Schiff Announces 2015 Local Nominations to U.S. Service Academies


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has nominated three local students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2019.  Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment.

“Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated excellence in academics,” said Rep. Schiff.  “These students are deeply committed to serving our country, and I am extremely proud to have nominated these young men and women for our U.S. Service Academies. I’m confident these students will be among the future leaders of our country.”

Below is a list of the local students Rep. Schiff has nominated:

·         John Howe (Burbank resident, John Burroughs High School) – Air Force Academy

·         Michael Ospina (Burbank resident, John Burroughs High School) – Naval Academy

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·         Thomas Wilson (Burbank resident, John Burroughs High School) – Naval Academy

The four academies requiring a Congressional nomination are the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, and the Naval Academy.  The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a Congressional nomination. All five academies offer young men and women a free college education at a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces.

Students interested in applying to a Service Academy for the Class of 2020, should call Congressman Schiff’s District Office at 818-450-2900 or 323-315-5555,  or visit to obtain an application form.  The application deadline for next year’s class is November 20, 2015.