Congressman LaMalfa announced the appointment of six Northern California students who have accepted appointments to one of America’s military 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. The service academy appointees from California’s First Congressional District are as follows:
Kiana Emerson, Cottonwood, U.S. Military Academy; Benjamin Matalavage, Chico
U.S. Naval Academy; Weston Sellers, Auburn, U.S. Air Force Academy; Camron Stanley, Redding, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Grant Walker, Montague, U.S Air Force Academy; and Andrew Young, Grass Valley,
U.S. Military Academy.
LaMalfa based his nominations on the recommendations of his Military Academy Nomination Committee, which is responsible for reviewing their files, interviewing the applicants and recommending a slate of nominees. The committee consists of local retired military members.
“I applaud the hard work, dedication to service, and commitment to our country that these young people have exemplified,” LaMalfa said. “The top-tier education they will receive at their appointed academy will give them invaluable knowledge and experiences that will serve them well in their future endeavors in the service. It was my honor to nominate these remarkable young men and women from the North State, and I wish them all the best of luck.”
Any student with a strong desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces is invited to contact Congressman LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. 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.