Lucas Congratulates Stillwater Native Matthew Wesley “Wes” Talley on His Acceptance of Appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point

Jun 14, 2010

Washington, DCCongressman Frank Lucas would like to congratulate Stillwater native Matthew Wesley “Wes” Talley for his acceptance of appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Talley will be a member of the West Point class of 2014 and will begin classes there in the fall.

“I would like to congratulate Wes on his selection to the United States Military Academy at West Point,” stated Lucas.  “His selection is not only a testament to his hard work, but it also demonstrates what capable and determined students we have in the Third District of Oklahoma.  This is a great opportunity for Wes, and I wish him luck this fall and continued success in all his endeavors.”

In May, Talley completed one year at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School after having graduated from Stillwater High School in 2009.  While at Stillwater High School Talley was a member of the National Honors Society and the Pioneer Choral.  An avid athlete throughout his life, Talley will also be a member of the wrestling team at West Point.  His parents are Elizabeth Talley of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Kevin Talley, of Houston, Texas.  His grandparents are Mrs. Jacquelyn Keys and the late Howard “Sonny” Keys also of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly-ranked nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces once they graduate.  For more information on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Lucas’ website at /service-academy-nominations.

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