Service Academy Nominations
***NOTE:
The Application Period For 2014 Has Ended.***

A Letter from Congressman Graves to potential applicants:

I always look forward to receiving applications from young people who are interested in attending one of our United States Military Academies. Each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of young people from my district to the Service Academies. I appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to serve our great country.

If you would like to learn more about the Service Academies, I am hosting my Fall Academy Day on October 4, 2014‚Äč, from 10:00am-12:00pm at Sonoraville High School (click here to view the invitation). There will be representatives from the five Service Academies, as well as cadets and midshipmen, who will share helpful information about the academies.

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements and be nominated by an authorized person, including a member of the United States House of Representatives or United States Senate.

To be eligible, you must be 17 years of age as of July 1, in the year of admission to a service academy. You must not have passed your 23rd birthday. You must be a United States citizen, unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Those interested in applying to a service academy should complete the application through my office and provide all requested documentation. You should also begin the application process with the academies themselves. To apply through my office you must reside in the 14th Congressional district of Georgia. If you are not sure in which district you reside, please contact my office for support. In order to assist you with the nominations application process, detailed information is available below to help answer questions and provide guidance about submitting an application to my Congressional office.

Freedom First,

Congressman Tom Graves

NECESSARY ACTION TO APPLY TO A SERVICE ACADEMY

Please note that all applications for a nomination through Rep. Graves' Dalton office are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Because there is a great deal of information required by the Service Academies for a nomination, this is not a process to be taken lightly. Please understand that no applications received after the deadline will be considered and no exceptions can be made. Therefore any delivery delays by USPS or any commercial package delivery service will not be grounds for a late submission.

Please CLICK HERE to download the Service Academy application.

Please CLICK HERE to download the flyer for Rep. Graves' Fall 2014 Academy Day.

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Please follow the instructions carefully for completing and submitting applications to my office. Please provide an email address on your application so that an email can be sent to you confirming receipt of your completed file. If your file was incomplete, you will receive an email outlining what is missing. If you do not receive an email confirmation, contact Tracey Bartley at tracey.bartley@mail.house.gov to determine the status of your application.

SAT and ACT scores cannot be accepted after the October 17 deadline. Please take your test as early as possible, allowing time for a retest if desired. Also, on the first page of the application, you are required to list your 9 digit zip code in the information for your address. This is required for all military academies and without it, a nomination cannot be submitted. 

Your 9 digit zip code can be found on the US Postal Service website at www.usps.com.

The Military Service Academy Board that I have appointed will review all applications and select candidates that will be invited to an in-person interview. This invitation will be made in late October for a November interview date. The nomination decisions will be made and announced before the end of the calendar year. Service academies will extend offers of appointments through May of the application year.

Please submit your application packets to Rep. Graves' Dalton office. If you have questions about the nominations process, please contact the Service Academy Coordinator:

Tracey Bartley
702 S. Thornton Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 226-5320 
tracey.bartley@mail.house.gov

 

ACADEMY INFORMATION

There are five Service Academies that offer appointments to highly qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements and are the most competitive in academic performance, physical fitness, medical standards, extracurricular involvement, leadership traits, motivation and aptitude for military service. The academies are:

 

United States Military Academy                             United States Naval Academy
Admissions Office                                                       Admissions Office
606 Thayer Road                                                        121 Blake Road
West Point, NY 10996-1797                                         Annapolis, MD 21402-5019
www.usma.edu                                                           www.usna.edu

 

United States Air Force Academy                           United States Merchant Marines Academy

Admissions Office                                                       Admissions Office
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400                                      300 Steamboat Road
USAF Academy, CO 80840                                          Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
www.usafa.af.mil                                                        www.usmma.edu

 

United States Coast Guard Academy

Admissions Office
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4195
www.cga.edu

 

You are encouraged to visit the websites for each academy to determine their minimum entrance requirements. You may apply online to each academy for which you have interest, and you should do so during your junior year of high school. The academies are highly selective.  All academies, other than United States Coast Guard Academy, require a nomination from a qualified nominating source in addition to meeting the individual eligibility and entrance requirements for each respective academy. Appointments to the Coast Guard Academy are made on the basis of a nationwide competition.