Tester nominates Montana students to prestigious military academies

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester on Tuesday announced that he is nominating 30 high school students to apply to the nation’s prestigious military academies.

A nomination, usually from a member of Congress, is the first step in applying to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Tester nominated the following students based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service and participation in extracurricular activities.

“Every year I look forward to nominating Montana’s very best students to our nation’s military service academies,” Tester said. “Montana has a rich tradition of military service, and I’m proud of all young folks who dedicate themselves in service to our country. I congratulate these talented, hardworking young leaders and look forward to their future success.”

Montanans interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future are encouraged to do so online at Tester’s website.


Tester’s 2014 Service Academy Nominees by les_braswell5524