Heinrich: Nominees To U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced Tuesday his nominees to the United States Service Academies including Seung Heon Kim of Los Alamos High School. 
A nomination is required to attend the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – the Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination. Being nominated is a significant honor. The application process is rigorous, and only the most qualified and meritorious candidates receive a nomination.

“Our service academies provide exceptional education and training that prepare students for leadership roles in our armed forces as well as the skills needed to succeed after their military service,” Heinrich said. “I’m pleased to announce and congratulate this year’s nominees–these students have shown incredible initiative and I commend them on their commitment to serve our country.”

The following students received nomination through Heinrich’s office:

United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Seung Heon Kim of Los Alamos
  • Camaren Ly of Albuquerque
  • Jacob Aragon of Seboyeta
  • Alina Hake Vanecek of Albuquerque
  • Mariah Forde of Belen
  • Andrea-Cristiano Seazzu of Albuquerque
  • Nick Melville of Albuquerque
  • Jasmyn Olivas of Rio Rancho
  • Marcus Lovato of Las Vegas
  • Kyle Temple of Las Cruces
United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • Daniel Ohiri of Albuquerque
  • William Uhrig of Clovis
  • Marisa Michealson of Sandia Park
  • Evan Bradshaw of Las Cruces
  • Stephanie Campbell of Albuquerque
  • Francis Castillo de Mulert of Cordova
  • Michael Smith of Carlsbad
  • McClinton Cox of Albuquerque
  • Dillon Cvetic-Thomas of Albuquerque
  • Roberto Velazquez of Rio Rancho
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
  • Hailey Fortin of Albuquerque
  • Santiago Apodaca of Albuquerque
  • Jacob Pinon Roswell
  • Delaney Swift of Portales
  • Mario Avila of Mesquite
  • Gregg Hermanns of Albuquerque
  • Krystal Graves of Ruidoso
  • Randall Gurule of Albuquerque
  • Deven McGee of Albuquerque
  • Layton Barela of Roswell
United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
  • Raily Blankley of Albuquerque
  • Daniel Garcia of Albuquerque
  • Austin Borders of Albuqurque
  • Michael Brouillette of Santa Fe
Our nation’s service academies offer four-year college educations to qualified students. Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy receive commissions in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard, and are obligated to serve for at least five years after graduation.

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