Senator David Perdue Hosts Military Academy Send-off Breakfast

ATLANTA, GA – Last Friday, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) held a breakfast in honor of the 20 Georgians nominated and appointed to the United States Service Academies.

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(From L-R: Juliet Waldman, Abigail Waldman, Senator Perdue, and Michael Waldman. Click here to view other photos of appointees in attendance.)

“The very best of our country is serving in our military today, and these 20 young women and men are taking it to the next level,” said Senator Perdue. “These students have worked very hard to achieve appointments to our prestigious military academies. This is no small feat. Over the years, they have dedicated themselves to their schools, communities, and our country. These young women and men have put in countless hours studying, volunteering, and fine tuning their skills, which got them to this place today. I join all of Georgia in applauding each of our appointees on their acceptance to our academies and thank them for their service to our country.”

U.S. Air Force Academy

Alexis Shirley (Watkinsville)

Brooke Schumacher (Tyrone)

William Johnson (Warrenton)

Sean McKendree (Norcross)

Matthew Jones (Richmond Hill)

U.S. Naval Academy

Christopher Kalafut (Acworth)

Joe Tondera (Albany)

Shaun Herock (Cumming)

Avery Rodts (Atlanta)

Benjamin Johnson (Dunwoody)

Harrison Ray (Brookhaven)

Christopher Cassidy (Fayetteville)

Daniel Lovell (Rome)

U.S. Military Academy

Branton Fletcher (Buford)

Abigail Waldman (Acworth)

Christopher Weaver (Atlanta)

Alexander Field (Johns Creek)

William Caldwell (Milledgeville)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Daniel Mansfield (Columbus)

Derek Ferguson (Newnan)


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.