U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon announced his 2012 military service academy nominations Friday.
“I am pleased to announce my Military Service Academy Nominations for 2012,” said Congressman McKeon. “These students have undergone a long and rigorous application process which includes physical evaluations, physical fitness tests and interviews.
“I commend these students for their hard work and am proud to offer nominations to each of them. Our country is fortunate to have young men and women like these who wish to defend our freedom and protect our country.”
McKeon’s nominees from the Santa Clarita Valley include:
Academy of the Canyons
Diana Munoz – Air Force, Merchant Marine
Michael James Glasgow – West Point
Luke Maxfield – West Point, Annapolis
Jared Taylor Turner – Annapolis, Merchant Marine
Samuel Peckham – Annapolis
Ryan Dolan – Annapolis
Santa Clarita Christian
Daniel Gordon Curry – Annapolis, Air Force
Jared Carbajal – West Point
Michael James Smith – West Point
Tyler Dimson – Air Force
Christian Dadulak – West Point, Merchant Marine
Ashley Welker – Annapolis
Daniel Ruppert – Air Force
Cheyenne Schloffman – Air Force
While earning a nomination does not guarantee selection for an appointment to a military academy, these students have proven to be among the most competitive students in the nation. To receive an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must (1) apply to the academy of choice and (2) apply for a nomination from a nominating source. These sources are the President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, etc. Applications to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy do not require a nomination.