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Heinrich Announces Nominees To The United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced his nominees to the United States Service Academies. A nomination is required to attend 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; the U.S. 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," said Heinrich. "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 United States Service Academies offer four-year college educations to qualified students. Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. 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.
The following students received nominations through Senator Heinrich's office:
United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Eri McClain-Yu of Albuquerque
  • Kaden Martinez of Rio Rancho
  • Thomas Chung of Albuquerque
  • Dylan Mamawal of Albuquerque
  • Samantha Bigger of Albuquerque
  • Sofia Sanchez of Albuquerque
  • Connor Myerson of Albuquerque*
  • Brycelyn Martinez of Chama
  • Kayla Gray of Albuquerque
  • Elijah Griego of Rio Rancho
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
  • Ahava Goldfein of Tijeras
  • Sean Avilucea of Las Cruces
  • Korbin Moyer of Albuquerque
  • Gatlin James of Waterflow
  • Nicolas Tenorio of Albuquerque
  • William Lechman of Albuquerque
  • Diego Aragon of Mora
  • Jacob Mirabal of Santa Fe
  • Khristin Lovato of Serafina
  • Kaden Nguyen of Albuquerque
United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • Carson Hick of White Rock
  • Iris Matthews of Albuquerque
  • David Gorman of Silver City
  • Lauren To of Las Cruces
  • Ava Carpentier of Albuquerque
  • Justin Holmes of Farmington*
  • Camden Cox of Rio Rancho
  • Joseph Albert of Clovis
  • Joshua George of Albuquerque
  • Kelvin Alarcon of Roswell*
United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
  • Diego Garcia of Albuquerque
  • Connor of Myerson of Albuquerque*
  • Landon Schumer of Las Cruces
  • Christopher Moran of Albuquerque
  • Kelvin Alarcon of Roswell*
  • Nicholas Edwards of Albuquerque
  • Truitt Lemon of Santa Fe
  • Justin Holmes Farmington*
  • Cole Conway of Albuquerque
  • Gordon Lee of Albuquerque
*Indicates a double nomination.