Service Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in obtaining information about receiving a nomination for an appointment to one of the U.S. Service Academies. I applaud your ambition to pursue your education and the obvious dedication to our country that has inspired you to seek this appointment. If you have further questions regarding the application process, please contact my Charleston office at 304-342-5855. 

As you may or may not be aware, Members of Congress are limited in the number of nominations that they can submit each year. I will consider each candidate for a nomination to fill vacancies to selected academies. Academy officials have the responsibility to appoint selected nominees based on their competitive evaluation. I am pleased to provide my application and checklist online for your convenience. All required information must be submitted by October 30, 2015 to the following: 

Attn: Academy Coordinator 
United States Senator Joe Manchin III
900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 629
Charleston, WV 25302 

Email: or fax 304-343-7144

Below, please find the Application for a Service Academy Nomination as well as the Service Academy Nomination Checklist. Both must be signed and completed if you are applying for a service academy nomination from Senator Manchin. 

Additional Web Resources

In addition, I have provided the websites where you can find preliminary applications to United States Service Academies. 

U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

U.S. Naval Academy 

U.S. Air Force Academy 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

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