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Rogers Announces Service Academy Appointees from East Alabama

Washington, July 9, 2020

     (Washington, D.C.)—Congressman Mike Rogers announced the appointees from Alabama’s Third Congressional District to the United States Service academies.  Students received appointments to the United States Air Force Academy, West Point and United States Naval Academy.

       “It is always an honor to nominate these outstanding young men and women to our country’s service academies.  Each year, I am so impressed with our ambitious candidates and I congratulate each of them on their achievements,” Rogers said.

       This year’s appointees include:

United States Air Force:

Taylor Michalski

Parent:  Tina Bunyard

Central High School

Phenix City, Alabama


Jay Thomason (Baseball Scholarship)

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thomason

Auburn High School

Auburn, Alabama


Phillip Ramsey (Football Scholarship)

Parents: James Elliott and LaLanya  A. Patrick

Central High School

Phenix City, Alabama


West Point:

Stephen Torres

Parent: Aimee Torres

Auburn High School

Auburn, Alabama


Aleksander Slavich

Parents: Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Slavich, III

Brookstone School (Columbus, Georgia)

Lanett, Alabama (hometown)


United States Naval Academy:

Shania Vincent (Track Scholarship)

Parents: Mr. Donte & Mrs. Faye Vincent

Oxford High School

Oxford, Alabama


Chloe Clausen

Parent: Gigi Clausen

Sand Rock High School

Piedmont, Alabama

      Rogers serves as Ranking Member on the Committee on Homeland Security and a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.


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