WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his nomination of seven students from Champaign, Clark, Greene, Logan, Montgomery, and Preble Counties to attend U.S. Military Service Academies.
“Ohio schools are training young women and men who will be the next generation of military leaders. I am honored to nominate these outstanding students for our prestigious U.S. Military Service Academies,” said Brown. “These Ohioans embody the integrity and courage needed to represent and uphold the values of our nation. I am grateful for their dedication to serving our country.”
Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance into a service academy. The Academy’s Admissions Board ultimately decides who receives an appointment. So far, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has extended an offer of appointment to Caleb Linder of New Carlisle in Clark County.
The nominations are based on the recommendation of a Service Academy Selection Advisory Committee, assembled by Brown. This committee – comprised of former academy graduates, active service members, veterans, parents of academy attendees, and community leaders from throughout the state – conducted rigorous interviews before selecting the final candidates.
Western Ohio nominees included Genevieve Broom, a home school student from Camden, who was nominated to the Merchant Marine Academy.