Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today nominated Andrew Meyers of Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School to the Air Force and Military Academies. Andrew participates in football, soccer, basketball and many other extra-curricular activities and currently a senior at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School. He is the son of Laura and Joel Meyers.
"Every school year, I look forward to nominating outstanding students such as Andrew, who wish to serve in and help lead our nation's armed forces. He has excelled academically and has served as a role model for younger students. It is always refreshing to see the values of commitment and patriotism are still alive in today's young leaders," said Boswell, a 20-year veteran retired as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.
As a Member of Congress, Boswell nominates individuals from the Third Congressional District to the United States Service Academies. Receiving a congressional nomination is required in order to be considered for admission to one of our nation's prestigious military academies. Academy applicants are then judged on the basis of character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, and motivation. The academies will announce their candidate selections in the spring of 2012.