January 26, 2017

Gillibrand Announces 2017 Service Academy Nominations

Gillibrand Nominates 13 Students from the Hudson Valley for Service Academies

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from the Hudson Valley to the nation’s leading service institutions – the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies.

A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined solely by the service academies.

“Our service academies train and mentor top tier officers who are committed to serving our country,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These talented New Yorkers have shown honor, dedication and unique skillsets that will make them great assets to our nation’s service academies and armed forces. I am always honored to nominate courageous men and women with the opportunity to live their dreams and serve in our country’s armed forces.”

The United States service academies offer a first class education as well as a chance for young people to serve our country upon graduation, as commissioned officers in the United States Armed Services. This year, Senator Gillibrand nominated 50 candidates from New York to the service academies.

Senator Gillibrand’s nominees are listed by their hometown and Academies: 

 

  • Philip Scarano IV (Wappingers Falls, Dutchess Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Nicholas Goebelbecker (Poughquag, Dutchess Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Ethan Martell (Verbank, Dutchess Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Leonard Bowen (Middletown, Orange Co.) - U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Patrick Saavedra (West Haverstraw, Rockland Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Kevin Moore (Shrub Oak, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Military Academy
  • Nicholas San Martin (Ossining, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Military Academy
  • Erin Glendon (Valhalla, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Military Academy
  • Michael Hiebert (Chappaqua, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Military Academy
  • Kelsey Baron (Peekskill, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Connor Gates (Harrison, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Richard O’Leary III (Croton Falls, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Nicholas Gordon (Rye, Westchester Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy