Tester Congratulates Glasgow’s Dalton Sand on Acceptance to West Point

Senator nominated Sand and 19 other Montanans for Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies’ classes of 2026

U.S. Senator Jon Tester congratulated Glasgow’s Dalton Sand today on his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Dalton is a student at Glasgow High School, where he is a state champion swimmer, varsity athlete, National Honor Society member, and senior council state president. He is also a Glasgow Youth Coalition member and has participated in Boys State and Nation, where he held various leadership positions.

“Montana has a strong history of producing some of our nation’s finest leaders in the armed services, and it’s a great honor as Montana’s Senior Senator to help students in the Treasure State continue that legacy by attending one of our prestigious military service academies,” said Senator Tester. “Dalton is an exceptional student who is dedicated to serving his country, and I look forward to watching him make our state proud at West Point and beyond.”

Tester nominated Dalton-along with 19 other Montanans-in December based on their academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and commitment to serving and leading in the United States military. A nomination from a member of Congress is a student’s first step in applying to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Montana students who are interested in applying to a military academy in the future can request a nomination from Tester HERE.