Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Congressman Gibbs Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominees

January 15, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) has announced the nomination of eleven students to the United States Service Academies.

In order to be considered for acceptance into a U.S. service academy, students must be nominated by the Member of Congress who represents their district.  Gibbs released the following statement, including this year’s nominations to our nation’s service academies:

“It is my honor and privilege to nominate the following students for entry into the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Gibbs. “I wish them all the best as they continue the application process, and I thank them all for their desire to serve our country.”

The class of 2017 nominees are as follows:

Seth Brock, Nashport, Ohio – Air Force Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy

Isaac Hammonds, Dover Ohio - Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy

Cole Johnston, Nashport, Ohio – Naval Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy

Derald Madson III, Zanesville Ohio – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy

Jeffrey McKnight, Zanesville, Ohio – Air Force Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Naval Academy

Michaela Ricciardi, New Philadelphia, Ohio – Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy

Calvin Shoop, Centerburg, Ohio – Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy at West Point

Timothy Silver, Carrollton, Ohio – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy

Ethan Slaboden, Zanesville, Ohio – Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy

Logan Smith, Fredericktown, Ohio – Military Academy at West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy

Michael Wegner, Zanesville, Ohio – Military Academy at West Point