Joining the United States military requires sacrifice, perseverance, and a great love of our country. I saw these qualities firsthand in my father, Charles Tuberville, who was a decorated World War II veteran, earning five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. I deeply respected his service to our country, and growing up, he instilled in me the values of grit, hard work, and patriotism.
Now, as a U.S. Senator, I have the honor of nominating qualified candidates each year for an appointment to a United States Service Academy.
It is no small step to pursue a nomination to a United States Service Academy, but it is an opportunity to be a part of the next generation of American leaders and join the ranks of great men and women who came before you.
My office is accepting applications from Alabama students who are seeking a nomination to the United States Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, or the Military Academy at West Point for the class entering in July of 2023.
Applying to a service academy is a two-application process. A student must apply to a nomination source and apply to each academy of their choice.
Because the competition for Congressional nominations is high, I encourage you to also request a nomination from other nominating sources. There are several nominating sources, like your Representative to the House of Representatives, Senator Shelby, the President, or the Vice-President. The nomination process is unique to each nominating authority.
Please remember that in order to be eligible for a nomination each candidate must meet the following criteria:
The last date to submit the application is Thursday, October 13, 2022. Unfortunately, failure to complete these requirements by Thursday, October 13, 2022 will disqualify you from further consideration. Please be sure you are a current and legal resident of Alabama.
A nomination through any authority does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. Final acceptance into one of the Service Academies is made by the individual academy.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact June Reeves-Weir via email, Academy_Nominations@Tuberville.Senate.gov.
Thank you again for your aspiration to serve our country.
Additional information on how to apply to the service academy of your choice can be found at each school’s website, links to which are provided below:
*Please note the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination.