Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Congratulates Service Academy Appointments

May 13, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced the names of the students from the Twenty-Second Congressional District of Texas who received appointments to America's service academies.  A total of seven academy appointees were selected from schools across the 22nd Congressional District. These young men were offered appointments by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.


"These students represent the best and brightest students in America," Rep. Pete Olson said. "Each one has been selected through a rigorous process to train to become military leaders. Their accomplishments and selection bring enormous pride to their families, communities and our nation. It's an honor to recognize these brave young men who have committed to protect and defend our nation through service in our military academies. As a former Navy pilot, I'm thrilled to congratulate these young leaders. I'm confident they will honorably serve our nation with pride and distinction."


Military academy appointees are evaluated for a variety of qualifications including: moral character, strong academic record, demonstrated leadership potential, physical fitness, and commitment to serve a five-year military term in the United States Armed Forces upon graduation.



Service Academy Appointees


Joshua Balba

George Ranch High School (Richmond)

United States Military Academy


Andrew Faulk

Houston Christian High School (Houston)

United States Air Force Academy


Stephen Gracza

Szent László Gimnázium (Budapest, Hungary)

United States Military Academy


Robert Leyba

Cinco Ranch High School (Katy)

United States Naval Academy


Jason Sattler

Clements High School (Sugar Land)

United States Air Force Academy


Tyson Stickler

Ridge Point High School (Missouri City)

United States Naval Academy


Dwayne Williams

Pearland High School (Pearland)

United States Naval Academy




Media Contact: Melissa Kelly