WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Armed Services Committee member, announced his nominees to be appointed to the U.S. military academies today.

“It’s an honor to play a part in raising up the next generation of American military leaders,” said Senator Cramer. “I am grateful Abigail, Loren, and Rebecca are each eager and willing to use their drive, enthusiasm, and patriotism in service to our country. They will represent North Dakota well.”

The nominees are as follows: 

  • Abigail Post – U.S. Military Academy (West Point). Abigail is a Senior at Hankinson High School. She plays varsity volleyball, takes Tae Kwon Do lessons. She also participates in the Science and Engineering Fair, math competitions, band, choir, and Teens for Life.
  • Loren Steinberg – U.S. Naval Academy. Loren, a member of National Honor Society in Fargo, currently attends Liberty University Online Academy. She cheerleads, plays golf, sings in choir, and is a member of her student council.
  • Rebecca Van Vleet – U.S. Naval Academy. Rebecca attends Fargo North High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, 4-H competitive rifle, and Air Force Jr. ROTC. She’s also a runner, writer, hiker, and volunteer at her local food bank.