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Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Service Academy Selection Friday


Friday was a wonderful day. I spent nine hours in Austin with a wonderful, accomplished panel appointed by Senator Ted Cruz, poring over more than 900 application packets for nomination to one of our Service Academies. What talented, dedicated, energetic, and motivated young Texans! I was blown away by the extremely high quality accomplishments of the applicants. The ultimate cuts were hard and the differences minuscule, but I am confident that we offered the Senator a great slate of applicants for his consideration. I was honored to be a part of selecting our future military leaders.

I had plenty of time to mull over the personal stories we encountered as I drove up I-35, sat through a accident closure in Waco, arrived home late at night. Many of these young Texans will one day go in harm’s way for us. One day in the not-so-distant future Veterans Day will be in honor of their service.

It was a great week all around. We celebrated Veterans Day together in several venues, and I helped select the next generation of military leaders. The cycle is complete.

National defense will not only require the sacrifices of the next generation, but also our efforts today to make sure that they continue to have a nation worthy of their sacrifice.


posted by Keith Self on November 15th, 2014 at 12:34 pm



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