U.S. Service Academy applications due Oct. 15

May 9, 2024

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), a 23-year veteran of the Navy and the last Vietnam veteran serving in the Senate, announced his office is accepting applications from students interested in a nomination to a U.S. service academy. Each year, members of Congress nominate young constituents for the opportunity to be appointed to a U.S. service academy. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15. 

“The academies seek those who have good moral character, a commendable academic record, the desire to serve and the motivation to lead,” said Carper. “My time serving in the United States Navy made me the leader I am today. That is why I take the opportunity to nominate Delaware students to our nation’s service academies seriously. I encourage those who possess these qualities and are interested in building leadership qualities to look into applying to a service academy.”

To be considered for a service academy appointment, students must have a nomination. In order to be considered for a congressional nomination, students must meet all of the general requirements of the academy of choice and complete an online application.

To see the application and list of requirements, go to

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