Quick links for all US Military Academys

August 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley

Topic: Quick links for all US Military Academys

Good Day Young U.S. aspirants that wish to be officers:

From the numerous posts we get on the forum, there appears to be quite a few of you young people out there that want to go one of the military academys to learn to be an officer and a gentleperson (P.C. man i dislike it)

To help you on you way to an academy life, here are some sites that are must reads:

For the basics on the three main military academys (Navy, Army, and Air Force)


for the number of eligible slots to these three academys, and the number that can be nominated:


The Coast Guard Academy is an Academic entry academy only (no nominations needed but you had better be bright!)


Believe it or not, one of the most overlooked academys is the merchant marine academy. its four years, and you have an engineering degree. You must be nominated by a senator or a representative: they don't take military nomination like the other academys.



Consult that first chart carefully. I never knew that the Vice President could nominate a person to the Academys.

And as they say...the earlier you start this process, the better.

Good Luck young aspirants. Hope to salute you in the near future....
August 31st, 2004  
Thank You mark for putting up this page with the links, this helps soo much, im going to be a junior next year so im looking for a person to give me nomination, thank you.
August 31st, 2004  
Mark Conley
start early and dont forget about the merchant marine academy i will look forward to saluting you first (and getting my dollar please) when you make it through...
September 1st, 2004  
do u need a recomendation from a senator or someone to get into the merchant marine academy?
September 1st, 2004  
do u become an officer in the merchant marine academy, and is it as good of a program as the USNA or USMA?
November 5th, 2004  
Originally Posted by webs
do u become an officer in the merchant marine academy?
I believe so.
As for your question regarding the senator situation, I think you have to write to the one in your disctrict. I think you should go with your district representative, judging by the links above.
August 17th, 2005  
Also each senator or congressman has a limited number of recommendations he can write so write early to him or her. However they may always give your application to another senator to write. That is what I heard through the grapevine.
Other military academies in the United States (private):
Norwich University
The Citadel
Virginia Military institute
Valley Forge
Virginia Tech
SUNY Maritime Academy
Texas A&M

I maybe forgetting some.
August 17th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
Originally Posted by webs
and is it as good of a program as the USNA or USMA?
Depends on how much you put into it.
August 24th, 2005  
does it have to be a senitor or can it be a representitive?? i believe i read that 1800 are accepted to the USNA every year... . I just sent in my preliminary registration about a week ago, and am looking into going to the summer seminar.

IF i dont get in I can still be in the Navy ROTC at a college and become a Marine, right??
November 26th, 2005  
Originally Posted by SMPRfidlis
IF i dont get in I can still be in the Navy ROTC at a college and become a Marine, right??
Yes, you can (a number of my Navy ROTC classmates were Marines-to-be), but I'm not sure how competitive the process is to become a Marine via Navy ROTC.