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Guthrie on First 2021 Service Academy Appointment

Washington, February 18, 2021 | S.K. Bowen (202-225-3501)

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) notified Clayton Lewis of his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). Lewis is the first student to receive a service academy appointment in 2021, who was nominated through Guthrie’s congressional office.

“One of my greatest honors as a member of Congress and a West Point graduate is breaking the news to students about their appointments to service academies,” said Guthrie. “Yesterday I had the opportunity to call and tell Clayton he received an appointment to West Point. Clayton is the first student in 2021 to receive an appointment to a service academy, who received a nomination through my office. I look forward to announcing additional appointments for exceptional students from the Second District as I receive notifications from the service academies.”

Each year students in the Second District are nominated for service academies through the Office of Congressman Brett Guthrie. To apply for a nomination to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine academies through Guthrie’s office, students have to complete a nomination packet and submit it by the required deadline. Students must also separately apply to the service academies of their choice. Students, who are nominated by Guthrie with the guidance of his Second District Academy Board, are then eligible for consideration by the service academies for an appointment. A nomination does not guarantee an appointment and appointments are announced on a rolling basis.