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Academy Nominations

“I have the honor and privilege of nominating exceptional individuals from the State of Hawai‘i for appointment to the U.S. Military Service Academies. I’m looking for Hawai‘i’s best and brightest students with the willingness to serve our country as commissioned officers in our United States military. The Congressional nomination process is very competitive and one that our Service Academy Selection Panel and I take very seriously. I commend you on your desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces and wish you every success in your pursuit of an appointment to a service academy. If, for some reason, the information provided doesn't answer all of your questions please contact my Hawai‘i Office at 808-523-2061.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz








Select morally, mentally, and physically strong applicants with outstanding character, demonstrated leadership skills, strong academic ability, and who have the courage and willingness to become future military leaders.



To begin the nomination process, you should first apply directly to the service academy you wish to attend (i.e. the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy).



You should then apply for all of the nominations for which you may be eligible including, but not limited to, your elected representatives in Congress and the Vice President of the United States. Once you're ready to continue to Senator Schatz's application, click the green box above to create an account.


Nomination Process

Nomination Packets will be evaluated based on the candidate’s potential to secure an appointment to an academy and to successfully complete the academy’s leadership, academic, and physical requirements. The top scoring applicants will be invited to interview in November at my Honolulu office. Candidates not residing on O‘ahu will be interviewed via video teleconference or telephone. Successful candidates will be notified of their nomination. Please note that a nomination does not guarantee admission into a military academy.  Each academy’s admissions board ultimately determines who receives an academy appointment.


Nomination Schedule:

October 15, 2021*** Deadline to submit on-line application is 6:00 p.m. (Hawaii-Standard Time).

November                 Selected applicants will be scheduled for interviews via video conference.

January                     Notification of selected nominees.


***Only complete applications will be accepted.***