LaMalfa Recognizes Service Academy Appointments from Northern California

May 29, 2019
Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after honoring 7 students from Northern California who received appointments to the United States Service Academies. U.S. Service Academy graduates receive a first-rate undergraduate education, equivalent to that provided by a top-tier, Ivy League school, with options to pursue advanced degrees, spend a minimum of 5 years serving their country on active duty as a military officer, and are provided with an education and experience that will offer a world of career opportunities.
LaMalfa said: “An appointment to one of our nation’s five U.S. Service Academies is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn a top-flight education while also answering the call to serve your country. This is a rare honor that each of these students should be very proud of after a competitive nomination process. They represent some of the best that Northern California has to offer, and I’m confident they will seize this unique opportunity.”
From left to right: Garrett Gough, Samantha Sinel, Rep. LaMalfa, Skyler Royse, and Dylan Sinclair (not pictured: Kira Porzio, Sabrina Sutter, and Connor Wilson).
Congressman LaMalfa based his nominations on the recommendation of his Screening Committee, which is responsible for reviewing their files, interviewing the applicants, and recommending a slate of nominees. The following students received appointments from the Congressman’s nominations:
Garrett Gough – Nevada City
U.S. Military Academy
Kira Porzio – Palo Cedro
U.S. Merchant Marines Academy
Skyler Royse – Redding
U.S. Air Force Academy
Dylan Sinclair – Auburn 
U.S. Air Force Academy
Samantha Sinel – Colfax
U.S. Naval Academy
Sabrina Sutter – Shingletown
U.S. Naval Academy
Connor Wilson – Chico
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 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.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.