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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.  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, I would like to request that you assist in informing interested students and their parents about our nomination process.

     For incoming seniors who are interested in attending an academy entering the summer of 2016, the deadline to submit a completed application packet to our office is September 18, 2015.  Interested students can request an application by visiting Senator Portman’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, please have them contact Michael Dustman, Academy Coordinator, or myself at (800) 205-OHIO (6446) or (614) 469-6774.

     I look forward to hearing from you, and please do not hesitate to call with any questions.  If you are interested in more information, I am happy to meet with you to discuss the nomination process and attached a copy of our informational sheet for reference.  Again, thank you.


Suzanne Cox

United States Service Academy Nomination Process


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