January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Gillibrand Nominates Four Students from Western New York for U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to two of the nation’s leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies.

“It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation’s service academies,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation. I’m proud to nominate these dedicated, passionate individuals and I look forward to watching their success.”

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. This year, Senator Gillibrand nominated four candidates from Western New York to the service academies.

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

  • Jacob Wilson (Amherst, Erie Co.)– U.S. Military Academy 
  • Wyatt Smith (Williamsville, Erie Co.) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Madisyn Kilby (Great Valley, Cattaraugus Co.) – U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Bianca Foeller (Darien Center, Wyoming Co.) – U.S. Air Force Academy