Heinrich Announces His Nominees To The United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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, 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," said Sen. 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 following students received nomination through Senator Heinrich's office: 

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 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 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.