Brown accepts service academy applications

Staff report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is encouraging Ohioans to seek nomination from his office to U.S. service academies for 2018 admission.

Brown’s office will accept completed application packets until Sept. 22.

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

Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: 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. Students interested in applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy do not need a congressional recommendation.

Student applicants are reviewed by a committee of active and retired military and community leaders appointed by Brown. Selected students are provided with the required congressional recommendation upon applying for admission.

For more information or to request an application, visit or call 888-896-6446.

Staff report