U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced his nominations for 14 Montana students who are applying for enrollment into U.S. service academies.
A congressional nomination is a critical step in the process for Montanans seeking admission to one of four of the nation’s service academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.
“As a United States Senator, it is one of my greatest honors to nominate young men and women from Montana to attend one of our nation’s military academies,” Daines said. “I’m confident that this group of outstanding students will be successful at our service academies, and I commend them for their commitment to serving our nation and upholding Montana’s strong legacy of service.”
Students interested in applying to a U.S. service academy submitted an extensive application that documents their academic, civic and athletic abilities, as well as their commitment to military service. An academy selection board assembled by Daines reviewed the applications and conducted interviews of the applicants.
The following is a complete list of Daines’ 2018 service academy nominations by county:
Kamrin Rosling, Missoula: USMA
Finnian Westenfelder, Missoula: USAFA
Madison Edwards, Missoula: USAFA
Julia Riekena, Missoula: USMA
Aiden Reinhardt, Bozeman: USAFA, USMA
Logan Wilkes, Bozeman: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA
Nathan Palmer, Columbus: USNA
Berit Bedord, Power: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA
Sophia Doyle, Hamilton: USMA
Gabriel Bennett, Florence: USMA, USNA, USAFA
Tyler Dunnagen, Whitefish: USNA, USAFA
Lincoln Jones, Kalispell: USNA, USAFA
Silver Bow County:
William Cunneen, Butte: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA
Charles Morledge-Hampton, Billings: USNA
Shane Vomund, Red Lodge: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA