Press Release

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Jan 14, 2021

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Air Force Academy, one of the nation’s leading service institutions.

“It is my honor to nominate this talented young leader to our nation’s service academies,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Katherine has demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation. I’m proud to nominate her alongside other dedicated, passionate New Yorkers and I look forward to watching their success.”

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 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 by her hometown and academy:

  • Katherine O’Donnell (Newcomb, Essex Co.) – U.S. Air Force Academy