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Mooney Nominates 24 West Virginians to U.S. Military Academies

December 14, 2020
Press Release
MARTINSBURG – Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) today announced that twenty-four students from West Virginia’s Second Congressional District have been nominated to U.S. service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Congressman Mooney acknowledged this great honor today in the following statement:
 
“Our incredible military academy nominees have been selected based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation. It always makes me very proud to see so many incredible students from West Virginia’s Second Congressional District apply for this life-changing opportunity. In our country today, we need driven and patriotic young Americans, like our nominees, to faithfully serve and defend our freedoms,” said Congressman Alex Mooney.
 
Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies:
  • U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY
  • U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD
  • U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY
 
The service academy nominees from West Virginia’s Second Congressional District this year are listed below:
 
Aiden Turney
Jefferson County
USNA/USAFA
 
Ashton Hylton
Berkeley County
USNA/USAFA
 
Benjamin Maiden
Jefferson County
USNA/USAFA
 
Chloe Munslow
Jefferson County
USNA/USAFA
 
Cullen Horowicz
Jefferson County
USMA
 
Danielle Quijano
Putnam County
USNA/USAFA
 
Ethan Mayo
Kanawha County
USNA/USAFA
 
Gina Sobinovsky
Berkeley County
USAFA/USMA/USMMA
 
Jacob Schuck
Kanawha County
USMA/USAFA
 
Jason Ashman
Jefferson County       
USNA/USMMA
 
John Hall
Jefferson County
USMA/USAFA
 
Jonathan Howat
Putnam County
USNA
 
Joshua Kilbride
Jefferson County
USAFA
 
Justin Jun
Kanawha County
USAFA
 
Liam Wilson
Berkeley County
USNA
 
Lisa Sobinovsky
Berkeley County
USAFA/USMA/USMMA
 
Mason Reddington
Jefferson County
USMMA
 
Michael Poe
Jefferson County
USMA/USAFA
 
Nicholas Harbaugh
Berkeley County
USNA/USAFA
 
Nicholas Shirley
Berkeley County
USAFA/USNA
 
Payton Derrick
Jefferson County
USMA
 
Russell Coon
Hardy County             
USNA
 
Sebastien Morel
Jefferson County       
USMA
 
Thomas Inman
Berkeley County
USNA/USMA
 
 
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