Cherokee High School NJROTC Students Receive U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations

Cherokee High School NJROTC Students Receive U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations

2 January 2013

The Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) of the Naval Junior ROTC Program at Cherokee High School has nominated two Cherokee seniors to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).

Senior Tyler Reed has received nominations from both Congressman Runyan and the SNSI to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).

Senior Jerry Liu has received nominations from both Congressman Runyan and the SNSI to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).

In addition, 2012 Cherokee graduate Michael Strzelczyk has received a Congressional nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Michael is currently a freshman at Rutgers University and a member of the Air Force ROTC program.

To be admitted to any of the U.S. service academies, applicants must first receive a nomination from their member of Congress, or if a member of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit; a nomination from the Senior Naval Science Instructor. Receiving a nomination places the candidate into a very competitive pool of nominees from across the country. The Naval Academy make offers of admission to nominees from this pool. Candidates who receive an appointment are guaranteed offers of admission as long as they meet the minimum standards of the academies.

Candidates are selected based on a review of the students’ academic records, community involvement and physical aptitude.

“As the Senior Naval Science Instructor, I have the honor of nominating a maximum of three JROTC cadets each year” said Major Rory Meehan USMC (Ret).