Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Military Academy Nominations

Each year it is my extraordinary privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women to our nation's service academies. The opportunity for a fully-funded education and the high honor of attending a service academy make these nominations extremely competitive. I hope that all highly motivated students living in Georgia's Second Congressional District share my enthusiasm and will consider these fine opportunities for education and service to the United States.

If you are interested in attending a service academy, it is to your benefit to begin the application process in your junior year of high school. The process begins with your writing a letter to inform me that you would like to be nominated to a service academy. Please specify which academy and if you are interested in more than one. There is no need to send a separate letter for each academy.

Students may apply for nomination to one or more of the following academies. Below you will find the address, telephone number, and web page of each of the service academies. It might be helpful to request a catalog from the academy or academies you are interested in.

west point

U.S. Military Academy
Attn: Director of Admissions
Building 606
West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-4041

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Naval Academy Office of Admissions
Candidate Guidance Office
Halsey Field House
52 King George St
Annapolis, MD 21402-1318
(410) 293-4361

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy
2304 Cadet Drive, Ste. 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840
(719) 333-2520

U.S. Merchant Marine

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Attn: Director of Admissions
300 Steamboat Road, Admissions Center
Kings Point, NY 11024-1699
(516) 773-5000

Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
**Please note that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require Congressional nominations.**
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-8103
(860) 444-8503

The service academies seek candidates with extraordinary academic, physical, and leadership skills. Regrettably, even a Congressional nomination does not guarantee admission.

Eligible candidates for a Congressional nomination must be United States citizens, reside in the Georgia’s Second Congressional District, and be at least 17 years of age, but not yet past your 23rd birthday, on October 31st of the year admitted. To request an application packet and apply, candidates should contact Toni Pickel in my 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 my district office by October 27th of the student's senior year.