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.

Next, fill out the Personal Information Form and download the application documents.  There are four (4) documents you’ll need: Application, Consent for Release, Request for Transcript, and a Nomination Instruction Packet.

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 Dana Magneson at (731) 660-3971 or email

Please use the following link to apply: Service Academy Nominations Form

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