Gottheimer Hosts Ceremony to Congratulate 2018 Fifth District Service Academy Nominees for Their Dedication to Serving Their Country

Apr 30, 2018

Students Nominated for Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy

Above: Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) congratulates the 2018 Fifth District Service Academy Nominees and their families.

Yesterday, April 29, 2018, at his Glen Rock District Office, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted the 2018 Fifth District Service Academy Nominees and their families for a ceremony to celebrate their hard work, tenacity, and dedication to serving their country.

As the Representative for New Jersey’s Fifth District, Gottheimer, with the help of the Fifth District Candidate Selection Committee, has the honor and responsibility of nominating deserving college-age constituents for appointment to four U.S. service academies: the Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the military or merchant marine for at least five years.

“There is nothing more important than having the backs of those who serve our country, and supporting those pursuing a career of steadfastly defending our American ideals, at home and abroad,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “This year’s Service Academy Nominees are bound by a shared sense of duty – to their families, their communities, and their country. They put the needs of others ahead of their own, which is what Jersey Values are all about. I couldn’t be more proud to nominate this deserving group of young leaders to the U.S. service academies, and I look forward to being their partner and their resource as they work to move our country forward.”

“Josh has been working with the veterans since day one. Right after he got voted in he came to our American Legion in Newton and asked us, ‘what can I do?’ And he’s very strongly oriented towards veterans, and we’re very proud to work with him. Recently he just helped us get a psychiatrist for our clinic in Newton, and we wouldn’t have done that without him,” said Tony Gallopo, Past Vice Commander of the American Legion-Department of New Jersey and a member of the Candidate Selection Committee and the Warren/Sussex Veterans Coalition.

Congressman Gottheimer’s photos with the 2018 Fifth District Service Academy Nominees are available HERE.

Video of the ceremony can be found HERE.

Full list of the 2018 Fifth District Service Academy Nominees:
Luke Brouwer, Park Ridge
Shawn Burke, Hackettstown
Alexa Butera, Ho-Ho-Kus
Jason Chun, Ridgewood
Joseph Cioffari, Midland Park
Megan Devir, Ridgewood
Taylor, Eccles, Belvidere
Caroline Elliott, Ridgewood
Sean Gaffney, Mahwah
Thomas Germano, Wantage
Michael Hofmarksrichter, Wyckoff
Benjamin Jordan, Ridgewood
Patrick Larkin, Mahwah
William Lee, River Edge
Evan Lee, Wyckoff
Gerald Madden, River Vale
Aaron Maymin, Norwood
Durkin McCarthy, Ho-Ho-Kus
David McQuillan, Glenwood
Mia Mitchell, Upper Saddle River
Luke Monaco, Ramsey
Matthew Novakowski, Hillsdale
Robert Osborn, Wantage
Kyle Patel, Glen Rock
X’avier Pesqueira, Columbia
Christopher Rovito, Mahwah
Mark Salzman, Ridgewood
Isha Slavin, Glen Rock
Justin Song, Demarest
Shane Sosinsky, Upper Saddle River
Ross Tordik, Belvidere
Eric Tymoshenko, Glen Rock
Samuel Wolthoff, Highland Lakes
Jean Walter, Glen Rock

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