SAN DIMAS — Congressman David Dreier Wednesday announced his nominees for the U.S. Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine academies.
“This is an outstanding group of young people,” Dreier, R-San Dimas, said in a written statement. “They would all provide exemplary service as military officers and make our country, state, and communities proud.”
Dreier’s nominees for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado are: Adrian Castillo of San Dimas; Paul Dean of La Crescenta; Kelly Dualan of San Dimas; Alex Wei Lee of Arcadia; Evan Luckey of La Crescenta; Gregory Mak of Arcadia; Alexander Pumerantz of Claremont; Melanie Sanchez of Alta Loma; Jaron Swinburn of Rancho Cucamonga; and Ian Taylor of La Crescenta.
Nominees for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, are: Andrew Borer of Alta Loma, David Choe of La Caada Flintridge; One Sik “Michael” Choi of La Canada Flintridge; Floyd Sie-Obadiah Clark II of Rancho Cucamonga; Desirae Grumbine of Alta Loma; Koa LaBonta of Rancho Cucamonga; Steven Liu of San Marino; Joanne Oh of Walnut; Austin Serrano of Rancho Cucamonga; and Bryan Wolak of San Dimas.
Dreier’s nominees for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland are: Steven Backofen of Upland; James Baluyut of Rancho Cucamonga; Adrian Castillo of San Dimas; Patrick Chen of Arcadia; Ryker Convento of Rancho Cucamonga; John Diskin of Upland; Amy Epperson of Upland; Robert Grizzle of Glendora; Austin Grow of Alta Loma, Desirae Grumbine of Alta Loma; Albert Jagels of San Marino; Phillip Juarez of Arcadia; Alexis Kelm of Rancho Cucamonga; Alex Wei Lee of Arcadia; Taylor Mooers of Covina; Kevin O’Toole of a Caada Flintridge; Alexander Pumerantz of Claremont; Alisha Sako of Rancho Cucamonga; Austin Serrano of Rancho Cucamonga; and Casey Thompson of Arcadia.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, nominees are: Steven Backofen of Upland; John Diskin of Upland; Albert Jagels of San Marino; Kenneth Moore of Arcadia; Brandon Muoz of San Dimas; Samy Oubeid of Upland; Alisha Sako of Rancho Cucamonga; Alexandra Santrach of Rancho Cucamonga; and Austin Serrano of Rancho Cucamonga.
“The nominees will compete with other applicants from around the nation for the available positions in the classes that will enter in July of 2012,” according to the statement from Dreier’s office.