Academy Nominations

It is with great honor that I accept the responsibility of nominating some of Georgia’s top young scholars for admission to our country’s service academies.

To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy or the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must first apply directly to the desired academy. Secondly, the applicant must receive an official nomination from a Member of either the United States Senate or House of Representatives. A congressional nomination is not required for the United States Coast Guard Academy.

To extend an opportunity to the greatest number of individuals, applicants will only receive a nomination for one academy.

Applicants should direct any questions regarding the admissions process of a particular Academy to that Academy’s Admissions office. You must meet all academy admissions requirements to receive a nomination.

General Requirements

Applicants seeking a nomination to a service academy must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of their admission to an academy:

  • Be at least 17 but not yet 23 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Not be married, pregnant, or have a legal obligation to support a child or children.
  • At least a senior in high school. Graduation from high school before admittance to a military academy is required.

Nomination Process

Each United States Senator and United States Representative 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. The Senator’s Academy Nomination application for the class of 2029 is now open. Click the button below to begin your application. The deadline for all applications is Sunday, September 1, 2024.

Nominating Sources

Service academy applicants are eligible for nomination by both United States Senators in the state of their legal residence and the United States Representative for the District in which they reside, as well as the Vice President. Applicants should apply for nomination to all four nominating sources.

Applying to Academies

You are encouraged to apply early to any and all service academies for which you have a sincere interest. You may apply online at the respective service academy web site. If you meet the minimum eligibility and entrance requirements, the academy will forward you a formal application package. You should return all requested materials as directed by the academy as quickly as possible. If you are considered an “official” candidate by the academy, you will be scheduled for a medical examination by the Department of Defense Medical Review Board (DODMERB). You will also be required to complete a Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA).

If you have any additional questions, please email

Click below to apply to begin the application for an Academy Nomination with the Office of Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. The deadline for Applications is Sunday, September 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

Below the Application, please note links to the application page of each U. S. Service Academy. A student must apply to one of the Academies in order to be considered for a nomination from Senator Warnock. 

Academy Information

For more information about each service academy, please visit their respective websites, write or call the admissions offices.