Tuberville Announces Huntsville Resident Appointed to U.S. Military Academy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today announced Gavin Comulada from Huntsville has accepted his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. Senator Tuberville nominated Gavin as part of a group of students chosen to represent Alabama in the class of 2026 at one of the four service academies: the United States Air Force Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Naval Academy. 

Senator Tuberville released the following statement regarding this group of appointees:

“These exceptional young Alabamians’ desire to serve ensures America’s military remains the strongest fighting force in the world.” said Senator Tuberville. “Receiving an appointment to one of these military institutions is a great honor that requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. I am proud of their determination to reach this point and know they will continue to make our state and country proud.”

Gavin is the son of Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Comulada. He is a graduate of Whitesburg Christian Academy in Huntsville.

“I want to do something that matters. Something that can impact the world and those around me,” said Gavin. “As a nation, and individually as Americans, we owe everything to our service men and women. There has always been much debate about whether or not America should be in war, but I believe in the simple statement that freedom has never been nor ever will be free, but won by those willing to give it all for their country. Simply, if not me then who?”

Senator Tuberville had eleven nominees accept their appointments to a service academy. This is Senator Tuberville’s first group of U.S. service academy appointments since assuming office. 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 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.