Press Release

Gillibrand Announces 2024 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Feb 13, 2024

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, announced her nomination of a candidate from Western New York to one of the nation’s leading service academies: the United States Naval Academy.

“Caroline represents the best and brightest New York has to offer, and I am honored to nominate her to the Naval Academy,” said Senator Gillibrand.She has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, academic achievement, and dedication to her community and country, and I hope to see her go on to become an exceptional military leader. I congratulate her on this achievement.”

A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees for New York State 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 one candidate from Western New York to the service academies:

·         Caroline Kern (Buffalo, Erie Co.) – U.S. Naval Academy