Lo­cal men nom­i­nated to ser­vice acad­e­mies

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Sarato­gian staff

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Frank Con­nard of Saratoga Springs and John Dou­glas of Ball­ston Spa have been nom­i­nated to the U.S. Mer­chant Ma­rine and U.S. Mil­i­tary acad­e­mies, re­spec­tively.

Their se­lec­tions were made by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gil­li­brand, D-NY, a mem­ber of the Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee.

A com­mit­tee formed by Gil­li­brand chose the nom­i­nees from a large group of qual­i­fied ap­pli­cants based on aca­demic record, lead­er­ship po­ten­tial, and over­all achieve­ment. Fi­nal ac­cep­tance is de­ter­mined solely by the ser­vice acad­e­mies.

“I am hon­ored to nom­i­nate such ded­i­cated and tal­ented stu­dents from the Cap­i­tal Re­gion to our na­tion’s ser­vice acad­e­mies,” Gil­li­brand said in a state­ment. “They have demon­strated ex­em­plary lead­er­ship abil­i­ties and an out­stand­ing aca­demic record, as well as a pas­sion to serve our na­tion.

“Our ser­vice acad­e­mies cul­ti­vate top-tier of­fi­cers who bravely pro­tect our na­tion, and I look for­ward to these nom­i­nees’ suc­cesses as they fur­ther their ed­u­ca­tion and con­tinue their com­mit­ment to our coun­try in the armed forces.”

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