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Service Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in a nomination to a United States Armed Services Academy. The First District of Georgia has a rich military heritage and I appreciate your desire to continue that tradition.

I take the responsibility of nominating students to these prestigious academies very seriously. As such, my office has established a fair and objective process to nominate the best-qualified candidates.

All applicants must meet the basic requirements established by the Academies which include being:
  • unmarried, not pregnant, and having no legal obligation to support children or other dependents;
  • a United States citizen and legal resident of the First District of Georgia; and
  • at least 17 years old but not yet 22 years old as of July 1st the year of admission. 
Admission to a Service Academy is a two-tiered process. First, applicants must directly apply to the Academy and meet the set minimum standards including, but not limited to medical, physical, and academic qualifications. The second tier in pursuing admissions is the Congressional Nominations process.

Students wishing to apply for a nomination through my office should fill out the application found by clicking here.  Completed application packets should be directed to:

The Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter
Service Academy Nomination Board
6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 105B
Savannah, Georgia 31405

All applicants must submit a completed application no later than Friday October 11, 2024. The First District Academy Selection Board will interview qualified applicants in early November. Please keep in mind that those who may receive a nomination are not guaranteed to be offered an appointment by the Academy.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Wirth in my Savannah Office at (912) 352-0101 or via email at