WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) is accepting applications from young Delawareans who are seeking a nomination to the United States Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or Merchant Marine Academy.

“One of my greatest honors as a Senator is nominating bright young Delawareans who wish to not only serve in our armed forces, but to lead in them,” Senator Coons said. “Our service academies attract some of the best and brightest students in the country. I look forward to nominating some of Delaware’s most promising young men and women to the academies’ 2025 classes.”

The application deadline for those requesting a nomination to the Class of 2025 is September 30, 2020. In order to be considered for an appointment to one of the academies, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements required by law and receive a nomination.  Applicants must be United States citizens and be at least 17 years old, but not have passed their 23rd birthday as of July 1, 2021. They must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Students pursuing a nomination should contact Senator Coons’ Dover Office at (302) 736-5601 or visit his website at https://www.coons.senate.gov/services/academy-nominations to begin an application and for additional information about the academy nomination process.