Applying to Service Academies
2006 Service Academy Application
There are five Service Academies:
The United States Air Force (USAFA)
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.
As far as the USAFA, USNA, and USMA are concerned, there are various nomination authorities, with each eligible young person being able to apply to both United States Senators from the applicant's state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories are military-affiliated.
With respect to the Congressional category, each Representative and each Senator is allowed to have at each of those academies at any one time five persons 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 compete among themselves for final appointment determined by the admissions authorities. They take into consideration a nominee's academic record, extracurricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, ACT and/or SAT scores, leadership ability, and medical qualifications. Such 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 and for all Academies in which they have a real interest. 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 District lies rather than just the District itself. Each Representative and each Senator may nominate ten candidates each year to compete for admission.
Applications for 2006 nomination to the military academies may be downloaded from this website or by contacting David Johnson, Military Academy Coordinator at (770) 210-5073.
All completed applications musy be returned to the Jonesboro District Office by Friday, October 7, 2005
CONGRESSMAN SCOTT AND SENATOR ISAKSON HOST FIRST MILITARY ACADEMY DAY: SEPTEMBER 17, 2005!
To provide an opportunity for students interested in attending a military academy to become familiar with the application and nomination process and to expose them to academy life, Congressman Scott and other members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation will participate in the first statewide academy event hosted by Senator Isakson. CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO REGISTER ONLINE BY SEPTEMBER 9, 2005!