Brown, Portman encourage Ohioans to apply for nomination to U.S. service academies


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are encouraging Ohioans interested in 2019 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination. Brown and Portman previously hosted 12 United States Service Academy seminars throughout the state for students who are interested in learning about the application process.

“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.”

“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.”

Each year, Brown and Portman 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 Brown’s Cleveland office and to Portman’s Columbus office no later than Sept. 21, 2018. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

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