WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) congratulated Robert (Bo) Gross on finishing at the top of his class during the six-week Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gross has earned the ACE award after finishing first out of 1,170 cadets. Brown nominated Gross to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  

“Robert has proven once again that today’s students will be the next generation of military leaders,” said Brown. “I am proud to have nominated Robert to the U.S. Air Force Academy and look forward to hearing more about his accomplishments and leadership at the academy.” 

Each year, Brown nominates 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 no later than September 21, 2018. 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 here. Inquiries can also be directed to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office at (888) 896-6446.