Press Release

Gillibrand Announces 2024 Service Academy Nominations From The Capital Region

Feb 13, 2024

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation’s service academies: the United States Air Force Academy and United States Merchant Marine Academy.

“These fine young leaders represent the best and brightest of New York, and I hope to see them go on to be truly exceptional military leaders,” said Senator Gillibrand. “They have demonstrated truly outstanding qualities of leadership and integrity as students, athletes, and community members. I am pleased to offer my congratulations to each of my nominees this year.”

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 two candidates from the Capital Region to the service academies.

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

·         Natalie Haring (Greenfield Center, Saratoga Co.) – U.S. Air Force Academy

·         Dominic Vincenzo DiMezza (Schenectady, Schenectady Co.) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy