U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has nominated candidates for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The nominees were selected by Lugar’s Academy Merit Selection Committees, which he has used for the nominating process each year that he has been a senator. The nonpartisan boards meet each November and December in Indianapolis to review applicants. This year, Lugar hosted the 4th Academy Dick Lugar Academy Day for high school students interested in learning more about military service.

The nominees now await admission to their respective academies for the Class of 2010, entering in July 2006.

“It is exciting to nominate these outstanding young Hoosiers to our nation’s service academies,” said Lugar, who volunteered for the Navy after completing his Rhodes Scholarship studies at Oxford University in England. Lugar served from 1957-60 as an intelligence briefer for Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke. “I also am grateful to the selection committees for their service.”

Bradley K. Albachten, R. Nelson Snider H.S.-United States Naval Academy; Joel Bertles, Blackhawk Christian H.S.-United States Naval Academy; Nicholas W. Bowers, Leo Jr.-Sr. H.S.-United States Merchant Marine Academy; David K. Niblick, Concordia Lutheran H.S.-United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy; Brooke A. Picillo, Bishop Dwenger H.S.-United States Merchant Marine Academy; David P. Reifenberg, The Kiski School-United States Naval Academy; Keaton J. Thomas, Concordia Lutheran H.S.-United States Air Force Academy.

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