Senator David Perdue Announces Service Academy Appointments

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced the appointments of 18 Georgia students nominated by his office to the United States Service Academies.

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(From L-R: LTC Ken Konstanzer, Julia Davis, Payton Rawson, Sung O, Anthony Odom, Kyle Samuels, Emmi Schakat, Tim Leurart, Kathryn Brewer, 2LT Trey Grindley)

“Over the years, these young women and men have excelled in academics, shown a high level of physical fitness, and demonstrated the moral and ethical values it takes to succeed in our Armed Services,” said Senator Perdue. “Now, they will spend the next four years preparing to lead America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. This is a testament of their willingness to face challenges, deal with adversity, and serve our country. I have no doubt they will rise to meet the challenges of our time. Congratulations to these students on achieving this high honor, and thank you to their parents, families, mentors, and everyone who helped get them to this point.”

U.S. Air Force Academy

Sung O (Columbus)

Anthony Odom (McDonough)

Payton Rawson (Lawrenceville)

Kyle Samuels (Statesboro)


U.S. Military Academy

Bliss Hutchings (Brunswick)

Emmi Schakat (Blairsville)

Paris Williams (Atlanta)

David Woodward (Alpharetta)

Paul Stanley (Atlanta)


U.S. Naval Academy

Krystyna Bartocci (Evans)

Julia Davis (Warner Robins)

Wyatt Redmond (Cataula)

Emma Slavens (Columbus)

Sarah Sorensen (Kennesaw)


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Ian Blankenship (McRae)

Kathryn Brewer (Buford)

Tim Leurart (Ball Ground)

Blaine McDonough (Marietta)


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.