Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Rep. Turner Announces Greenfield Student Receives Appointment to U.S. Military Academy

May 8, 2009
Press Release
Congressman Michael Turner announced that James D. Washburn of Greenfield, Ohio, received his official appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
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Congressman Michael Turner announced that James D. Washburn of Greenfield, Ohio, received his official appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Washburn is one of a set of triplet boys, all who received their nominations to the United States Military Academy from Congressman Turner. 

Washburn was first nominated in 2008 and subsequently offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) in Fort Monmouth, NJ. USMAPS, also referred to as West Point Prep, prepares candidates for admission to the United States Military Academy.  Washburn’s hard work and dedication during the past year at West Point Prep prepared him for his appointment to the United States Military Academy.

“James’s appointment to the U.S. Military Academy will offer him a world class education and prepare him for a successful future in any career field he desires,” said Congressman Turner, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.  “Attending a military academy offers a solid foundation for future personal success in both the public and private sector.  It also gives students an opportunity to proudly serve our nation. I congratulate James on his appointment and wish him the best as he prepares for West Point.”

“James was a dedicated student-athlete and he worked hard to achieve his goals in high school,” said Dr. Danny Strain, Principal of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. “I know he had a dream to attend West Point and now he will get to achieve this dream.  We are very proud of him.”

Washburn is a 2008 graduate of McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio where he was freshman class secretary and a member of the football and basketball teams. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the Junior Grange, 4-H Club, a Highland County poll-worker and active in his church.  Next month, James reports to West Point to begin his appointment.

Annually, Congressman Turner accepts requests for nominations to all of the United States military service academies including the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.