Senator Isakson Announces Appointees to U.S. Military Academies

Senator Johnny Isakson will be hosting a reception in honor of Georgians who have been appointed to the nation’s different military academies:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today proudly announced that 29 Georgia students whom he had nominated to the United States military academies have now received appointments to the prestigious schools.

“One of my favorite tasks each year is to nominate promising young leaders to our nation’s military academies,”Isakson said. “This was an extremely competitive year and I congratulate these appointees who will make Georgia and America proud.”

The annual nomination of young people to our nation’s military academies is the responsibility of each Member of Congress. Those nominees who are accepted into the academies are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.

Isakson plans to host a reception for the students and their families this Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Atlanta.  The reception will be held at the Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Ga., 30339.

The Isakson nominees who have been accepted by the Academies (listed with their hometowns) are:

U.S. Air Force Academy

James Curlee – Douglasville

Joseph Elliot – Roswell

David Garrison – Cumming

Timothy Hill – Smyrna

John Jackson – Decatur

John Brian Johnstone – Marietta

Dallis Joiner – Atlanta

Haley Jones – Cumming

Maxwell Krasnov – Kennesaw

Henry Leeuwenburg – Gainesville

Christopher McNerney – Mineral Bluff

Reade Midyette – Atlanta

Timothy Thornburg – Peachtree City

U.S. Military Academy

Lance Barrow – Powder Springs

Lauren Scales – Braselton

Cole Torres – Dublin

Brandon Walker – Statesboro

Taylor Wilby – Atlanta

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Ryan Krisher – Peachtree City

Samuel O’Donnell – Canton

Cameron Stadele – Milton

Leena Yi – McDonough

U.S. Naval Academy

Frances DePree – Atlanta

Eileen Dilks – Lawrenceville

Emily Hornberger – Marietta

Andrea Howard – Norcross

Sarah Hutchinson – Marietta

Robert Marshall – Watkinsville

John Morrow – Duluth

Congratulations to all of the appointees.  We are proud of our nation’s future military leaders.


  1. saltycracker says:

    Thought @ Senator & Representative got 5 per academy = [email protected]
    Multiyear ? Recognition of others ?

    The story should be about all the 2011 fine individuals who EARNED their appointment by outstanding achievement and were awarded a letter from their local senator/representative. Hopefully Sen. Isakson choose well and met his allotment from an exceptional number of applicants. The applicant’s essays might be good for some positive stories.

    Congratulations to all of them……A proud moment for their families and Georgia.

  2. Tiberius says:

    It was a proud moment when my brother got his Congressional appointment to go to West Point. The appointment was from Rep. Pat Swindall. I often joke it was the last legal thing Swindall did!!

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