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Congressman Chris Collins Hosts Seven Appointed Candidates at Annual NY-27 Service Academy Luncheon

Jun 3, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after hosting his office’s annual Service Academy Luncheon with the seven appointed candidates from New York’s 27th Congressional District and their families. Hosted each year, the Service Academy Luncheon is an opportunity for Congressman Collins to congratulate the appointed candidates and offer his sincere appreciation to those who helped make the Service Academy cycle a success.

“The seven appointed candidates here today fully understand the obligation and tremendous honor that comes with attending a Service Academy,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “The strong qualities of leadership, integrity, and patriotism these young men and women embody will serve them well throughout their military service. It is a tremendous privilege to represent these candidates and the Western New York military community in Congress. I want to thank the eight members of my Service Academy Review Board for offering their time and guidance throughout this process to ensure the principles of our servicemen and women will be represented in the Class of 2021.”

“Given my 12 years of military experience and multiple deployments to Iraq, I understand the importance of a good leader,” said Brock Cummins, U.S. Army veteran & member of Congressman Collins’ Service Academy Review Board. “I know the type of officer that is needed to win on and off the battlefield. I appreciate the time and effort the Congressmen put into selecting our future military officers. All of the board members have different backgrounds and approach the selecting process from a different angle. For me it's easy. I'm not going to recommend somebody to attend a military academy and become a future officer if I can not see him or her leading my son or daughter into combat! It is a privilege to sit on the academy review board on behalf of our local elected official.”

NY-27 Appointed Candidates for the Class of 2021

United States Military Academy at West Point

Olivia Gervan—Lancaster High School

Anna Orlando—Canterbury School, Graduate of Lancaster High School

Joshua Hunter—Orchard Park High School

Thomas Alvermann—McQuaid Jesuit High School

Brendan Ryan—United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Graduate of Hamburg High School

United States Naval Academy

Jessica Mogavero—Clarence High School

United States Air Force Academy

Campbell Andersen—Batavia High School

Pictures from this year’s Service Academy Luncheon can be viewed on Congressman Collins’ office Flickr album: