LATHAM NOMINATION: Student Recieves US Service Academy Offer | People
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham recently announced that an Indianola student has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Brandon Aldred, a senior at Indianola High School, was sent an offer of appointment to attend the Academy as a member of the Class of 2017.
Congressman Latham nominated Aldred to the U.S. service academies after his office worked with Aldred on the application process. Latham phoned Aldred Monday in regards to the offer of appointment to the Naval Academy.
“I was deeply proud to recommend Brandon for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, and I am excited for the opportunities that await him,” Congressman Latham said. “Brandon’s dedication to his studies, his school, and the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps has prepared him well for the Naval Academy’s rigorous standards and enriching challenges. I offer him my congratulations and wish him the best of success.”
To gain acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, applicants must receive a nomination from an authorized person such as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate.
Applicants must be between 17 and 22 years old, single with no children, and a United States citizen. Appointments to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.
Like all U.S. service academies, Aldred will receive a full four-year scholarship and a career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. armed services upon graduation.