January 26, 2017

Gillibrand Announces 2017 Service Academy Nominations

Gillibrand Nominates 15 Students from Long Island 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 Long Island 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: 

 

  • Elizabeth Ryan (Mineola, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Military Academy
  • Matthew Hession (Wantagh, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Pierce Lewin (Rockville Centre, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Katherine Farrell (Garden City, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Caroline Peppard (Garden City, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Justin Chae (Plainview, Nassau Co.) - U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Alexander Cappellino (Sayville, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Katelyn McCabe (Patchogue, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Noah Charvat (East Islip, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Lauren Modica (Centerport, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Naval Academy
  • Nicholas Volpe (Miller Place, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Adda Lantigua (Brentwood, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Robert Gansrow (Holtsville, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Emily Orski (East Islip, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Sean Linden (Brightwaters, Suffolk Co.) - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy