WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) recently announced military academy nominations for the U.S. Service Academies. Candidates must be from the 8th District of Tennessee and are nominated based on academic ranking. Candidates will now be interviewed by the service academy he or she is applying, pass a physical and medical exam to be considered for an appointment.
There are four U.S. Service academies that require congressional nomination: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers in the U.S. armed services. After graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marines for a minimum of five years. By late April, the Academies will have offered the majority of appointments.
Fincher said, "These 14 young men and women have shown an enormous amount of dedication and love of country by volunteering to serve in our armed forces. I am proud to recommend all of these young Tennesseans, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors."
* William James McNaughton, Clarksville, Tenn.
* Logan Pickett, Bells, Tenn.
* Nick Garrett, Munford, Tenn.
* Brett Gore, Union City, Tenn.
* Sarah Hasselle, Dyersburg, Tenn.
* Maverick Mears, Jackson, Tenn.
* Lawson Parks, Dyer, Tenn.
* Katelyn Price, Brighton, Tenn.
* Trey Wiese, Rutherford, Tenn.
* Michael Coultis, Milan, Tenn.
* Rachell Duff, Dickson, Tenn.
* Daniel Jones, Clarksville, Tenn.
* Cole McCall, Millington, Tenn.
* Christopher Parker, Brownsville, Tenn.