Ernie Honas, Gardner, has been named to Sen. Jerry Moran’s 2015 Kansas Service Academy Selection Board. The 20-member board reviews applications and interviews candidates applying for admission to the U.S. Service Academies, which include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Honas served in the U.S. Navy.
“Our country is fortunate to have so many intelligent, hard-working and patriotic young men and women interested in serving our country through the Armed Forces,” Sen. Moran said. “I know the selection board will have a difficult time narrowing the field of qualified candidates, but I value their insight and thank them for their help in this important process.”
Sen. Moran accepts application for nominations to the United States Service Academies each year. This year’s application deadline is Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. After submitting an application, each candidate will interview with Sen. Moran’s Service Academy Selection Board on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene. The board will make recommendations to Sen. Moran for his decision. If nominated, applicants must then meet the individual admission requirements of each academy. The academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission in early 2016.