WASHINGTON — Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., announced five nominees to the U.S. Military Service Academies. The young men and women nominated to the academies represent five different communities in the district and now will be considered for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Marshall, a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, commends all of the applicants for their desire to serve the country and dedicate their time and talents to protecting freedoms and preserving our military’s excellent reputation.

“I am honored to recommend these young men and women to the U.S. service academies,” Marshall said. “It is a very competitive process, and these applicants represent the best and brightest of our district. I applaud their willingness to serve and lead.”

All applicants were interviewed by a panel of current and former military and education leaders, representing various institutions and branches of service. The nominees now are eligible for admission to the academies, pending additional interviews and physical screenings.

Sara Rohleder, Hays, was nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.