Service Academy Nomination Applications

As a United States Senator, I am honored to have the privilege every year of nominating a number of Ohio’s top young achievers for entry into one of our nation’s military academies.  These include the Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Naval Academy.  Our military academies offer the education, training, and leadership skills proven to provide each branch of the military with the best, brightest and most dedicated officers in the world. 

As of March 2, 2015, we are accepting applications to those candidates who would enter into the academy in June of 2016. If you have any questions, please contact my academy coordinators in Columbus at (614) 469-6774 or 1-800-205-OHIO.

March – September 2015 - COMPLETE PACKET
Candidates must complete an application packet and return it to Senator Portman’s Columbus office.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - DEADLINE!
All required information for a completed application packet must be physically received in the office by 5:00p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. Please use sufficient postage.

September - Mid-November 2015 – INTERVIEWS
Candidates chosen for an interview will be notified by mail. Interviews are approximately 20 minutes long and are presided over by Senator Portman’s Academy Review Board. All interviews are held in Columbus.

Senator Portman notifies interviewed candidates and submits nominations to the academies.

Students will be notified. Although some appointments are offered beyond May, the academies will make the majority of appointments between January and May.

June 2016
Appointed cadets/midshipmen are due at the academies.

To be considered for a nomination, an applicant must be:
• A U.S. citizen and legal resident of Ohio
• Between the ages of 17 and 23 by July 1st of the admission year

Applicants are encouraged to apply for a nomination from all nominating sources:
• Members of Congress (both U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative). Find your Member of Congress
• The Vice President of the United States
• The President of the United States (Service Affiliated Nomination)
• ROTC/JROTC Commander

Requirements for a completed application packet:
• Complete application form
• Official SAT and/or ACT scores
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official High School/College transcript
• 1-2 page essay explaining why you want to serve as an officer in the military

Again, I encourage you to reach out to my academy coordinators with any questions at 614-469-6774 or 1-800-205-OHIO.

United States Air Force Academy
Director of Admissions
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200
USAF Academy, Colorado 80840-5025

United States Coast Guard Academy
Director of Admissions
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut 06320-9819
*Congressional nomination not required

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Director of Admissions
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, New York 11204-1699

United States Military Academy
Admissions Office
United States Military Academy
Building 606 Thayer Road
West Point, New York 10996-1797
(845) 938-4041

United States Naval Academy
Candidate Guidance Office
U.S. Naval Academy
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5018
(410) 293-4361




Service Academy Application

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