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. 

The application process for the class entering in the summer of 2015 is now open.  The deadline for our process is Friday, September 26, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact my academy coordinators in Columbus at (614)469-6774 or 1-800-205-OHIO.

March – September 2014 - COMPLETE PACKET
Candidates must complete an application packet and return it to Senator Portman’s Columbus office.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - DEADLINE!
All required information for a completed application packet must be physically received in the office by 5:00p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014.  Please use sufficient postage.

October - Mid-December 2014 – 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.

January 2015- NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!
Senator Portman notifies interviewed candidates and submits nominations to the academies.

January - May 2015 - APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED!
Students will be notified.  Although some appointments are offered beyond May, the academies will make the majority of appointments between January and May

June 2015
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

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
HQ USAF/RRS
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200
USAF Academy, Colorado 80840-5025
1-800-443-9266
http://www.academyadmissions.com/

United States Coast Guard Academy
Director of Admissions
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut 06320-9819
1-800-883-8724
http://www.cga.edu/
*Congressional nomination not required

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Director of Admissions
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, New York 11204-1699
1-800-732-6267
www.usmma.edu/

United States Military Academy
Admissions Office
United States Military Academy
Building 606 Thayer Road
West Point, New York 10996-1797
(845) 938-4041
www.usma.edu/admissions/

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

 

 

 

Service Academy Application

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