Grassley:  U.S. Military Academy Selects Council Bluffs Student

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that Harrison Christian Jones has received a fully qualified offer of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point for the 2016-2017 school year.

Jones is the son of Kelly and Christian Jones of Council Bluffs. He will graduate in June from Abraham Lincoln High School. Jones is the National Honor Society president and student body vice president at his school. In addition to his participation on the VEX robotics team and the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Jones demonstrates service and leadership in the community through his involvement with the American Legion Hawkeye Boys State, the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life: Team Kids Against Cancer. Jones also enjoys football, track, basketball, biking and fishing.

“Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity. Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said. “I wish Harrison well and thank him for his commitment to serve our nation.”

Jones was among the 41 Iowans Grassley nominated this year for appointments to the U.S. service academies.  Upon receiving an appointment, the student then decides whether to attend the academy.  Information about seeking nominations can be found on Grassley’s website.

For more than 200 years, these academies have educated and trained individuals to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.