U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Sunday held a reception to congratulate 35 high school seniors from across Georgia who were accepted into the U.S. military service academies, including Jerry Cable of Rome who’s attend the U.S. Military Academy. Isakson nominated 27 of the 35 students appointed to the U.S. military service academies. Eight of the 35 students were accepted to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Preparatory School and the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, which do not require a Congressional nomination.“The decision to pursue a nomination to one of our nation’s prestigious military academies is an exciting and challenging opportunity,” said Isakson. “I applaud each of the students who sought a nomination, and I wish the very best of luck and offer my thanks to those who will attend these academies and serve our nation in the years ahead.” Members of Congress are tasked with nominating students to attend our nation’s military academies annually. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, room and board, medical and dental care.
Cable also saluted on his ‘retirement’ from the Rome Young Marines: A sergeant with the organization, Jerry Cable was honored by the Rome unit with a celebration as shown in this 34-picture gallery from the group (Facebook)
Media release: Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) held a send-off dinner Monday to honor the students from the 14th Congressional District who were appointed this year to attend a U.S. military academy. The dinner was held at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center in Calhoun. “I’m proud to nominate these highly-qualified young people to represent the 14th Congressional District of Georgia at our nation’s military academies,” said Rep. Graves. “Each of these students demonstrated through an extremely rigorous process that they have the leadership skills, integrity and drive to earn success in our nation’s academies. Congratulations to each of them on their appointment to the Class of 2022.” The students, their home county and the academy to which they were appointed are as follows:
- Timber Anderson; Gordon County; U.S. Military Academy (West Point); not pictured.
- Anthony Neil; Paulding County; U.S. Air Force Academy; not pictured.
- Bradley Bitting; Paulding County; U.S. Air Force Academy
- Jerry Cable; Floyd County; U.S. Military Academy (West Point
- Ashley Buzzelli; Paulding County; U.S. Air Force Academy
- Catherine Farist; Gordon County; U.S. Naval Academy
- John Volk; Paulding County; U.S. Air Force Academy