Rep. LaMalfa announces nominees to U.S. Service Academies

Representative LaMalfa announced on Friday that he has nominated 15 North State residents as candidates to the United States Service Academies.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 3:26 PM

CALIFORNIA - Representative Doug LaMalfa announced on Friday 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.

“These young men and women are truly exemplary. Their achievements, leadership and academic records put them at the top of their classes,” U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa said. “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, he said.

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.

Below are Representative LaMalfa’s nominees for the service academies:

  • 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
    • The 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 Sticney - 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

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