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Rep. Gallego Announces Acceptance of Congressional Nominee to U.S. Naval Academy

March 8, 2017
Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, the office of Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that their nominee to the U.S. Naval Academy, Andres Jimenez Gudino, was accepted by the prestigious university.

Andres Jimenez Gudino is a graduating senior of Alhambra High School in Phoenix. Andres was an outstanding candidate who distinguished himself in all respects. He earned a GPA of 3.95 and was a member of the National Honor Society. As a member of JROTC, Andres demonstrated his leadership as the Commander of the 8th Battalion. He also participated in a diverse set of extracurricular activities, including track and field, chess club, wrestling, and orienteering. He will join the academy next year as part of the 2021 graduating class.

“As a veteran, it gives me great pride to help young, distinguished individuals like Andres achieve their dream of serving our country as military officers,” said Congressman Ruben Gallego. “Andres’ sense of duty is admirable and I’m confident he will be a valuable asset to our armed forces and his fellow service members. I hope his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy will inspire other young boys and girls from our community to aspire to this honorable career. My office is always happy to help them and their families.”

Later this month, Congressman Gallego will be hosting his annual Academy Day in Phoenix. The event will be attended by representatives from the West Point Military Academy, the U.S. Airforce Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At the event, students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with academy representatives and to get more information about our nation’s renowned service institutions.

Congressman Gallego’s annual Academy Day will take place on March 25, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Trevor G. Browne High School, located at 7402 W Catalina Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85033. In order to attend, you must RSVP to or call (602) 256-0551.