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Welcome to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III's
Online Application for a Service Academy Nomination

“Each year, I have the great honor of nominating West Virginia students to the four military service academies: West Point, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  I congratulate all the students who are interested in serving in the military, and urge all applicants to put their best foot forward so that they are as competitive as possible in the academy process.”  – Joe Manchin III

  • Please be sure to complete the entire online application process.
  • Please make sure all the radial buttons have been selected in order to officially submit your application.
  • In order to be considered for a nomination, all application materials (including your online questionnaire) must be received and officially submitted online by 11:59 p.m., on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
  • Once your application has been submitted, you cannot make changes; however, you may submit additional information.  If you must make any changes, please notify the Charleston office immediately by calling (304) 342-5855, toll free at (855)-275-5737, or by email at

Thank you for your interest in serving the country, and for applying for a service academy nomination.  If you have any questions, please contact our Charleston office at the one of the above numbers and my staff will be happy to assist you.