WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that two Union students are among the Seventh Congressional District students nominated and appointed into the United States Service Academics.

Lance and a board of local veterans reviewed applications for nomination to the five Service Academies of the United States: The Air Force Academy (USAFA), Naval Academy (USNA), Military Academy (USMA), Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and Coast Guard Academy (USCGA).  Students were informed in recent weeks on their appointment by the respective academies.  

Union students Jonathan Mota and Hanna-Lee Harjono were both appointed by from the Seventh Congressional District.  Mota was appointed into the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).  Hanna-Lee Harjono was appointed into the US Air Force Academy (USAFA).

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“I am proud of these brave men and women who have stepped forward to serve our Nation.  In each I know there is a love of country and a deep desire to serve.  Placing nominations for the United States Service Academies is among the most gratifying responsibilities for a Member of Congress,” said Lance.  “I have great confidence in this year’s talented and qualified class of accepted nominees.  I wish them and their fellow classmates safety and great success.” 

Also appointed were Jacob Lunn (USNA) of Clark; Ryan Waters (USNA) of Basking Ridge; Austin Kaulius (USNA) of Phillipsburg; Lillian Usadi (USNA) of Basking Ridge; Cara Bradley (USNA) of Stockton; Catherine Hawkes (USNA) of Hillsborough; Cameron Hay (USMA) of Cranford; Benjamin Kelly (USMA) of Westfield; Colin Kim (USMA) of Basking Ridge; Jeremy Lane (USMMA) of Short Hills; Brendan Rose (USAFA) of Basking Ridge; Matthew Rusiniak (USMA) of Basking Ridge and Matthew Hong (USMMA) of Flemington. 

Students interested in the process for securing a nomination to a Service Academy should contact John Malone in Lance’s Westfield District Office at (908) 518-7733.