WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that Christian Brecht Flege has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the 2016-2017 school year.

Flege is the son of Kelly and William Flege of Waverly.  He will graduate in May from Waverly-Shell Rock High School.  Flege participates in the engineering club, the ping pong club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, competitive speech and is a manager for the varsity boys’ basketball team.  He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the student senate.  Flege also enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and traveling. 

“Students work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity.  Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor.  I’m pleased that the U.S. Military Academy has selected Christian,” Grassley said.   “I wish him well and thank him for his commitment to serve our nation.”

Flege 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.