DAYTON, OHIO— Today, May 25, 2021, Congressman Mike Turner announced six high school students who he appointed to one of the five U.S. Service Academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Army (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. These students have received appointment and will soon leave the district to begin their service.
The students are David Hill attending the US Naval Academy (Beavercreek, OH), Daniel Park attending the US Military Academy (Centerville, OH), Aiden Plate attending the US Air Force Academy (Centerville, OH), James Sharpe attending West Point (Kettering, OH), Brian Blosser attending the US Air Force Academy (New Lebanon, OH), and Levi Morgan attending West Point (Waynesville, OH).
Congressman Turner stated:
“The students are here today because they have exhibited exceptional abilities and have bravely raised their hand as a volunteer to serve and protect our country. It is an honored tradition that some of the greatest citizens of this country have taken part in. President, Member of Congress, General, Admiral, professional athlete and business leader are some of the titles that Service Academy graduates have earned,” said Turner. “As we congratulate these students, I would also like to take a moment to recognize the parents and family members who have played an integral role in shaping, nurturing and parenting these future leaders.”
Congressman Turner makes service academy recommendations each year, however, last year’s announcement press conference was cancelled due to COVID. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. The Congressman can only nominate applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the Tenth District of Ohio. Receiving a nomination is only the first step in the process of receiving an offer of an appointment to a U.S. military service academy. The six students Rep. Turner announced have all been appointed.