U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) has announced that George “Gary” Hartsfield Jr., a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Hartsfield was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the revered Colorado-based service institution.
“Gary’s academic excellence and dedication to his community have prepared him well for the U.S. Air Force Academy,” Rep. Lawson said. “I wish him the best and have no doubt he will serve our state and nation proudly.”
Hartsfield, who holds a 4.38 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Society and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society. In his spare time, he serves as a tutor and camp counselor for children in his community. Members of Congress may nominate students to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Students selected to attend a service academy must commit to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.
“Attending the Academy will allow me the honor of representing and defending the country I love,” Hartsfield said.