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Academy Nominations

Welcome to my academy nomination application for the academy classes of 2029 (entering the summer of 2025). It is an honor for me to nominate the best and brightest young women and men from Virginia as candidates to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. 

This is an extremely competitive process. Each year my office receives 500-600 applications from students all over Virginia yet only 10 applicants per academy will receive a nomination. I encourage you to submit the very best application for consideration by my evaluation committee. My academy evaluation committee consists of service academy alumni that have served and are serving their country with honor as officers. I trust them whole-heartedly to choose our next generation of military leadership.

My office does not conduct in-person applicant interviews. We believe our rigorous and thorough application process provides a fair and unbiased evaluation of all applicants.

This is a very exciting time in your life, and we want to assist you in the nomination process.

Please click here to download the instructions and click here create an online profile to begin the process.


  • All 3 sections of the online questionnaire must be submitted online by Friday, October 4, 2024 11:59 PM. The system will shut down at that time. You will not be able to access your application after that time.
  •   Letters of Recommendation and transcripts must be mailed as one package OR emailed to, and must be postmarked on or before Friday, October 4, 2024.    

Applicants will be notified of my decision by January 31, 2025. If you have questions, please feel free to contact my Academy Nominations Coordinator at or by calling 804-771-2221. 

I wish you the best of luck during this important time in your life.


Tim Kaine