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Rep. Carey Nominates Ross County Student to Military Service Academy


Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Carey (R-OH) nominated Colby Forcum of Ross County to the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Colby is the son of Jeremy and Kim Forcum and attends Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe, OH.

“One of the greatest honors I have as a congressman is to nominate ambitious young men and women across Ohio’s 15th Congressional District to the United States Service Academies,” said Rep. Carey. “It is encouraging to see a younger generation with a drive to serve their country and, having spent time with these students and having learned of their accomplishments, I feel rest assured that the future of our military is in great hands.”

In pursuit of a nomination to a U.S. military academy, students submit their application and are interviewed by Congressman Carey’s Military Academy Review Board. The Board evaluates the students on academic performance, leadership ability, and community involvement.

The 2022 Military Academy Review Board consisted of 10 members:

  • Major General (ret.) Lance Meyer
  • Major General (ret.) Paul Sullivan
  • CAPT (ret.) Mike Crites
  • Lt. Colonel (ret.) Patty Hamilton
  • MAJ Tracy Richardson
  • Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Renee Frey
  • Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Kelly Gibbs
  • Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Bill Gilliam
  • Master Sergeant (ret.) Bob Brown
  • Mrs. Nancy Smith

To receive a service academy nomination from Congressman Carey, candidates must be an unmarried resident of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, a United States citizen, and between the ages of 17 and 23. Qualified persons interested in pursuing a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies should visit www.carey.house.gov for more information or contact Congressman Carey’s office at (614) 927-6902.