WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced 43 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2015, including three students from Los Alamos.
A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall’s nomination completed a competitive application process, which included an interview with the senator’s Military Academy Service Panels, comprised of military and community leaders.
“The students that I have nominated to the United States service academies this year represent some of New Mexico’s best and brightest, and it is my honor to congratulate them, and wish them luck as they continue with the admissions process,” Udall said. “This exceptional group of students has demonstrated their talents and strong leadership in both their academic and extracurricular endeavors, and I’m proud of their desire to serve our nation. All of the service academies provide an excellent education that prepares students to excel in both military and civilian life. I am confident that the students who choose to enroll in the academies will represent New Mexico well, and I wish them the greatest success as they continue their education and into the future.”
These students will now compete for admission to their service academy over the coming months. Those admitted will begin classes in the summer of 2015 as members of the class of 2019.
Los Alamos Nominees:
United States Military Academy (West Point)
- Jonathan Schueler of Los Alamos
United States Naval Academy
- Thomas Hanlon of Los Alamos
United States Merchant Marine Academy
- Michael Moore of Los Alamos