Portman Congratulates Central Ohio Service Academy Nominees & Families

February 11, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past weekend, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks at his reception to congratulate the Class of 2019 Service Academy nominees and their families.  He also thanked the Adjutant General of Ohio, Major General Harris, for hosting the ceremony at the Ohio National Guard Headquarters, as well as the Service Academy Review Board members who volunteered time and energy to assist in selecting the very best nominees. This year’s Central Ohio nominees are from Delaware, Franklin, Licking, and Ross counties.

“Our nominees are among the best and the brightest from Ohio, and I would be proud to have them serve our country in our Armed Forces. This annual reception is one of my favorite days of the year, and I was pleased to be able to congratulate them,” Portman said. “The distinguished members of the Review Board helped me and our office guarantee that young individuals like the ones we selected this year have a chance to get into one of the service academies, and I am grateful for their dedication to continuing Ohio’s strong tradition of high acceptance rates.”

Pictured from Left to Right: Andrew Dombrowski, Audrey Smith, Senator Rob Portman, Dominic Giacomin, Major General John Harris, Stephen Metzger, Mitchell Gifford

* Andrew Dombrowski, Chillicothe, Ohio; Nominated to the Air Force Academy

*Audrey Smith, Granville, Ohio; Nominated to the Air Force Academy

*Dominic Giacomin, Galena, Ohio; Nominated to the Naval Academy

*Stephen Metzger, Westerville, Ohio; Nominated to the Naval Academy

* Mitchell Gifford, Westerville, Ohio; Nominated to West Point 

Not Pictured:

*Jade Barnes, Chillicothe, Ohio; Nominated to the Merchant Marine Academy

*William Ciesinski, Upper Arlington, Ohio; Nominated to West Point

*Solomon Pierre-Louis, Gahanna, Ohio; Nominated to the Air Force Academy

*Gavin Shafer, Columbus, Ohio; Nominated to the Naval Academy & Merchant Marine Academy

*John Sutton, Westerville, Ohio; Nominated to West Point 

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