Hartzler announces nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, is proud to announce the names of 17 outstanding students from Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District who have received nominations to the U.S. Service Academies.

“Each of these outstanding students has demonstrated great discipline and dedication to hard work,” Hartzler said. “It is an honor to nominate such accomplished young men and women for their academic and extracurricular achievements as well as leadership in their communities.”

“I congratulate these 17 exceptional students and thank them for their desire to serve our great nation,” added Hartzler. “Their leadership skills will serve them well.”

The nominees, listed with their hometowns and service academies for which they have been nominated:

Devonte Baity, Waynesville, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Samuel Crider, Waynesville, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Jay Baugh, Odessa, U.S. Air Force Academy

Edward Gallagher, Jefferson City, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Benjamin Getson, Jefferson City, U.S. Air Force Academy

Joshua Gonzalez, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Joseph Hunter, Harrisonville, U.S. Naval Academy

Remington Hoyer, Warrensburg, U.S. Air Force Academy

John Jennings, Adrian, U.S. Naval Academy

Nicholas Palilla, Lebanon, U.S. Naval Academy

Nolan Peters, Waverly, U.S. Air Force Academy

Jordan Rackers, Jefferson City, U.S. Air Force Academy

Brigitta Reth, Camdenton, U.S. Naval Academy

Jeff Replogle, Phillipsburg, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Samuel Schmidt, Concordia, U.S. Air Force Academy

Robert Spalding, Whiteman Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force Academy

Danielle Taylor, Warrensburg, U.S. Air Force Academy

A nomination does not guarantee an appointment. The various Service Academies will make their final decisions for acceptance and will notify nominees in early spring.

Students interested in applying for a Congressional nomination for the class of 2018 should contact Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at 573-442-9311.