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Published November 03 2012

Hoeven nominates 10 to military academies

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Friday that he has nominated 10 students for appointment to the nation’s military academies.

Hoeven awarded nominations to:

• Christine Baltezore, of West Fargo, and Kyson Smith, of Minot, for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

• Richard Brooks, of Pembina, for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

• Zachary Becker, Dillon Bommersbach and Tyler Young, all of Grand Forks, for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

• Brian Anderson, of Harvey; Taylor Chavez, of Minot; and Shane DuBord and Joshua Zetocha, of Fargo, for the U.S. Naval Academy.

As part of the application process, service academies require students to be nominated by a member of Congress or the vice president. Final appointments are determined by each academy.

Students appointed to the academies receive a scholarship as well as a military appointment. After graduation, students must serve in the military for at least five years.

Individuals interested in applying for a military academy nomination for academic year 2014-15 should submit an application by September 2013.