Harder Announces 2020 Military Academy Appointments

May 13, 2020
Press Release

Modesto, CA – Today, Representative Josh Harder announced that seven students he nominated to attend our nation’s military academies have received appointments. Local students from Modesto, Tracy, and Turlock received appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Earning an appointment requires students to apply for a nomination from their representative in Congress and are contingent on final decisions from the various academies.

“Congratulations to all of the future military leaders who received appointments to our premier military academies,” said Rep. Harder. “I couldn’t be prouder of these students, and it was my honor to nominate them.”

Representative Harder opened the nomination period last year and encouraged students to apply. He also held an informational session to instruct interested students on how to strengthen their applications.

Students which earned appointments are listed below. Photos and more information on each student is available here.


US Military Academy

Jacob Dirkse of Modesto

Htut Khang M Oo of Tracy

Koa Garcia of Tracy


US Air Force Academy

Brandon Lindner of Tracy

Zachary Eve of Modesto


US Naval Academy

Bryanna Chaname of Tracy

Hannah Nunes of Turlock


Applications for 2021 nominations will open on June 1st and information will be provided on Rep. Harder’s website.