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Hice Announces Nominees to U.S. Military Academies

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Monroe, GA, January 7, 2019 | comments

Monroe, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced the names of thirty young men and women whom he nominated for appointment to the United States Service Academies. Each year, it is his distinct privilege to nominate eligible candidates to the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), and Merchant Marine (USMMA) academies. These prestigious institutions prepare young Americans to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces. 

“Attending one of our Nation’s service academies is a high honor,” said Congressman Hice, “reserved for those who exemplify the best attributes of character, scholarship, physical aptitude, leadership, and motivation.  I commend all thirty candidates and am extremely proud to congratulate Jasmine Brown, Anna Caldwell, Jay Hamil, and Tucker Keadle, who are the first to secure appointments to these distinguished institutions.”

Based upon the recommendation of an independent academy advisory board, Congressman Hice nominated the following candidates to at least one of the United States Service Academies:

1.      Jason Beasley (McDonough, GA), Ola High School

2.      Jasmine Brown (McDonough, GA), Union Grove High School – received and accepted an offer of appointment from the U.S. Naval Academy

3.      Anna Caldwell (Milledgeville, GA), Georgia Military Prep School – received an offer of appointment from the U.S. Air Force Academy

4.      Spencer Carroll (Buford, GA), Mill Creek High School

5.      McCrae Claas (Watkinsville, GA), Oconee County High School

6.      Ashley Clegg (Monroe, GA), Social Circle High School

7.      Garrett Dalley (Dacula, GA), Riverside Military Academy

8.      Jonathan Daniel (Eatonton, GA), EBLA Academy

9.      Justin Dygert (Evans, GA), Greenbrier High School

10.  Jacqueline Ellison (Greensboro, GA), Lake Oconee Academy

11.  Grant Fink (McDonough, GA), Union Grove High School

12.  Jason “Jay” Hamil (Statham, GA), North Oconee High School – received an offer of appointment from the U.S. Naval Academy

13.  Austin Herndon (Loganville, GA), Loganville High School

14.  Sean Herndon (Milledgeville, GA), GMC Prep School

15.  Liam Hulstine (Bowdon, GA), New Mexico Military Institute

16.  Gordon “Tucker” Keadle (Auburn, GA), Apalachee High School – received an offer of appointment from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

17.  Christopher Lirette (Milledgeville, GA), Marion Military Institute

18.  Ryan McBride (Peachtree City, GA), McIntosh High School

19.  Matthew McMain (Monroe, GA), George Walton Academy

20.  Jamsn Mendoza (Athens, GA), Clarke Central High School

21.  Thomas Mims (Buckhead, GA), U.S. Military Academy Prep School

22.  Daniel Parrish (Bethlehem, GA), U.S. Military Academy Prep School

23.  Morgan Raines (Loganville, GA), Loganville High School

24.  Richard Salies (McDonough, GA), U.S. Military Academy Prep School

25.  Timothy Salies (McDonough, GA), Henry County High School

26.  Lanie Smith (Lawrenceville, GA), Archer High School

27.  Joseph “Joey” Steadman (Appling, GA), Greenbrier High School

28.  Susan Walker (McDonough, GA), Union Grove High School

29.  Logan Wilson (Dacula, GA), Mountain View High School

30.  Brandon Yau (Dacula, GA), Mill Creek High School

Students who attend a U.S. Service Academy commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation. Securing a nomination is a required step in the Academy application process. Ultimately, the Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.

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