NAVARRE, Fla. (WKRG) — Dozens of young men and women from across northwest Florida gathered Tuesday night to learn more about the military academies across the nation.
Congressman Matt Gaetz hosted the event from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Navarre High School. They heard from Gaetz and someone from each branch of the U.S. military. They answered questions about the military academy application and nomination process.
“They’re learning about the grades and character and leadership skills they have to demonstrate because one of the greatest opportunities I have as a member of Congress is to nominate people for our service academies who will one day potentially lead troops into battle,” Rep. Gaetz said. “It’s something our community takes great pride in and something I’m honored to do tonight.”
Congressman Gaetz will be at Pensacola Christian College Wednesday night to speak to political science students.