Brown, Portman Invite Ohioans to Apply For Nomination to U.S. Service Academies

Sens. Brown and Portman to Co-Host Nine United States Service Academy Seminars Throughout the State: Eligible Students May Apply for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy at West Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today encouraged Ohioans interested in 2018 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

“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 September 22, 2017. 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 or Portman’s website here. Inquiries can also be directed to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office (888) 896-6446 to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO.

Brown and Portman will co-host nine 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:


Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017

Youngstown State University

Kilcawley Center

Ohio Room

One University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017

St. Charles Preparatory School


2010 East Broad St.

Bexley, OH 43209

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

Bowling Green State University

Bowen Thompson Student Union Building

Alumni Meeting Room 316

Bowling Green, OH 43403

6:00 – 8:00p.m.


Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Zane State College

Advanced Science and Technology Center

Room 223

1555 Newark Road

Zanesville, OH 43701

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

The Mills Morgan Tower

3500 Pentagon Boulevard, 1st Floor

Beavercreek, OH 45431

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

Horizon Science Academy

6000 South Marginal Road

Cleveland, OH 44103

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

Jackson City Library

21 Broadway Street

Jackson, OH 45640

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

North Central State College

Kee Hall, Rooms 128A & 128B

Main Campus

Mansfield, OH 44901

6:00 – 8:00p.m. 


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Symmes Township Branch Library

11850 Enyart Road

Loveland, OH 45140

6:00 – 8:00p.m.