Each year many young men and women consider attending one of our nation's service academies: Air Force, Army, Merchant Marine and Navy. It is an honor to nominate a limited number of high school seniors for this honor each year.

If you are interested in attending a service academy it is to your benefit to begin the application process in your junior year in high school. This begins by writing a letter informing our office that you would like to be nominated to a service academy. Please specify which academy and if you are interested in more than one there is no need to send a separate letter for each academy.

After your letter is received you will be sent a personal data sheet for you to fill out and return, instructions for other information, and a card to send to the chosen service academy which will inform them of your interest. Nominations to the service academies are announced in December of your senior year and appointments are announced by the academies the following June. Remember, although a nomination is required for an appointment it is not a guarantee of acceptance by a service academy.

If you are thinking about attending a service academy, please contact our Ohio office.

We are very proud of the previous outstanding nominees from the 9th district, and I hope I can be of help to you if you aspire for a challenging education at a service academy.


Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
One Maritime Plaza, Room 600
Toledo, OH 43604
Attn: Karen Harris


2015/2016 Military Academy Nominees at the
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor


(Pictured left to right)

Michael Chung, US Merchant Marine Academy

Anthony Miller, US Naval Academy

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Noah Dorczynski, US Air Force Academy

Alec Thompson, US Military Academy