image description U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON | Serving South Carolina’s Second District

Service Academy Nominations

For centuries, America's Service Academies have provided young men and women with a premier education and unparalleled training, producing some of our finest military leaders.  As Academy graduates protect our country today in the War on Terrorism, we are proud to nominate South Carolina students to follow in their footsteps. If you are considering applying to a service academy, we would be more than happy to help you with the nomination process.

The Nomination Process

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy: He or she must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen, and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Applicants must be residents of the 2nd Congressional District which currently encompasses the following counties: Barnwell, Lexington, Aiken, as well as parts of Orangeburg, and Richland.

Note to Military Dependants: If you are a military dependent, you are required by law to apply for a nomination in your legal domicile.

Requesting a Nomination from Our Office:

If you would like a nomination, please contact my Midlands office in the spring of your junior year in high school. Please read the Service Academy Application Procedure, fill out our Service Academy Application Form, and mail it to our Midlands office at:

Congressman Joe Wilson
1700 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1
West Columbia , SC 29169
(803) 939-0041
Fax (803) 939-0078

Applications must be completed and submitted to our office by November 1, 2013.

Additional Information:

In addition to applying to my office for a nomination, you must also complete and submit the admissions application to your academy or academies of choice. I encourage you to immediately begin this process. You can contact each academy by using the information below:

United States Air Force Academy
Director of Admissions
Colorodo Springs , Colorado 80840
United States Military Academy
Admissions Office
West Point , New York 10996
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
Kings Point , New York 11024
United States Naval Academy
Director of Candidate Guidance
Annapolis , Maryland 21402

*The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations. If you are interested in attending the USCG Academy, please contact:

United States Coast Guard Academy
New London , CT 06320