Roby Announces 2014 Military Academy Appointments

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced her 2014 military academy appointments.

As a Member of Congress, Rep. Roby may nominate eligible students for consideration for appointment to the prestigious United States Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine Academies.

“One of the highlights of my job is being able to nominate young men and women for an appointment to our nation’s military academies,” Rep. Roby said. “I have the utmost respect for any individual who signs up to serve their country in the armed forces. These students have shown academic, leadership and character qualities that make them excellent candidates for a military academy. I know I join their families, teachers and friends in congratulating these students on such a momentous accomplishment. I wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives.”

The following students were accepted for appointments to U.S. Military Academies after becoming eligible for consideration through an official nomination from Rep. Roby earlier this year:

Joshua Aaron Alseben. A Dothan native, Joshua is the son of Stephen and Vivian Alsleben. He is currently enrolled at Houston Academy in Dothan. Alsleben received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Timothy Aaron Brown. A Midland City native, Timothy is the son of Dr. Bryan and Donna Brown. He is currently attending Providence Christian School in Dothan. Brown received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Joseph Elwood Flemming. A Prattville native, Joseph is the son of Robert and Dawn Flemming. He is currently attending school at Prattville Christian Academy. Flemming received an official appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

Nicholas James Godeke. An Ozark native, Nicholas is the son of Robert and Virginia Godeke. He is a student at Carroll High School in Ozark. Godeke received an official appointment from the United States Military Academy (West Point).

Robert Preston Kennedy. A Montgomery native, Robert is the son of Robert and Claire Kennedy. He is currently attending Ezekiel Academy in Montgomery. Kennedy received an official appointment to the United States Military Academy (West Point).
Thomas Edward Lambert. Also a Montgomery resident, Thomas is the son of Stephen and Laura Lambert. He is a student at Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) in Montgomery. Lambert received an official appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Kenneth Wayne Levens. Another Prattville native, Kenneth is the son of Cathy Levens and the late Kenneth Levens. He is a student at Prattville High School. Levens received an official appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

Richard E. McCant. Another Montgomery native, Richard is the son of Kazumi McCant. He is also a student at Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP). McCant received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Ryan Christopher Seamands. An Enterprise resident, Ryan is the son of Tammy and Greg Seamands. He is currently a student at Enterprise High School. Seamands received an official appointment to the United States Military Academy (West Point).

Zachary John Willis. Also a Prattville native, Zachary the son of Jeff and Rachel Jones. He is currently also in school at Prattville Christian Academy. Willis received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Once nominated, accepted candidates receive offers directly from the Academy. Students attending a service academy make a commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Nominations for appointments to military academies are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are considered and compared with other applicants.

Rep. Roby’s nominations are based off a review and interview with an independent panel of former service academy graduates from throughout Alabama’s Second Congressional District.

More information about Rep. Roby’s military academy nomination process is available online at http://roby.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.


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