Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Announces 2019 Service Academy Appointments

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Aug 9, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement announcing his 2019 service academy appointments. As a Member of Congress, Congressman Byrne can nominate students from the First Congressional District for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military (West Point), and Merchant Marine Academies.

Byrne said: “I offer my sincere congratulations to these remarkable young men and women. Their eagerness to serve our country is admirable, and they have made Southwest Alabama and our entire country proud. May their experiences at their respective academies shape them for bright futures in the military and beyond. We are all rooting them on.”

The following students received appointments to U.S. Service Academies after becoming eligible for consideration through an official nomination from Congressmen Byrne earlier this year:

Sam Honeycutt, from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, received an official appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Shannon and Walter Honeycutt.

Webb Hutchinson, from Fairhope High School, received an official appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Lori and Scott Hutchinson.

Molly McVay, from Spanish Fort High School, received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Naval Academy. She is the daughter of Angela and Steven McVay.

Conrad Reetz, from Gulf Shores High School, received an official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. He is the son of Kelly and Roger Reetz.

Liam Sasser, from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, received an official appointment to the United States Military Academy. He is the son of Cindy and William Sasser.

Chandler Street, from Upperman High School and Bethel University, received an official appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the son of Ashley Browning and Tim Street.

Eligible applicants must be at least 17 years old, be a citizen of the United States, have good moral character, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and achieve impressive scholastic achievements.

Congressman Byrne is only responsible for nominating students to the service academies. The final decision on appointments rests solely with the academy. You can learn about the nomination process by clicking here.