• Female students interested in attending a federal service academy

    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. Our Admissions Office will be hosting this special session to answer any/all questions you may have about service academy life.

    Date: June 16, 2022

    Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT

    Who: All interested students

    What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding female Midshipmen and athletic coaches. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about life at a federal service academy, athletic team opportunities, the Sea Year training experience, and more!

    To register for the session, please use the following link:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    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:

    Northeast Admissions (CT, DE, NH, MA, ME, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT):
        LCDR Joe Becker - beckerj@usmma.edu

        LT Valerie Gary - garyv@usmma.edu


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    For more information on  Air Force ROTC:

    Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

    2nd Lt. Naomi Pryor






     For ASVAB practice websites try these - www.4tests.com or 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:
    Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA - 7th District) 610-690-7323
    Senator Pat Toomey 215-241-1090
    Senator Robert P Casey 717-231-7540
    The deadline to apply for a nomination through Congressman Meehan's office is October 14, 2016, and the application can be found on his 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 year 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 - Liaison for Strath Haven High School - pending
    United States Coast Guard Academy - Admissions Officer (DE, NJ, PA)
    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 -Staff Sergeant Russell W. Caesar, Enlisted Accessions (EA) Recruiter - 610-352-3227 russell.caesar@us.af.mil
    United States Navy - Contact A.O Burgos - Navy Recruiter at Alex.Burgos@navy.mil or 610-352-1700 (office) or 610-314-6516 (cell)
    United States Marines -  Contact Staff Sergeant Clarence Miller, Recruiter at Clarence.Miller@marines.usmc.mil or 610-755-8172 (office)
    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
    Penn State
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    and at over 75 other colleges and universities nationwide.