Inhofe Announces 2019 Military Academy Nominations

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the names of the Oklahomans he nominated to attend the U.S. service academies who earned appointments.

“I am honored to nominate this bright group of Oklahoma students to attend our nation’s military service academies. These students are the future of our military, and I am incredibly proud of the work they have put in to get here. These proven community leaders will represent our state well at their academy and in their future military career. To each of you—go make Oklahoma and your country proud.”

Every year, U.S. senators nominate a select group of eligible individuals from their states for enrollment at four of the U.S. Military Service Academies: the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. Once a student receives a nomination, their application process within the respective service academy begins and a select number of students ultimately earn an appointment.

Sen. Inhofe’s nominations for class of 2023 who earned appointments can be found below:

  • Colby Magill, Edmond – Edmond North High School, to the United States Naval Academy
  • John Cook, Oklahoma City – Carl Albert High School, to the United States Naval Academy
  • Aiden Hicks, Vinita – Vinita High School, to the United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Robert Kemmet, Norman – Norman North High School, to the United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Alena Dunaway, Purcell – Oklahoma Science and Math, to the United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • James Puls, Tulsa – Riverfield Country Day School, to the U.S. Military Academy
  • Erick Lassiter, Oklahoma City – Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, to the U.S. Military Academy
  • Samuel Wishon, Norman – Norman High School, to the U.S. Military Academy
  • Michael Dwerlkotte, Jones – Bishop McGuinness High School, to the U.S. Military Academy
  • Robert Hare, Jenks – Jenks High School, to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Jacob Garbrecht, Edmond – Edmond North High School, to the United States Air Force Academy
  • Colt Crowson, Madill – Madill High School, to the United States Air Force Academy
  • Dawson Simeroth, Yukon – Yukon High School, to the United States Air Force Academy
  • Lewis Guillory, Tulsa – Cascia Hall Prep School/Naval Prep School, to the United States Naval Academy
  • Eric Gold, Jenks – Holland Hall, to the United States Naval Academy

The military services need the highest quality of men and women to service as officers. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, the applications can be found here. They are due October 18, 2019.