2002-02-02 / Community

Sen. Clinton Announces Service Academy Nominations

Sen. Clinton Announces Service Academy Nominations

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her nominations for four service academies. Each United States Senator nominates ten applicants for each academy. These nominees were selected from a large group of qualified applicants, based on the recommendations of a selection committee appointed by Senator Clinton. Nominees were selected based on factors including academic record, leadership potential, and overall achieve-ment.

"I am honored to nominate such an impressive group of young men and women for appointments to our military academies," said Senator Clinton. "Now more than ever, we need young people who are dedicated to public service and committed to defending our way of life. This nomination is an honor reflecting their achievements and commitment to future service to the nation."

Senator Clinton's nominees and their hometowns are listed by academy:

United States Naval Academy:

Kurt W. Albaugh, Williamsville

Rupert S. Pond, Mount Vernon

Jennifer A. Neville, Cold Spring

Caroline E. Faxon, Wading River

Patrick T. McCurdy, Brightwaters

Timothy D. Mossholder, Setauket

Marissa F. Nihill, Oyster Bay

James J. Morgan, IV, Poughkeepsie

Ross F. Grunenwald, Oneida

Matthew C. Westfall, Binghamton

United States Military Academy:

Allison Pan, New York City

Louis M. Cascino, New Windsor

Christopher J. Aviles, Holbrook

Jennifer K. Jantzi, Hamburg

Daniel J. Gonzalez, Cortlandt Manor

Joseph B. Pennella, Rochester

Thomas M. Ryder, Garden City

Patrick K. Dowdell, Breezy Point

Emily A. Cracknell, Canaseraga

John P. Burns, Harpursville

United States Air Force Academy:

Zachary M. Eisenstat, Chappaqua

Scott W. Van De Water, Orchard Park

William E. Davis IV, East Norwich

Andrew J. Tevels, Farmington

Alvin A. Thalappillil, New Hyde Park

Elizabeth C. Woloszyn, Johnson City

Paul Capon, Bronxville

Colin D. Kubera, Webster

Marcel V. Briones, Ozone Park

Frank J. Centinello, Buffalo

United States Merchant Marine


Stephen M. Bartoszak, Centereach

Julia M. Houser, Flushing

James C. Webster, Port Jefferson

Kyle D. Iannacchino, Riverhead

Thomas M. Loreto, Harrison

Christopher J. Heine, Floral Park

Emily M. Gardner, Lindenhurst

Michael A. Troianom, Chester

Marjana E. Mair, Albany

Matthew D. McWhinnie, Delmar

Receiving a nomination is only one of the requirements for gaining admission to the academies. Each academy will inform each applicant whether or not he or she will receive an offer of appointment.

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