5 Northern New Mexicans Nominated to US Service Academy
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that 36 New Mexico students have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy, including five students from Northern New Mexico. A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall’s nomination participated in a competitive application process, which included an interview with the senator’s Military Academy Review Board, made up of active duty service members, veterans and community leaders.
“The United States service academies provide a top-notch education and unparalleled opportunities for students to succeed in military and civilian life, and it’s my privilege to nominate outstanding New Mexico students to the academies each year,” Udall said. “I’m very grateful to all of the volunteers who served on my Military Academy Review Board. The group of students they helped me select to receive a nomination is diverse and talented and represents schools across New Mexico. I’m proud that these exceptional and motivated young people want to serve our country. I wish them luck as they move to the next phase of the admissions process, and I’m confident that they will represent New Mexico well.”
Nominated students will compete for admission to their service academy over the coming months. Those admitted will join the class of 2020.
The following are the students Udall nominated from Northern New Mexico by academy:
United States Military Academy (West Point)
Francis Castillo de Mulert of Cordova
Michael Brouillette of Santa Fe
United States Naval Academy
Isaac Dunwoody of Los Alamos
United States Air Force Academy
Seung Heon (Victor) Kim of Los Alamos
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Marcus Lovato of Las Vegas