Academy Nominations

Senator Peters has the honor of nominating exceptional Michigan students to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Military Academy. To compete for a spot at one of the service academies, students must be nominated by a member of the Congressional Delegation. Students should apply for a nomination during the spring of their junior year of high school. 

These service academies are designed to put young men and women through extreme challenges to prepare them to serve the country, while also helping them reach their full potential. By considering applying to one of the service academies, you have started on your path to a courageous and honorable career and a high-quality education. 

Our office receives numerous applications from outstanding students, and we encourage students also contact Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office, as well as the office of their House Representative. 

Please ensure that you have started the application process with the respective academy you wish to attend while you are working with our office.

It is an honor to be a voice for Michigan’s students in the Senate and nominate talented young Michiganders so they can begin building a brighter future for themselves and our country. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and helping keep our country safe and secure.

This year, we will be accepting online application for nominations until

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

The office of U.S. Senator Peters application is now OPEN! Click here to apply.

My office’s Service Academy Coordination Team is available to answer any questions you may have and can be reached at

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I confirm if all of my documents were received?
    • If you have any questions regarding your application documents and want to confirm if they were received, please email us at
  • What does the advisory panel think is the most important quality a candidate must demonstrate? What makes a candidate stand out?
    • Panelists are looking for a candidate that has a balance of scholarship, athleticism and leadership potential. Candidates should possess personal confidence, good presentation skills, and know why they want to attend a Service Academy.
  • What is the best way to prepare for an interview?
    • Know some basics about the academies, particularly whichever academy is your preference on your application.
    • Know what major you want to study at the Service Academy and why.
    • Know what job options are possible after graduation at each of the Service Academies, and what you would like to do post-graduation.
  • What is something the panel looks for in a candidate during the interview process that cannot be seen in an application packet?
    • Interviews are a critical stage in the selection process. Candidates should keep the following in mind during their interview with the panel:
      • Sincerity
      • Confidence
      • Personality
      • Attitude
      • Post-graduation commitment
  • What is one piece of advice advisory panelists could offer to students applying to the Service Academies?
    • The academies are a path to commissioning. Therefore, all serious candidates should be considering and pursuing other commissioning sources (ROTC, OCS, etc.)
    • Don’t hesitate to reapply if you don’t get an appointment on the first try.
    • Commitment and persistence are desired character traits in our officer corps.
    • Apply to the US Merchant Marine Academy - There are options upon graduation to either to go Active Duty in the Armed Forces of your choice, or be an Internationally Licensed Mariner (Mate or Engineer) in combination of be a Reservist in the Armed Forces of your choice. 
    • Apply to several Service Academies (not just one or two), when considering one’s career path.

For any other questions related to service academy nominations, please contact

 Contact Information

For questions regarding the nomination process please contact:

Senator Peters' Detroit Office
477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1837
Detroit, MI 48226
Office: 313-226-6020


Service Academy Contact Information

United States Air Force Academy
Admissions Office
2304 Cadet Dr, Ste 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5651
(719) 472-3070

United States Military Academy at West Point
Director of Admissions
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-9902
(914) 938-4041

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
(516) 726-5646

United States Naval Academy
Admissions Office
52 King James St
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-1858
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