Academy Nominations

Members of Congress have the privilege of recommending a select group of individuals for admission to the United States service academies: Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. Shelley invites students interested in applying for a congressional nomination to one of the military service academies to contact her Charleston office in the spring of their junior year. The limited number of available appointments is highly competitive. Applicants should be residents of the Second Congressional District of West Virginia and between the ages of 17 and 22.

Please contact my Charleston office at (304) 925-5964 for information. For an application please click here. The deadline for receiving all required information is Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

You may also wish to contact one of the offices for information about our annual Academy Day in Charleston and the Eastern Panhandle:

Sunday, September 21, 2014
2-4 p.m.
South Charleston High School
1 Eagle Way
South Charleston, W.Va. 25309

Sunday, September 28, 2014
2-4 p.m.
Washington High School
300 Washington Patriot Dr.
Charles Town, W.Va. 25414

In addition to a nomination from a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or a U.S. senator, candidates must apply to the service academy of their choice. Information on the academies' admission requirements and standards can be obtained by contacting the admissions offices of the academies.

United States Military Academy at West Point

Admissions Office
ATTN: Great Lakes Region
Bldg. 600 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-9902

United States Naval Academy

Dean of Admissions
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO 80840-9901

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Admissions Office
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699

The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. There are no congressional appointments or geographical quotas involved.

All applicants must apply directly to the U.S. Coast Guard Office at: Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, Connecticut 06320-4195. Interested students can also call the USCGA Admissions Office at (800) 883-8724 or visit the admissions homepage.

2014 academy nomination application (03/05/14 11:44 AM PST)