Nine students in Burlington, Ocean counties accepted to military academies

Press release from Congressman Andy Kim's office.

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced nine students from Burlington and Ocean Counties have been accepted to military service academies. These students were nominated by Congressman Kim and will attend as part of the class of 2024.

“Our military service academies provide the training and education for the leaders of the future, and I’m proud to have so many from our community accepted for attendance,” said Kim. “On behalf of our community, I want to congratulate them for this incredible achievement and for their dedication of service. They truly are an inspiration to us all.”

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Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, New York.

The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, Connecticut, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

The full list of accepted students from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District is below:

  • United States Military Academy: Peter Toth (Barnegat) and Jevon Torres (Mount Laurel)
  • United States Air Force Academy: Jacob Mohnacs (Mount Laurel) and Jack Stewart (Moorestown)
  • United States Naval Academy: Christopher Pappas (Delran), Cael Rankin (Toms River), Zachary Wagner (Medford Lakes) and Daniel Smith (Medford)
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy: Samuel Winkler (Moorestown)

More information about the nomination process can be found on Kim’s website at

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