Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) has announced the appointment of three San Fernando Valley high school student applicants to attend US Military Service academies this fall.
Kalen Alejandro of Sylmar and Kyle Alfred Wynn of Mission Hills were both accepted at the Army’s military academy West Point, and Gabriel James Garcia of North Hollywood was accepted to the US Naval Academy.
Each year, the Congressman and a committee select student applicants from his district to receive Congressional nominations to attend West Point, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.
To be considered to attend a military academy, a student must get a formal nomination from their member of Congress, Senator or the Vice President. Students must apply directly to the Military Service Academy and elected officials of their choice to be considered.
A nomination does not guarantee an offer of appointment.
“Every year, I am honored to nominate Valley students from our district to our nation’s outstanding service academies,” Cárdenas said. “I congratulate these young leaders on their appointments and thank them for their dedication to serving our country. I wish them all the best of luck as they begin this new chapter of their lives.”