Brown Announces Nomination of Seven Western Ohioans to U.S. Military Service Academies

Nominees Include Students from Champaign, Clark, Greene, Logan, Montgomery, and Preble Counties Who Could Attend Air Force, Merchant Marine, Naval, and West Point Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of seven students from Champaign, Clark, Greene, Logan, Montgomery, and Preble Counties to attend U.S. Military Service Academies.

“Ohio schools are training young women and men who will be the next generation of military leaders. I am honored to nominate these outstanding students for our prestigious U.S. Military Service Academies,” said Brown. “These Ohioans embody the integrity and courage needed to represent and uphold the values of our nation. I am grateful for their dedication to serving our country.”

Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s Admissions Board ultimately decides who receives an appointment. So far, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has extended an offer of appointment to Caleb Linder of New Carlisle in Clark County.

The nominations are based on the recommendation of a Service Academy Selection Advisory Committee, assembled by Brown. This committee – comprised of former academy graduates, active service members, veterans, parents of academy attendees, and community leaders from throughout the state – conducted rigorous interviews before selecting the final candidates.

A list of western Ohio nominees is below:

County

City

Name

School

Academy

Champaign

St. Paris

Dalton Hanlin

Graham High School

U.S. Military Academy

Clark

New Carlisle

Caleb Linder

Tecumseh High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Greene

Beavercreek

Caleb Boone

Beavercreek High School

Air Force Academy

Greene

Fairborn

Caitlin Erbacher

Chaminade Julienne High School

Merchant Marine Academy

Logan

Bellefontaine

Emily Schultz

West Liberty-Salem High School

U.S. Military Academy

Montgomery

Dayton

Nicole Kollars

Oakwood High School

Naval Academy

Preble

Camden

Genevieve Broom

Homeschool

Merchant Marine Academy