Billings student nominated by Tester, Baucus accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

Senators congratulate Josh Cohen for commitment to Montana and nation

(U.S. SENATE) – A Billings West High School student nominated by Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus has been accepted to the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Joshua Cohen, 17, is committed to teamwork and helping others reach their goals. A skilled musician and athlete, Cohen spends his free time volunteering with children to teach them about Montana’s outdoors.

“Generations of Montanans have answered their nation’s call to duty, and I’m pleased Josh is joining that long tradition,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “All Montanans are proud of him and his family for their commitment to putting country first.”

“Josh has the kind of work ethic and commitment to service that makes our state proud. Montanans have a rich history of service and learning at our military academies. Congratulations to Josh and his family on this exciting opportunity.”

Tester and Baucus each nominated more than 30 Montana students to the nation’s military service academies based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service and participation in extracurricular activities.

Montanans interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future can find out how at Tester’s or Baucus’s websites.