Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he has nominated 16 northern California residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies — including a Susanville resident. 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 a member of Congress, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of young men and women to the United States Service Academy,” LaMalfa said. “The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military upon graduation. I applaud these outstanding students’ commitment to serving their country and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
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: Aidan Adams, Susanville, U.S. Air Force Academy; Robin Bae, Redding, U.S. Naval Academy; Mallorie Barteau, Chico, U.S. Naval Academy; Aiden Bixler, Auburn, U.S. Naval Academy; Nathan Blackburn, Auburn, U.S. Army Academy; Aidan Clark, Chico, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy; Kiana Emmerson, Cottonwood, U.S. Military Academy; Michael Jacobs, Redding, U.S. Air Force Academy; Kadyn Jaramillo, Cottonwood, U.S. Naval Academy; Benjamin Matalavage, Chico, U.S. Naval Academy; Matthew Oberle, Chico, U.S. Naval Academy; Weston Sellers, Auburn, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy; Camron Stanley, Redding, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Riley Stickney, Chico, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy; Grant Walker, Montague, U.S. Air Force Academy; and Andrew Young, Grass Valley, U.S. Military 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.
Visit lamalfa.house.gov for a nomination application and instructions. You may also call LaMalfa’s Chico District office and speak with his U.S. Service Academy Advisor at 343-1000.