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Sen. Moran Announces 2023 Service Academy Selection Board


By the Office of Senator Jerry Moran


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced the members of his 2023 Service Academy Selection Board. The board will review applications and interview candidates who are applying for admission to the U.S. Service Academies.

Applicants will be interviewed by the selection board on Saturday, September 30, at Wichita State University. The U.S. Service Academies include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“Nominating Kansas students to attend our service academies is one of my greatest honors as a U.S. Senator, and I appreciate the men and women who help with that selection by serving on the Service Academy Board,” said Sen. Moran. “The young Kansans applying for the academies demonstrate both academic success and a desire to dedicate their lives to serving their country. Thank you to the board for giving your time to invest in these students and the future of our country. I look forward to receiving the board’s recommendations.”

Sen. Moran’s 2023 Service Academy Selection Board:

·         Lt. Col. (RET) Leslie Alford of Manhattan – Owner, Destiny Real Estate; U.S. Army veteran

·         Judy Bauer of Leavenworth – Vice President, Henry Leavenworth Chapter Association of the U.S. Army

·         Christian Bishop of Manhattan – Military Relations Manager, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce

·         Lt. Col. (RET) Bob Brock of Topeka – Director of Aviation, Kansas Department of Transportation; U.S. Air Force veteran

·         Myca Bunch of Garden City – President, Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Air Force veteran

·         Col. (RET) David Dennis of Wichita – Sedgwick County Commissioner; U.S. Air Force veteran

·         Ardith Dunn, Ph.D., of Satanta – Retired K-12 school superintendent; Parent of USAFA graduate

·         Darryl Kelly of Wichita – Wichita Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Exceptional Young Leader; U.S. Air Force veteran

·         Lindsay King, Ph.D., of Wichita – Director of College and Career Readiness, Maize Career Academy; U.S. Air Force Academy graduate

·         Ryan Kriegshauser of Olathe – Partner, Kriegshauser Ney Law Group, U.S. Navy Reserve

·         Marri Krupco of Blue Mound – Former Commander, Kansas American Legion; U.S. Marine Corps veteran

·         Karla Lees of Dodge City – President, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Navy veteran

·         Sara Lewis of Fairway – Former Naval Aviator and former U.S. Naval Academy Adjunct Professor; U.S. Naval Academy graduate

·         Steve Martinez of Garden City – Undersheriff, Finney County; U.S. Army veteran

·         Jennifer Mathes of Bartlett – Labette County Farm Bureau Board member; Parent of two sons in U.S. Service Academies

·         Col. (RET) Dean Mitchell of Tonganoxie – Management Consultant, Burns & McDonnell; U.S. Army veteran

·         Halley Roberson of Oberlin – City Administrator, City of Oberlin; U.S. Army veteran

·         Col. (RET) Frank Siltman of Topeka – Former U.S. Military Academy faculty member; U.S. Army veteran

·         Ron Whitney of Emporia – American Legion member, Veterans of Foreign Wars member, U.S. Army veteran

·         Calvin Wright of Hutchinson – Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center; U.S. Air Force Veteran.