• Military Options

  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies.

    Students are encouraged to visit usmma.edu/admissions to learn more about the Academy.

    Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.

    Area Admissions Officers are as follows:

    Military Careers

    For information on military careers, visit the following websites:

    Drexel University Army ROTC Program - 2LT Vincent M. McGinnis Recruiting Officer Cell: (610) 888-8973 Office: (267) 359-6304 vincent.m.mcginnis.mil@army.mil

    For more information on  Air Force ROTC: https://www.afrotc.com/


    For ASVAB practice website, try asvabtestbank.com  
    There are apps available on Google iPhone as well - such as "ASVAB Practice Test Free".
    For information on the nomination process to the United States Service Academies, contact the following elected officials:
    Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA - 5th District 610-626-2020
    Senator Pat Toomey 215-241-1090
    Senator Robert P Casey 717-231-7540
    The deadline to apply for a nomination through Congresswoman Scanlon's office is November 1, 2022 and the application can be found on her website. Each student who turns in a completed nomination package before the deadline will be able to interview with the nomination board for the academy or academies of their choice. If a student is unsure which district they reside in, please visit www.house.gov to enter their zip code and address. 
    United States Military Academy - Summer Leaders Experience.   Between junior and senior years in high school, students interested in West Point are encouraged to attend the Summer Leaders Experience (SLE).  This two-week-long program is full of informative and fun activities which introduce the attendees to cadet life. Although attending SLE is NOT required for admission, it does provide rising seniors with a better understanding of the academic and leadership opportunities West Point has to offer.  For more information, visit usma.edu and click on Summer Programs.
    United States Air Force Academy - USAFA.EDU  AFROTC.com
    Admissions Liaison Officer:  Aaron Granger, Lieutenant Colonel, USAFR   USAFA.ALO.2003@gmail.com   206-850-6290
    United States Coast Guard Academy - Anthony DeSalvo, Recruiter or  ME1 Travis Kornacki, Recruiter 
    Call 215-632-0568 or visit their recruiting office at Franklin Marketplace - 183 Franklin Mills Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
    College scholarship programs offered by the US Air Force include the United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Reserve Office Training Corp (AFROTC), and summer seminar and Air Force Academy sports camp. Helpful United Stated Air Force websites include:
    United States Air Force - Contact -Technical Sergeant Alexander J Hall, Enlisted Accessions (EA) Recruiter - 610-352-3227 alexander.hall.2@us.af.mil
    United States Navy - Contact Karohn K. Walton - Navy Recruiter at KAROHN.WALTON.@navy.mil or 610-352-1700 (office) 
    United States Marines -  Contact Staff Sergeant Carshon D. Guerrero, Recruiter at Carshon.Guerrero@marines.usmc.mil or 267-315-1695 (office) or 484-794-0695 (cell)
    United States Army - Contact Staff Sergeant Ian P. Donoghue at ian.p.donoghueneider.mil@mail.mil
    610-237-1060 (Office) or 610-809-8089  (Cell - text as well)
    2191 MacDade Boulevard, Holmes, PA, 19043
    United States Marine Corps NROTC Scholarship -
    Applications are currently being accepted for the NROTC Scholarship, which is available to any high school senior with an excellent academic record.  This $180,000 scholarship may be applied at the following universities in Pennsylvania:
    • Carnegie Mellon
    • Drexel
    • Duquesne
    • Penn State
    • Temple
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • Villanova
    • and at over 75 other colleges and universities nationwide.