LaMalfa Announces Nominees to the United States Service Academies

Dec 17, 2020
Press Release
Students to compete nationwide for Service Academy Appointments

(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced that he has nominated 14 North State 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. 

LaMalfa said: “I am pleased to nominate these remarkable young men and women from the North State. I’d also like to thank our review committee for their caring and unbiased interviews of the prospective candidates. Attending one of our nation’s five U.S. Service Academies is a rare opportunity to earn an excellent education while being prepared to be great leaders in serving our country. It takes students of the highest caliber to receive a nomination, and I wish them all the best in these unique opportunities.”

Congressman 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:

Robin Bae- Redding 
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Fletcher Bottke- Red Bluff
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Antonino Conte- Penn Valley
U.S. Naval Academy
Reagan Dahle- Bieber
U.S. Military Academy
Moonglow Summer De Clarin – Berry Creek
U.S. Air Force Academy
Kiana Emerson- Cottonwood 
U.S. Military Academy
Kale Hiller -Red Bluff
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Kaitlyn Johnston- Cottonwood
 U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Lawrence Mini- Palo Cedro
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy
Cole Retzler- Nevada City
U.S. Air Force Academy
Greyson Reynolds- Oroville
U.S. Naval Academy
Elsa Scherzinger- Grass Valley
U.S. Naval Academy
Sophie Smith- Colfax
U.S. Military Academy
Hunter Thomas- Chico
U.S. Air Force Academy
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. 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.