• Enlistment

    Have you considered going to one of the Military Academies? The U.S. military service academies are prestigious, four-year, degree-granting institutions and a major officer commissioning source for the Armed Forces. The five academies are:

    • U.S. Military Academy "West Point" (USMA), West Point, NY (U.S. Army)
    • U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD (U.S. Navy and Marine Corps)
    • U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO (U.S. Air Force and Space Force).
    • U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT (U.S. Coast Guard)
    • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY (U.S. Merchant Marine)

    The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination

    Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy; the U.S. Naval Academy; the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Members may nominate up to ten individuals to each academy per year. Nomination applications should be submitted by the beginning of November. To request a nomination you will need to contact the following Congressmen:

    • Joseph Morelle (25th District of NY - includes the Town of Chili) - Morelle Website
    • Chris Jacobs (27th District of NY - includes the Town of Wheatland and Village of Scottsville) - Jacobs Website




    Check out these websites and Contact the following people for more information!


    US Air Force symbolUS Air Force - https://www.airforce.com/

    US Space Force - https://www.spaceforce.mil/

    Air Force Academy (Colorado Spring, CO) - http://www.usafa.af.mil/

         Admissions Advisor for NYS & NYC, 2nd Lt. Gabriela Demarest - email NYC@afrotcadmissions.com

    Air Force ROTC - http://www.afrotc.com/  Air Force ROTC Detachment #538 (at RIT) - https://rit.edu/afrotc


    Space Force seal

    LOCAL RECRUITING CONTACTS for the Air Force and Space Force:

         Air Force and Space Force Recruiter (Henrietta NY), Technical Sergeant Jacob Gagnon - email jacob.gagnon.1@us.af.mil

         AF-ROTC Recruiting Officer (for Clarkson University, Saint Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam), Capt. Ryan Kittle - email rkittle@clarkson.edu

         AF-ROTC Recruiting Officer (for RIT), Lt. Col Jason Turner - email afrotc@rit.edu




    US Army symbolArmy - http://www.army.mil/

    Army West Point Academy (West Point, NY)- http://www.usma.edu/

    Army ROTC - http://www.goarmy.com/rotc



               Army Recruiter (Rochester, NY), SFC Brett Troxel - email Brett.w.troxel.mil@mail.mil



    US Coast Guard symbolCoast Guard - http://www.uscg.mil/

    US Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT) - https://www.uscga.edu/

    US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) (Kings Point, NY) - https://www.usmma.edu/

         Northest USMMA Admissions Advisor, LCDR Joe Becker - email beckerj@usmma.edu




    Marine Corps symbolMarine Corps - http://www.marines.com/


          Marine Recruiter (Batavia, NY), Sgt. Cameron Demaison - email Cameron.Demaison@marines.usmc.mil





    National Guard symbolNational Guard - https://www.nationalguard.mil/


    Army National Guard - https://www.nationalguard.com/

         NY Army National Guard Recruiter, Staff Sgt Justin Hartle - email justin.a.hartle2.mil@mail.mil


    Air Force National Guard - https://www.goang.com/ 

         NY Air National Guard Recruiter, Staff Sgt. Alissa Connolly - email alissa.connolly.2@us.af.mil



    US Navy symbolUS Navy - http://www.navy.mil/

    US Naval Academy (Anapolis, MD) - http://www.usna.edu/

    Navy ROTC - http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/


         Navy Recuiter (Greece Office), Petty Officer 1st Class Dennis Porter - email Dennis.L.Porter@navy.mil