Senator Blackburn is proud to nominate qualified candidates from Tennessee for the nation’s military service academies: the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY; and the U.S. Military Academy in Westpoint, NY.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents and;
  • at least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they wish to be admitted and;
  • a resident of Tennessee. You, or your parents, must claim Tennessee as your primary state of residence.

As a student interested in attending one of the Service Academies, there are a few things you must do.

First, contact the Academy directly to open a pre-candidate file.

Complete all steps within Senator Blackburn's online questionnaire.

If you take ACT or SAT tests and want those scores sent directly to my office, use the following college codes:           

ACT Code:  7184                     

SAT Code:  1696

If you have any questions please contact Paulina Madaris at (423) 541-2939 or email

There are no congressional nominations to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. To obtain information or an application, contact them at: