junior year of high school.

To request assistance please download the Service Academy Nomination Form, complete and return to my Shoals District Office. Once my office has received your application, we will review it and contact you for further information. I will make my nominations in January of your senior year and the academies will announce the appointments by the following June. The deadline for submitting your application to my office is December 1st.

Below are links to each of the U.S. Service Academies. I hope that you take time to look at each to determine the requirements and standards which will be expected of you. I am proud of the young men and women who have gotten previous appointments, and I look forward to helping you.


U.S. Military Academy United States Military Academy
Admissions Office
Building 606, Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-1797 
(845) 938-4041
U.S. Air Force Academy United States Air Force Academy
Admissions Office
Colorado Springs, CO 80840-5651
(719) 333-2520
U.S. Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy
Admissions Office
52 King George Street
Annapolis, MD 21402-5019
(410) 293-4361

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy United States Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
(800) 732-6267
U.S. Coast Guard Academy United States Coast Guard Academy 
Admissions Office
New London, CT 06320-4195
(800) 883-8724


Note:  There are no Congressional nominations to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.