United States Congressman Roger Marshall Nominates Concordia's Caleb Hartzell for the US Air Force Academy

By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director

United States Congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas has nominated Caleb Hartzell of Concordia to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hartzell is a 2017 graduate of Concordia High School.

Marshall, a veteran of the US Army Reserves, announced Wednesday, November 6th Hartzell is one of five young men and women he's nominating to the academies. He commends all of the applicants for their desire to serve the country and dedicate their time and talents to protecting our freedoms and preserving our military's excellent reputation.

"I am honored to recommend these young men and women to the US 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."

Hartzell was interviewed by a panel of current and former military and education leaders, representing various institutions and branches of service. Caleb is now eligible for admission to the US Air Force Academy, pending additional interviews and physical screenings.

The other students formally nominated by Congressman Marshall are:
Cole Dudley, Manhattan, to the US Air Force and US Naval Academy
Dawson Williams, Dodge City, to the US Air Force Academy
Sara Rohleder, Hays, to the US Air Force Academy
Benjamin Witte, Great Bend, to the US Naval Academy