U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, a former Marine and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, has announced the names of three Columbia County high school and college students he has recommended for appointment to U.S. military academies.
Students who received Broun's congressional nominations this year are:
- Frederick Bisch, Greenbrier High School;
- Justin Boquist, Evans High School; and,
- Paul Maile, Marion Military Institute and Lakeside High School.
Broun made his selections after consultation with members of Broun's Service Academy Board, which consists of prominent active duty and retired military personnel who represent various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and who live throughout the 10th District.
"Attending one of the nation's military academies is a tremendous achievement," said Broun.
"The young men and women who are selected to attend school at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, or the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, exemplify the best attributes of scholarship, patriotism and civic service.
"Each of my nominees has earned the right to be considered for admission.I encourage each service academy to give these students the highest consideration."
Members of Broun's Service Academy Board include Air Force Maj. Gen. William Rajczak, of Evans, United States' Joint Forces Command deputy director, Joint Capabilities and Joint Doctrine; Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley, commanding general of Fort Gordon and of the U.S. Signal Center; and retired Navy Capt. Carter Morris, of Evans.
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