Massena, Gouverneur students among congressman Owens' nominees to U.S. military service academies
Two students from Massena and one from Russell are among North Country congressman Bill Owens’ 2014 nominees to attend the U.S. military service academies.
Hunter Tuttle of Russell is nominated to attend the Army's U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.Connor Paquin of Massena has been named to go to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.
Jeremiah Reagan of Massena is nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
To earn the nomination of a member of Congress, students applying to service academies must submit a detailed application and meet eligibility requirements set through statute and regulations issued by each academy. Students can apply for a congressional nomination to study at the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Military Academy.
“These young men and women reflect the upstanding character and strong work ethic of New Yorkers,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I am excited for the opportunities that await those selected to attend a service academy and earn commissions as military officers. I wish all of these students success and thank them for their commitment to serve and defend our nation.”
Representative Owens, a Plattsburgh Democrat who is also a retired Air Force captain, announced his nominations Wednesday. He represents the state’s 21st Congressional District, which stretches from north of Albany up to the border with Canada and west to Lake Ontario, including all of St. Lawrence County.