Ahead of September 30 Application Deadline, Senator Reverend Warnock Encourages Georgia Students to Complete Nomination Application for Nation’s Prestigious Military Academies

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is reminding students across Georgia that applications for service academy nominations are due by Saturday, September 30, 2023. Senator Warnock’s Office is currently accepting applications from qualified young people across the state who are interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, or U.S. Naval Academy. 

“America’s service academies are among the most prestigious incubators for developing the next generation of leaders. I encourage all young men and women across Georgia interested in attending one of these institutions to apply as soon as possible,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Our country is waiting on the leaders of tomorrow to step up today, and I am honored to help play a part in elevating the top scholars in the Peach State to join the ranks of our servicemembers who so bravely serve our nation.”

Individuals interested in applying for a service academy nomination can do so by visiting the “Services: Academy Nominations” section at www.Warnock.senate.gov. Additional questions can be sent to Senator Warnock’s office at Academy_Nominations@warnock.senate.gov.

To be eligible to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, or U.S. Naval Academy, you must:

  1. Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed your 23rd birthday.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen, and a permanent resident of Georgia.
  3. Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
  4. Meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy.
  5. Be at least a senior in high school. Graduation from high school before admittance to a military academy is required.

Each United States Senator may have no more than five people attending each service academy at any given time. Most members of Congress allocate at least one open vacancy each year. For each vacancy, ten nominations may be submitted to the respective service academy admissions office. Offers of appointment are made by the admissions office on a competitive basis measuring the overall qualifications and eligibility of all nominees.