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Kline nominates Klein for U.S. Service Academy

Minnesota Congressman John Kline honored Adam Klein, a Hastings resident, at a ceremony in his Burnsville office to recognize his nominees to the U.S. Service Academies.

“As a retired Marine Corps Colonel and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I take a great deal of pride in the fine young men and women who serve our country,” Kline said. “These students are some of the best and brightest the 2nd District has to offer and they are well qualified for nomination and would be excellent representatives of Minnesota.”

Kline nominated Adam Klein, a senior at Cretin-Derham Hall, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Klein plays tennis, is a member of the National Honor Society and a cadet in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). His parents are Bill and Bobbi Klein.

The Air Force, Army (West Point), Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies require applicants to a U.S. Service Academy to receive a nomination from their U.S. Representative, Senator, the Vice President, or the President. Students from Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District who wish to attend a Service Academy submit an application, which is evaluated by members of Kline’s Service Academy Advisory Board. Final nominations are made by Congressman Kline. Each Academy selects students for enrollment from among those nominated.

Students interested in applying for a nomination for the class entering the academies in 2015 can receive more information online at and visiting the “Student Corner” page, or by calling Congressman Kline’s Burnsville office at 952-808-1213.