October 19, 2020

Manchin Announces Service Academy Board

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the names of his service academy board. The ten member panel will interview prospective candidates who are vying for a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Virtual Resource Fairs and Interviews will be held from October 19, 2020 to October 23, 2020.

“It is an honor to nominate our hardworking and dedicated West Virginia Students to the U.S. Service Academies each year,” Senator Manchin said. “Every member of the panel brings something to the table and I look forward to reviewing the results of the interviews when I make my nominations.” 


Mara Boggs – Combat Veteran and State Director, Office of the U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III

Aaron Scheinberg – Combat Veteran and Legislative Assistant for Veteran Affairs, Office of the U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III

Robert Moser – Combat Veteran and Defense Fellow, Office of the U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III

Ms. Erika Bailey – Parent Representative for United States Naval Academy

Mr. Jeremy Harrison – Combat Veteran and Director of Helping Heroes in Ohio County

Mr. Jerry Wood – Combat Veteran and Director, Center for Veteran, Military & Family Program at West Virginia University

CSM Kevin Harry, Retired – Combat Veteran

CMSgt LaTash Luzum – Superintendent of Operations and Special Duty Airmen Career Management Division

CSM Phillip Cantrell – Combat Veteran and WV National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader

Colonel Quewancoii “Que” Stephens – Combat Veteran and Community Resource Supervisor for the Division of Juvenile Services for the State of West Virginia