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Blunt Congratulates Young Missourians Accepted to U.S. Service Academies

June 01, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Blunt (Mo.) this week congratulated young Missourians who accepted appointments to attend U.S. military service academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

The following 18 individuals were nominated by Senator Blunt: Alicia Lee Alexander of Wentzville; Steven Carey Berrios of St. Robert; Carson L. Berry of St. Louis; Haydn Cole Boldt of Chesterfield; Jaide Danielle Bradshaw of Granby; Noah David Cohen of Saint Clair; Dallas Allan Elliston of Carl Junction; Jack Tyler Faron of St. Louis; Josiah Gary Goosen of St. Louis; Carson Noel Krone of Wildwood; Adam Charles Lance of Columbia; Jacob Nathaniel Larson of St. Charles; Collin James Limp of Wildwood; Mark Donald Mackenzie of Kirkwood; Kaleb Daniel Overby of Wildwood; Jacob Arthur Paule of St. Louis; Kai Steven Rogers of Winfield; and Katherine Elizabeth Stujenske of St. Louis. Please click here for bios and pictures of the nominees.

“Service academies play an integral role in providing young Missourians with the skills, knowledge and training they’ll need to serve as the next generation of U.S. military leaders,” said Blunt. “These men and women have distinguished themselves in their schools and communities, and I have no doubt they will do the same in their careers. I wish them the best as they take on this challenge and proudly represent our state at the U.S. service academies.”

Applicants are considered on the basis of leadership skills, academic achievement, physical aptitude, and extracurricular activities. A committee of Missouri residents reviewed each application and made nomination recommendations to Blunt. Blunt’s office has also begun accepting applications for next year. Please click here for more information.

Blunt serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense; the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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