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Academy Nominations


A Congressional nomination is only part of the process.  If you have not already done so, you should contact your academy or academies of choice and request pre-candidate information as this is the first step in the admission process. 

A nomination through any authority does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy.  Final acceptance into one of the U.S. Service Academies is made by the individual Academy. 

Due to the limited number of openings at the Academies and the large pool of applicants who want to attend, my Academy Board will review all packets for competitive recommendation in accordance with Academies standards.
I will make the nominations to the respective Service Academies by the designated deadline of January 31.

I encourage you to also contact U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and your congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives about their nomination process.  You may find the name of your congressman at the U.S. House of Representatives' website at:


To ensure proper completion of your packet, please return the following items no later than November 15All information should be returned in one complete mailing.

1.       Signed Application Checklist

2.       Completed Application Form

3.       2 Recommendation Forms required from the following sources:

     a.       High School Counselor or Principal

     b.       High School Teacher or Coach

4.      Extracurricular Form

5.      Personal letter to Senator Paul stating why you want to attend a service academy

6.      Official Academic Transcript.  Please ensure that the transcript includes your current GPA and Class Rank to include total number in class.  If your school does not rank students, please have your Guidance Counselor contact my Academy Coordinator at (270) 782-8303.

7.       Copies of ACT and/or SAT test scores

Failure to complete these requirements by November 15th (with the exception of test scores) will disqualify you from further consideration.  Please be sure you are a current and legal resident of the State of Kentucky or your application will be invalid with this office and the academy. For questions please call 270-782-8303.

Please send your completed Academy Nomination packet to: 

U.S. Senator Rand Paul

Attn: Academy Coordinator

1029 State Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101 

If you have any questions, please contact my Academy Coordinator at (270) 782-8303. 


Fall 2015: Academy Information Fair (Co-hosted by Cong. Brett Guthrie).

November 15th: Application Deadline - Service Academy Nomination Application must be received by this date. 

January: Senator Paul nominations are submitted to Service Academies.




United States Military Academy (USMA)
Director of Admissions
United States Military Academy
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-9902
Director of Admissions (845) 938-4041
Toll Free Number (800) 822-2769

United States Naval Academy (USNA)
Candidate Guidance Office
United States Naval Academy
117 Decatur Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018
Candidate Guidance Office (410) 293-4361
Toll Free Number (800) 638-9156

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200
USAF Academy, Colorado 80840-5025
Toll Free Number (800) 443-9266

United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
Director of Admissions
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, New York 11024-1699
Toll Free Number (800) 732-6267

United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA)**
Director of Admissions
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-4195
Toll Free Number (800) 883-USCG

**The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require Congressional nominations.  You should contact the USCGA directly.** 

Contact Senator Rand Paul at One of his Offices

Bowling Green - Main State Office
1029 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-782-8303

423 Federica St, Ste 305
Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone: 270-689-9085

Crescent Springs
541 Buttermilk Pk Ste 102
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
Phone: 859-426-0165

771 Corporate Dr, Ste 105
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 859-219-2239

600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pl,
Rm 1072B
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-5341

1100 S. Main St, Ste 12
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: 270-885-1212

Washington, DC
124 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-4343