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Case Announces Class of 2024 Service Academy Nominations

He nominated 35 applicants from 15 schools throughout his district.

(Honolulu, HI) - U.S. Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) today announced his 2024 nominations to four of our nation’s service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point/Army); U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis/Navy); U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs/Air Force) and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point).

“I take my responsibility to nominate deserving applicants from my district to our legendary service academies very seriously, and personally interviewed most of my applicants before making my decisions,” said Case. “I was truly impressed with the applicants, and it was very encouraging and rewarding to have spent time with our next generation of military leaders.”

Case named the following nominees to four service academies:

United States Air Force Academy

Joseph Barroga (Moanalua)

Alex Chounramany (Kalani)

Ryan Cochling (Moanalua)

Keegan Distelzweig (Radford)

Michael Hayslett (Radford)

Maulama Kimata (Punahou)

Samuel Lorge (Kaiser)

Corin Matsuzaki (Punahou)

Thomas Pak (Aiea)

Lucas Webb (Radford)


United States Military Academy at West Point

Ian Ahn (Punahou)

Fallon Barretto (Kamehameha)

Kaili Bellisle (Radford)

Charlotte Campbell (Punahou)

Jace Furuto (Iolani)

Tyler Ishikawa (Mililani)

Yukari Kobayashi (Waipahu)

Avery Morano (St. Louis)

Thomas Wahl (Campbell)

Mayhem Woolsey (Kapolei)


United States Naval Academy

Kaili Bellisle (Radford)

Alex Chounramany (Kalani)

Alexia Cramer (Mililani)

Caleb Emery (Radford)

Luke Mamiya (Punahou)

Thomas Pak (Aiea)

Enoch Pangaribuan (Myron B. Thompson)

Mia Patton (Iolani)

Katherine Philpott (Hawai’i Prep Academy; resident 1st District)

Camryn Smith (Radford)


United States Merchant Marine Academy

Joseph Barroga (Moanalua)

Boris Dimitrov (Radford)

Avery Morano (St. Louis)

Thomas Pak (Aiea)

Blayne Shiraki (Punahou)

For the Class of 2024, Case selected 35 applicants from five private schools, nine public schools, and one charter school.

Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates to the four United States Service Academies – the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; the Military Academy at West Point, New York; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. 

The Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Acceptance of an academy appointment requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and at least five years of active duty service. For information on eligibility requirements and how to seek an appointment for the 2025 entering class, please go to Congressman Ed Case’s web site