Heinrich Announces Nominees To The United States Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2018) - 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 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 remarkable initiative and I commend them on their commitment to serve our country."

Our nation's 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 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.

The following students received nomination through Senator Heinrich's office: 

United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
Esperanza Varoz of Albuquerque
Theodore Coyle of Albuquerque
Noah Rodney of Albuquerque
Corbyn Foster of Farmington
Jeremy Stevens of Las Cruces
Gunner Schwab of Farmington
Miles Lewis of Carlsbad
Javier McTeigue of Los Alamos
Eric Borrego of Rio Rancho
Sungmin Park of Albuquerque

United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
Cristina Esparza of Anthony 
Cameron Mayo of Albuquerque 
Dominic Morgan of Santa Fe
Neil Wilkerson of Los Alamos
Thomas Smith of Bosque Farms
Devin Marshall of Albuquerque
Kieran Binkley of Las Cruces
Matthew Gardiner of Bernalillo
Morgan Fortin of Albuquerque
Hannah Grenemyer of Albuquerque

United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
Alexandria Forrester of Albuquerque
Aaron Hill of Albuquerque 
Natalie Zannino of Rio Rancho
Jared Montgomery of Rio Rancho
Marlene Lorber of Albuquerque
Kaci Jarry of Albuquerque
Deante Bernard of Albuquerque
Yasemin Emami of Los Lunas
James Burroughes of Clovis
Keiko Yamamoto of Albuquerque

United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
Kole Simmons of Albuquerque
Marcos Salazar of Albuquerque
Jake Leible of Roswell
Robert Godshall of Albuquerque
Matthew Gardiner of Bernalillo
Eric Borrego of Rio Rancho
Sungmin Park of Albuquerque
Keiko Yamamoto of Albuquerque