Representative LaMalfa announces nominees to the United States Service Academies

Jan 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington DC- Representative Doug LaMalfa announced that he has nominated 15 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.

“These young men and women are truly exemplary.  Their achievements, leadership and academic records put them at the top of their classes,” stated US Representative Doug LaMalfa.  “I’m happy to nominate them to our top service academies where they can become the next generation of military and civilian leaders.  

Representative 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 background and achievements of North State students 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.

Representative LaMalfa’s nominees for the service academies are:

Kathleen Astesana- Penn Valley
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Jackson Beasley-Redding
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy

Levi Becker- Redding
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Dylan Booth- Cottonwood
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Edward Buck III- Chico
U.S. Air Force , U.S. Military Academy

McKenzie Cassingham – Shasta Lake 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Hunter Dougherty- Chico
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Matthew Ettlin-Loveton – Penn Valley 
 U.S. Naval Academy

Jacob Johnston- Cottonwood
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Cory Murasko- Durham
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Tiffany Perrine-Grass Valley
U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Cole Retzler- Nevada City
U.S. Air Force Academy

Anika Stickney- Chico
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

Alexander Stowe- Quincy
U.S. Naval Academy

Dominic Wiggins- Chico
U.S. Military 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 Congressman LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. Please visit his website www.lamalfa.house.gov 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.

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