LaMalfa announces his nominees to the United States Service Academies

Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he has nominated nine district residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies.

The U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy each require a Congressional nomination in order to attend. The admissions process is highly competitive as vacancies are limited each year.

“Attending one of our nation’s U.S. Service Academies is a rare opportunity to earn an excellent education while being prepared to be great leaders in serving our country,” LaMalfa said. “It takes students of the highest caliber to receive a nomination, and I believe that these nine remarkable Nor Cal students have the qualities necessary to attend and succeed there. I wish them the best in reaching their goals and highest abilities. I also want to thank our review committee for their considerate and unbiased interviews of the prospective candidates.”

LaMalfa’s nominees were recommended by a committee of North State community leaders and veterans from various branches of the military.

The committee recommended a slate of nominees after interviewing and carefully considering the academic and leadership backgrounds of each student who applied for the nomination. Having been nominated, the students must now compete with other nominees for an appointment to the academies.

Academy officials will begin announcing appointments in January.

Congressman LaMalfa’s nominees for the service academies are:
Tyler Blehm – Redding, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy.
Jacob Chapman – Mt. Shasta, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy.
Lily Duvall – Redding, U.S. Naval Academy.
Bronson Gilchrist – Los Molinos, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S Naval Academy.
Conor Haggerty – Magalia, U.S. Air Force Academy.
Austin McCoy – Paradise, U.S. Air Force Academy.
Clara Pargett – Redding, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S Naval Academy.
Jakob Royse – Redding, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy.
Abigail Watt – Millville, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Any student with a strong desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces is invited to contact LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. Please visit his website for his nomination application and instructions. You may also call his Chico District office and speak with his U.S. Service Academy Advisor at (530) 343 -1000.