Congressman Austin Scott

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Congressman Scott Announces U.S. Service Academy Appointees from Georgia's 8th Congressional District

June 18, 2013
Press Release

Tifton, GA – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced students from the Eighth Congressional District of Georgia have received appointments to the United States Service Academies. Eight students nominated by Scott last year have been selected to attend the country’s leading service academies, including the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Military Academy at West Point.

“These young students represent our state’s best,” said Scott. “It’s truly inspiring to see the leadership of so many young and talented Georgians who desire to serve our nation by joining the armed forces. This dedicated group will surely lead our country to a bright future.”

The students were interviewed for Congressional Nominations into the Class of 2017 by Congressman Scott and the Military Academy Board, made up of graduates from each of the service academies in addition to Middle Georgia community leaders. Nominees were selected based on the following criteria: academics, leadership and extracurricular, physical fitness, motivation and interview appearance.

For more information and specific guidelines on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Scott’s website here. For interested students, an application for congressional nomination can be found on the website, and all applications must be submitted by October 25, 2013.

Upcoming juniors and seniors in Georgia’s 8th District interested in attending one of the country’s Military Academies are encouraged to attend this year’s Service Academy Day on September 14, 2013 at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, where representatives from all the academies will be present to talk with interested students and parents.

A complete list of Service Academy appointees are below:

 

Air Force Academy:

Brandon Chitwood of Tifton, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Michael and Sharmila Chitwood. Brandon is a 2012 graduate of Tifton County High School, and attended the Air Force Prep School last year.

Gregory “GJ” Howland of Forsyth, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Linda and Gregory Howland Sr. GJ is a 2012 graduate of Mary Persons High School, and attended the Air Force Prep School last year..

Bradley Mokris of Warner Robins, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Dan and Sheri Mokris. Bradley is a 2012 graduate of Warner Robins High School.

Grace Tinkey of Macon, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2017. Grace will also participate in track and cross country at the Academy. She is the daughter of David and Stephanie Tinkey. Grace is a 2013 graduate of First Presbyterian Day School.

 

Air Force Prep School:

Austin Chitwood of Tifton, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Air Force Prep School. He is the son of Michael and Sharmila Chitwood. Austin is a 2013 graduate of Tifton County High School.

 

West Point:

Joseph “Scott” McCormick of Macon, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Military Academy at West Point as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Kent and Shannon McCormick. Scott is a 2013 graduate of First Presbyterian Day School.

 

Naval Academy:

Brian Daughtry of Bonaire, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Naval Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Robert and Valerie Daughtry. Brian is a 2012 graduate of Veterans High School, and attended the Naval Prep School last year.

Dylan Globerman of Moultrie, GA, received a Congressional Nomination and has been appointed to the Naval Academy as a member of the class of 2017. He is the son of Catherine Wentworth and Mark Globerman. Dylan is a 2013 graduate of Colquitt County High School.

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