United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has selected her nominations to the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies.
Matthew Whitcomb, Massena, was nominated to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined solely by the service academies.
“Our Service Academies are distinguished by a devotion to honor, courage and commitment,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I am honored to nominate these young, talented New Yorkers who exemplify these core values. It is my hope that the accomplished nominees have the chance to live their dreams and serve in our country’s armed forces with distinction.”