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Academy Nominations

Nominating young Delawareans to our nation’s prestigious service academies is one of Senator Coons’ most privileged responsibilities as a United States Senator. To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents;
  • At least 17 years (however, not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they wish to be admitted); and
  • A resident of Delaware (you, or your parents, must claim Delaware as your primary state of residence.

The nominations for the Class of 2026 have closed as of October 2021. Please revisit this page in Spring 2022. 

You should also contact the service academies in which you are interested to request an application by clicking on the appropriate links.

If you have any questions, please contact Desirée Burritt of our Dover office by phone at 736-5601 or by email at

United States Military Academy (West Point)

United States Naval Academy

United States Air Force Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy*
*does not require a congressional nomination for appointment