Connecticut students appointed to military academies

June 15, 2017 GMT

Sixty-one students in Connecticut have accepted appointments to one of the nation’s four service academies, according to the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, and representatives Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes, Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney and John Larson chose the nominees from lists that their selection committees put together. The list of the students was released on Monday.

The committees that complied the lists are made up of veterans, academy graduates, retired military personnel, educators and community leaders.

“Nominating incredibly bright and hard-working young women and men eager to learn, lead and serve our country is an extraordinary privilege,” the delegation said in a prepared statement. “We wish these students and their families the best of luck and are grateful for their grit, intelligence and desire to serve.”


Those selected to attend are commissioned as officers in active or reserve components for at least five years.

U.S. Naval Academy:

Cameron Michael Berger, New Milford

Logan Grace Book, Darien

Martin Joseph Duffy, Fairfield

Nicholas Harrison Franchuk, Southport

Stephen Macgregor Gemmell, Hamden

Joseph Anthony Giannini, Branford

Abhishek Gorti, Hamden

Dean Matthew Hochman, Fairfield

Thomas Carpenter Savarese, Shelton

U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Raymond Paul Bartoli, Wolcott

Stephen John Cavoli Jr., Darien

Aristotle James Colarossi, Stamford

Spencer Jean-Philip Daniels, Westport

Robert Ethan Elkins, Danbury

Michael Joseph Halas II, Danbury

Karl Andrew Johnson, Westport

Hunter Ldous Knibbe, Ridgefield

Kaitlyn Marie Kutz, Darien

HyunJin Lim, Branford

Raymond Ronald Miklos III, Madison

Aaron Stephen Mullally, New Fairfield

Ryan Alan Murphy, Stamford

Cara Linh Shattan, New Canaan

Elijah Bretnal Stephenson, Bridgeport

Sean Paul Stolarski, Weston

Joseph Seamus Waldron, Danbury

U.S. Air Force Academy

Thomas Malcolm Heisler, Westport

Alexander James Presley, Greenwich

Luke Austin St. Pierre, Ridgefield

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Jake Nolan Beinstein, Old Greenwich