Capito nominates 32 West Virginians for admission to U.S. Service Academies

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Senator Shelley Moore Capito

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for 32 qualified high school seniors from 16 counties in West Virginia. A board chosen by Senator Capito reviewed each nominee’s application, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations. 

“Reviewing service academy applications each year leaves me so inspired,” Senator Capito said. “These young men and women represent the best and brightest of their class. Their combination of strong academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and proven leadership skills put them on a successful pathway to becoming the nation’s next leaders. I am thrilled to support them for admission to our U.S. Service Academies and know they will represent West Virginia well.”  

Service academy nominees are listed below:

U.S. Air Force Academy 

Nicholas Ross Brumage

Kanawha County 


Colton Ky Dudley              

Wood County 


Alecxander Marshall Gwynn (also nominated to the U.S. Military Academy)

Jackson County 


Donovan Joseph Itobi                  

Jefferson County 


Nathaniel Allen Starkey

Jefferson County 


Thomas Bryce Swalm

Berkeley County 


Logan Nathaniel Vance

Clay County

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 

Elizabeth DuBois Kay (also nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy)       

Kanawha County     


U.S. Military Academy 

Robert Norman Gray Foglesong

Jefferson County 


Alecxander Marshall Gwynn (also nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy)

Jackson County 


Zachary Guy Lowes

Logan County 


Christopher Theodore Martineau (also nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy)

Jefferson County 


Kelly Margaret Martineau (also nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy)

Jefferson County 


Kaitlin Madison Nester

Kanawha County 


Jordon Ray Nibert

Fayette County 


Sophie Grace Talkington

Harrison County 


Jacob John Van Nostrand

Cabell County 


Dillon Joseph Ziolkowski 

Ohio County 


U.S. Naval Academy 

Morganne Berkeley Andrews                

Berkeley County 


Blayne Lee Butler

Mason County 


Victoria Lynn Carson

Nicholas County 


Connor Scott Chapman

Cabell County 


Isabella Christine DiSaia

Ohio County 


Olivia Rose Esposito

Taylor County


Elizabeth DuBois Kay (also nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy)        

Kanawha County    


Trey Ryan Jones

Jackson County 


Charley Evelyn Longerbeam

Berkeley County 


Christopher Theodore Martineau (also nominated to the U.S. Military Academy)

Jefferson County 


Kelly Margaret Martineau (also nominated to the U.S. Military Academy)

Jefferson County 


Thomas Richard Minor

Ohio County 


Ethan Robert Proctor

Cabell County 


Daisy Elizabeth Reasbeck

Ohio County


Brent Donald Robinson

Monongalia County 


Harmon Randall Wamsley

Webster County 


Abbigail Christine White

Jefferson County  


Grace Isabelle Zuniga

Jackson County