Press Release

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Jan 23, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Naval Academy, one of the nation’s leading service institutions.

A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominee 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.

“This nominee has taken an extraordinary step. He is committed to serving his country and is on his way toward becoming a leader,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our service academies cultivate top-tier officers who bravely serve our nation, and it is my honor to nominate such a dedicated and talented young man to the United States Naval Academy.”

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.

Senator Gillibrand’s nominee is listed below:

  • Jack Petroski (Malone, Franklin Co.) – U.S. Naval Academy