Monroe, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of 30 young men and women he has nominated for appointments to the United States Service Academies, including four from local high schools. Each year, Hice nominates eligible candidates to the United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), and Merchant Marine (USMMA) academies. These institutions prepare young Americans to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces.
“Attending one of our Nation’s service academies is a high honor reserved for those who exemplify the best attributes of character, scholarship, physical aptitude, leadership, and motivation,” Hice said in a press release. “I commend all 30 candidates and am extremely proud to congratulate Jasmine Brown, Anna Caldwell, Jay Hamil, and Tucker Keadle, who are the first to secure appointments to these distinguished institutions.”
Included in those nominated by Hice are the following four students from the local area.
Ashley Clegg (Monroe, GA), Social Circle High School
Austin Herndon (Loganville, GA), Loganville High School
Matthew McMain (Monroe, GA), George Walton Academy
Morgan Raines (Loganville, GA), Loganville High School
Students who attend a U.S. Service Academy commit to serving at least five years in their respective military branch upon graduation. Securing a nomination such as this from Hice is a required step in the Academy application process. It is then up to the Academies to make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.