Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Moran names Wendell Maddox to Kansas Service Academy board

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced the members of his 2013 Kansas Service Academy Selection Board.

United Way of Wyandotte County President and CEO Wendell Maddox was one of the 20 chosen by Moran to take part.

The 20-member board will review applications and interview candidates who are applying for admission to U.S. Service Academies. These include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Candidates selected will enter the academies in June 2014.

Service Academy Selection Board Member Steve Harmon of Emporia said, “It is an honor to serve on the selection board. Senator Moran is a role model on military and veterans affairs, and I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the process for selecting the future leaders of our Armed Forces.”

“Our country is fortunate to have so many intelligent, hard-working and patriotic young men and women interested in serving our country through the Armed Forces,” Sen. Moran said. “I’m certain the Selection Board will have a challenging time narrowing the field of qualified candidates, but I value their insight and thank them for their service.”

Sen. Moran accepts applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies each year. The application deadline for entry in 2014 is Sept. 6, 2013. Candidates are then required to interview with Sen. Moran’s Service Academy Selection Board.

Following interviews, the Board will make recommendations to Sen. Moran for his decision. If nominated, applicants must then meet the individual admission requirements of each academy.

The academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission in early 2014.