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Sen. Carper Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Students chosen as top candidates in Delaware

Feb 02 2016

WILMINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced the names of his service academy nominees for the Class of 2020, bringing these Delawareans one step closer to joining the ranks of America’s military officers. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation’s leading service academies. 

“Our service academies are tasked with developing tomorrow’s leaders,” said Sen. Carper. “These students have shown the potential to contribute significantly to our nation’s future successes. The integrity, intelligence and dedication demonstrated by this group of nominees is outstanding and I am proud to say they are among Delaware’s finest.”

Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs:

  • Ian Chinnery, Wilmington
  • Iosif Drane, Dover
  • Piper Freed, Middletown
  • Michael Hanling, Newark
  • John Lazear, Newark
  • Kendall Lewis, Magnolia
  • Gerrel March, Wilmington
  • Michael McLaughlin, Wilmington
  • Sean Roberts, Hockessin
  • Brian Schwartzkopf, Hockessin
  • Noah Snyder, Camden
  • Seung Son, Frankford
  • Andrew Stant, Camden
  • Adam Udovich, Hockessin
  • John Walker, Wilmington
  • Ryan Weber, Newark
  • Lance White, Lewes

Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis:

  • Andrea Brzoska, Rehoboth Beach
  • Colin Freeh, Wilmington
  • Michael Hanling, Newark
  • Justin Koo, Newark
  • Sarah Koon, Lewes
  • Griffin Ott, Dover
  • Nicholas Reyes, Dover
  • Alexander Rosenthal, Laurel
  • Claire Schmittinger, Middletown

Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Military Academy in West Point:

  • Darien Cooper, Middletown
  • Murphy Dichiaro, Newark
  • Gary Gray, Magnolia
  • Michael Hanling, Newark
  • Alex Hantman, Bear
  • Josephine Marsh, Middletown
  • Channah Mills, Wyoming
  • Kevin Murray, Wilmington
  • Aidan O’Sullivan, Wilmington
  • Seung Son, Frankford

Senator Carper’s nominations to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point:

  • Ian Chinnery, Wilmington
  • Tobias Ferl, Milton
  • Brady Mattson, Wilmington
  • Matt McCurnin, Newark
  • Seamus Mooney, Newark
  • Kyle Orton, Lewes
  • Aidan O’Sullivan, Wilmington
  • Sean Roberts, Hockessin
  • Noah Snyder, Camden
  • James Trentham, Middletown

For those students interested in applying to a service academy, Sen. Carper will host a free information session for students, parents and educators on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. Representatives from service academies, as well as the Congressional Delegation Offices and the U.S. Air Force will be on hand to provide information about applying and answer questions.