Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Honors Ten 3rd District Students Nominated by His Office for Air Force, Army, Navy and Merchant Marine Service Academies

May 3, 2018
Press Release

Davis, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City, CA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, honored the achievements of ten students throughout the Third Congressional District who secured a nomination to a service academy. The candidates were selected by an independent panel of distinguished veterans and educators after an exhaustive interview and application process. The ceremony was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Theater in Davis.

“These ten incredible students have decided to make a career out of service to their nation, and I couldn’t be prouder of them for that decision,” said Congressman Garamendi. “One of the special honors of serving in the House of Representatives is the privilege of nominating fine young people to attend our service academies and help them achieve their goals. I congratulate Jacob Casale, Jeremy Good, Maxwell Sackett, Isaac Thompson, Matthew Palmer, Lauren Aquino, Jessica Jacobs, Brooke Martin, Timothy Jackson and Stefan Koss for their achievements.”

Every year, the Congressman has the honor of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to service in the military for at least five years upon graduation. The chosen academies of the nominees are below, and a group photo of Congressman Garamendi with those who were able to attend is available here.

United States Military Academy (West Point):

Jacob Casale, Elverta
Jeremy Good, Fairfield
Maxwell Sackett, Walnut Grove

United States Naval Academy (Annapolis):

Isaac Thompson, Dixon

United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point):

Matthew Palmer

United States Air Force Academy (Colorado):

Lauren Aquino, Davis
Jessica Jacobs, Vacaville
Brooke Martin, Vacaville
Timothy Jackson, Vacaville
Stefan Koss, Fairfield