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Katko Announces 2017 NY-24 Military Academy Appointments

SYRACUSE, NY  – U.S. Rep. John Katko announced that 11 young men and women from across the 24th Congressional District have received offers of appointment to the United States Service Academies.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of eleven bright young men and women from across all four counties of the 24th Congressional District to our nation’s esteemed military academies,” said Katko. “These dedicated young students have demonstrated their scholarship, service, leadership abilities, and determination to serve our great nation.  I was honored to nominate these students and wish them the very best as they begin their studies and service to our country.”

Among the students who received offers of appointment is Trey LaRock of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton, United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Each year, Rep. Katko may nominate a limited number of students to each U.S. Service Academy.

Representative Katko’s Academy Nomination Board conducted interviews with applicants following review of their applications.

After receiving a nomination, each student must still earn admission into the service academy for which he or she was nominated to be considered for an appointment.

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for at least five years upon graduation.