Portman, Brown invite Ohioans to apply for nomination to service academies


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourage Ohioans interested in 2018 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

“I am particularly honored as a United States Senator to have the privilege every year of nominating a number of Ohio’s top young achievers for entry into one of our nation’s service academies,” said Portman. “Our nation has never had to look further than the Buckeye State to find those individuals who exhibit the sterling qualities of leadership, daring, and the sense of adventure needed to turn the biggest dreams into reality, and to rise to any occasion.”

“Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”

Each year, Portman and Brown nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: The U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than Sept. 22. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

For more information or to request an application, visit Portman’s website at portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies or Brown’s website at brown.senate.gov/services/students/academy-nominations. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office, 1-800-205-OHIO, and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888- 896-6446.

Portman and Brown will co-host nine U.S. Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for students interested in learning about the application processes. The locations are:

*Thursday, April 6, 2017, Youngstown State University, Kilcawley Center, Ohio Room, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

*Tuesday, April 11, 2017, St. Charles Preparatory School, Atrium, 2010 East Broad St., Bexley, OH 43209, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

*Thursday, April 13, 2017, Bowling Green State University, Bowen Thompson Student Union Building, Alumni Meeting Room 316, Bowling Green, OH 43403, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

*Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Zane State College, Advanced Science and Technology Center, Room 223, 1555 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

*Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Mills Morgan Tower, 3500 Pentagon Boulevard, 1st Floor, Beavercreek, OH 45431, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

*Saturday, April 22, 2017, Horizon Science Academy, 6000 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH 44103, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Jackson City Library, 21 Broadway Street, Jackson, OH 45640, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

*Wednesday, April 26, 2017, North Central State College, Kee Hall, Rooms 128A & 128B, Main Campus, Mansfield, OH 44901, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

*Thursday, May 4, 2017, Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Loveland, OH 45140, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

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Submitted Sen. Rob Portman’s staff.

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