Daines Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations for Montana Students

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: 

Missoula County:

Kamrin Rosling, Missoula: USMA 

Finnian Westenfelder, Missoula: USAFA

Madison Edwards, Missoula: USAFA 

Julia Riekena, Missoula: USMA

Gallatin County:

Aiden Reinhardt, Bozeman: USAFAUSMA

Logan Wilkes, Bozeman: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA

Stillwater County:

Nathan Palmer, Columbus: USNA

Teton County:

Berit Bedord, Power: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA 

Ravalli County:

Sophia Doyle, Hamilton: USMA

Gabriel Bennett, Florence: USMA, USNA, USAFA 

Flathead County:

Tyler Dunnagen, Whitefish: USNA, USAFA

Lincoln Jones, Kalispell: USNA, USAFA

Silver Bow County:

William Cunneen, Butte: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA

Yellowstone County:

Charles Morledge-Hampton, Billings: USNA

Carbon County:

Shane Vomund, Red Lodge: USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA