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Hartzler Nominee Receives Appointment to West Point

May 28, 2021
Press Release

HARRISONVILLE, MO – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) announced the appointment of Harrison Wepener of Hume to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. The Hume High School graduate recently spoke by phone where Hartzler shared the news with him and congratulated him on his achievement. The local gridiron standout and class president is expected to report to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York in July if he decides to accept his appointment to the Class of 2025.

“One of the greatest honors I have as a Member of Congress is to nominate young leaders to our prestigious U.S. Service Academies. It is even more rewarding when I am able to inform them that their hard work has resulted in receiving an offer of appointment to one of the Academies,” said Hartzler. “I was so happy to contact Harrison to share the great news that his desire to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is being realized. I am so proud of Harrison and grateful he has chosen to use his vast abilities and talents to serve our country. It is an honor to support him in his efforts.”

Harrison has been actively involved on his family farm working with cattle and engaged with 4-H. He is a member of the National Honor Society and president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter. He also lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and serves as student council president. Harrison has also earned top science and math accolades and will graduate with a near perfect grade point average.

USMA is one of five federal service academies across the branches of the military that educates and graduates leaders of exemplary character who are committed to serve the nation. Graduates of the academy are required to serve five years on active duty and three years in the reserves. The U.S. Military Academy has commissioned approximately 79,000 officers since 1802.