WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are encouraging Ohioans interested in 2021 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.
“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.”
“It is a distinct honor and privilege to nominate a number of Ohio’s top students 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 excel at U.S. service academies.”
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. 18. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.
For more information or to request an application, please visit Brown’s website (brown.senate.gov) or Portman’s website (portman.senate.gov). Click on Services or Constituent Services, then Service 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.
The senators will co-host 15 U.S. Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for all students interested in learning about the application processes. A list of locations can be found on the senators’ websites. Seminars include the following nearby sites:
Tuesday, March 3
St. Charles Prep School, Atrium
2010 E. Broad St.
Bexley, Ohio 43209
5:30- 6 p.m. – Registration/Open House
6-8 p.m. – Presentation
Wednesday, March 11
Troy Christian HS, Athletic Foyer
700 S. Dorset Road
Troy, Ohio 45373
5:30-6 p.m. – Registration/Open House
6-8 p.m. – Presentation
Submitted by the offices of U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.