WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans to seek nomination from his office to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2015 admission.

“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.”

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.

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.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than September 25, 2014. 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 (888) 896-6446.

Brown and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) will co-host 10 United States Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for students who are interested in learning about the application processes. A list of locations can be found below:


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Zane State College

Advanced Science and Technology Center

Classroom A224

1555 Newark Road

Zanesville, Ohio 43701

6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Mills Morgan Tower

3500 Pentagon Boulevard, 1st Floor

Beavercreek, Ohio 45301

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

North Central State College

Kee Hall, Rooms 128A & 128B

Main Campus

Mansfield, Ohio 44901

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Center for Business Services

144 South Main Street, 3rd Floor

Lima, Ohio 45801

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Youngstown State University

Kilcawley Center, Jones Room

One University Plaza

Youngstown, Ohio 44555

6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Ohio State University

Agriculture Administration Building Auditorium

2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scripps Center

10th Floor Conference Center

312 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jackson City Library

21 Broadway Street

Jackson, Ohio 45640

6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Horizon Science Academy

6000 South Marginal Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44103

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

The University of Toledo

Memorial Field House, Room 2100

Toledo, Ohio 43604

*Park in Parking Lot 13

6:00 – 8:00p.m.