Local men nominated to service academies
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.”