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The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies but cannot nominate to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and does not nominate to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies and typically does so annually, as described below. The Vice President cannot nominate individuals to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and does not make nominations to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

In order to be entered into competition for a Vice Presidential nomination, applicants must complete the online nomination application during the application period of March 1 to January 31 preceding the year of entrance to the academies. The Office of the Vice President will not accept paper applications.

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