Press Release

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Jan 23, 2020

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, 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.

“Our nation’s service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate Peter Harvill, one of the best and brightest students from the North Country, to attend the United States Naval Academy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This future leader has outstanding academic records and a passion for service. I look forward to watching his successes as he furthers his education and serves our nation in the armed forces.”

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.

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:

  • Peter Harvill (Watertown, Jefferson County) – United States Naval Academy