Tuberville Announces Alabamians Receiving Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Students will represent Alabama in Class of 2028

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today announced eleven Alabama students who have accepted their appointments to a U.S. service academy. Senator Tuberville nominated these students as part of a group to represent Alabama in the Class of 2028 at one of the four service academies: the United States Air Force Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Naval Academy. 

“America’s national security depends on brave young men and women who answer the call to serve in our armed forces,” said Senator Tuberville. “Receiving an appointment to a U.S. service academy is a high honor that requires much sacrifice. Each of these students have worked extremely hard to reach this point, and there’s no doubt that Alabama is sending our very best.  It was an honor to nominate these Alabamians for an appointment, and I have no doubt that they’ll continue to make our state and country proud.”

A complete list of students who received and accepted service academy appointments through Senator Tuberville’s office can be found below:

United States Air Force Academy:

  • Barrett Grant:  Pelham, AL; Briarwood Christian High School; Son of Melanie and Gerald Grant
  • Austin Moore: Childersburg, AL; Fayetteville High School; Son of Crystal and Michael Moore

United States Naval Academy:

  • Dabeen Choi: Montgomery, AL; Loveless Academy Magnet Program High School; Daughter of Namseung Choi & Eunju Bae
  • Branum Carmichael Lloyd: Mountain Brook, AL; Mountain Brook High School; Son of Bart and Lesley Lloyd
  • Greyson Wood; Auburn, AL; Auburn High SchoolSon of Jennifer and Brian Wood

United States Military Academy:

  • Linda Andrel: Slocomb, AL; Slocomb High School; Daughter of Reyna and Raymond Andrel
  • Charles Grigsby: Huntsville, AL; Grissom High School; Son of Michael and Jo Anne Grigsby
  • Aidan Aboud: Mobile, AL; Kwajalein High School; Son of Mary Elaine Aboud
  • Connor Hofbauer: Auburn, AL; St. Andrews High School; Son of Lutz and Gina Hofbauer
  • Jackson Seidman: Auburn, AL; Auburn High School; Son of Mindy and Bruce Seidman
  • Jordan Wilson: Auburn, AL; West Point Scholarship to Georgia Military College; Son of Kelly and Robert Wilson
  • GaryLane Black: Hoover, AL; Grad Cumberland Valley High School; Son of Kevin and Edith Kimberly Black

U.S. service academies provide students wishing to serve our country’s military with the opportunity to serve while obtaining higher education. Service academy appointees go through an extensive process to receive a nomination. Applicants complete the required ACT and SAT exams, and provide letters of recommendation, a school transcript, along with the required application form. Upon graduation, students must commit to five years of active duty. 

More information on applying for a service academy nomination through Senator Tuberville’s office can be found here.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.