Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 16, 2019
Press Release

MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) encourages the young men and women from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the start of the United States service academy nomination process. The 2019 application nomination forms are available to high school seniors until October 25, 2019.

“It is a privilege and an honor to nominate exceptional young men and women to United States service academies. I highly encourage the bright and motivated students from Middle and Southwest Georgia to pursue this life-changing opportunity of distinction, education, and inspiration through future service to their community and their nation.”

Though the nomination process is competitive, top tier students from the Middle and Southwest Georgia have been able to receive fully-funded appointments to each of the military service academies. In the past years, William Butler from Fort Benning and Skyler Dexter from Upatoi received an appointment to West Point Academy; and Matthew Carter from Macon received an appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy.

Each applicant’s process begins by sending one personal letter to Congressman Bishop indicating their interest in joining the academy nomination process and to which academy they wish to attend. Eligible candidates for a Congressional nomination must be United States citizens, reside in the Georgia’s second Congressional District, and be between the ages of 17 and 22 on the year admitted.

To request an application packet and apply, candidates should contact Toni Pickel in the Albany office at 229-439-8067 or by email at In order for applications to be reviewed and processed in a timely manner, applications must be submitted to the district office by October 25 of the student's senior year.

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