Lynch Nominates West Roxbury's Gillespie for US Naval, Air Force, Military Academies

Joseph Gillespie is a current senior at Boston Latin School.


Boston Latin School senior Joseph Gillespie, of West Roxbury, has been nominated by Congressman Stephen Lynch to the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Military Academy.

Joseph is the son of Joseph and Melissa Gillespie.

As part of his Congressional responsibilities, , nominates exemplary candidates to the service academies.  “Since September 11, 2001, the quality of applicants has steadily improved every year, and this year was no exception. These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.” 

“Joseph was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Boston Latin School. He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Joseph are willing to serve our nation,” said Lynch. 

Lynch and his Congressional Liaison for Military Affairs, Bob Fowkes, looked at candidate’s record of academic, athletic, and service achievements, as well as letters of recommendation. Gillespie was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.

“There were many impressive candidates this year for the service academies. Joseph stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character. He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Joseph and Melissa. The Gillespie family, West Roxbury and the entire state should be proud of Joseph in this achievement,” said Lynch. 

Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Robert Fowkes in Congressman Lynch’s Boston office at 617-428-2000.


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