To Whom it May Concern:
Good afternoon, my name is Suzanne Cox, I am one of the Academy Coordinators for U.S. Senator Rob Portman. I have also CC’d Sue Klein, Academy Coordinator for Senator Sherrod Brown on this email. As you are aware, members of Congress have the responsibility to nominate young men and women to the various service academies. In an effort to better inform the residents of Ohio about these schools and our selection process, we would like to request that you assist us in informing interested students and their parents about our nomination processes.
For incoming seniors who are interested in attending an academy entering the summer of 2017, the deadline to submit a completed application packet to both offices is September 23, 2016. Interested students can request an application by visiting Senator Portman’s website, Service Academy Application Request Form and by visiting Senator Brown’s website, Service Academy Application Request Form .
Interested freshman, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to reach out to our office in the spring to attend one of the informational seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman. We will be hosting ten seminars across the state throughout the month of April. Liaison officers from the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine academies will be present to speak and to answer questions at our seminars this spring. In addition, our Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that we will use to select qualified men and women.
The privilege of nominating candidates to the United States service academies is one that entails a great deal of responsibility. Like the academies, we are interested in students who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.
If you are aware of any students who may be interested in attending one of the service academies, our contact information is listed below:
Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman
37 West Broad Street, Room 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
801 West Superior Avenue, Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44113