Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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Maloney Announces 2016 Service Academy Appointments

Jun 13, 2016
Press Release
12 Students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to a U.S. Service Academy or Prep School

Newburgh, NY At a reception hosted by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Rep. Maloney announced that 12 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of our nation’s four service academies. Rep. Maloney has the ability to nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. To assist with the nomination process, Rep. Maloney established an esteemed committee of military and civic leaders from the Hudson Valley that interviewed potential nominees, reviewed their applications and made recommendations. The Academies make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission.

“I am enormously proud of these young people from the Hudson Valley, and their offers of appointment to our nation’s service academies,” said Maloney, a member of the West Point Board of Visitors and the son of a navy veteran. “These courageous young men and women have chosen to serve our country – their dedication is inspiring - and I look forward to following their careers as they step into key leadership positions in our Armed services. Representing the staff and cadets of the United States Military Academy in Congress is a distinct honor and privilege, and I enjoy having the opportunity to participate in the nomination process.”  

The following students were nominated by Rep. Maloney and accepted an offer of appointment to one of the following academies: 

United States Military Academy at West Point

Daniel Neuburger from Katonah, NY

James Johnson from Monroe, NY

Michael Merritt from Wappingers Falls, NY

Andrew Neidnig from Port Jervis, NY


United States Naval Academy at Annapolis

Allison Gonzales from Monroe, NY

Jordan Giordano from Newburgh, NY

Donovan Murphy from Montgomery, NY (United States Naval Academy Prep School)


United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs

Ulysses Bach from Tuxedo, NY

Michael Andrews from Beacon, NY

Leonard Bowen from Middletown, NY (United States Air Force Academy Prep School)


United States Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point

Matthew Beisswenger from Fishkill, NY

David Germain from Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY