Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in obtaining information about receiving a nomination for an appointment to one of the four U.S. Service Academies. Senator Manchin applauds 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 Senator Manchin's 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. Senator Manchin 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. Senator Manchin is pleased to provide my application and checklist online for your convenience. All required information must be submitted by October 1st, 2021.

There are three ways to submit your application:  through my online application, through email or fax, or in person to one of Senator Manchin's offices.

To submit your application through the online process, please follow this link and follow the online instructions:

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III Online Application for a Service Academy Nomination

To submit your application by mail or email, please find the application below, and the mailing address 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, below are the websites where you can find preliminary applications to United States Service Academies.

Video Resources

Watch Senator Joe Manchin's 2020 Virtual Academy Connections and Virtual Academy Tours & Testimonials by clicking the links below.

Virtual Academy Connections: 

Virtual Academy Tours & Testimonials: