Nov 26 2012
This week, families and friends in our community joined together to observe a season of thanks. Each year, I enjoy the opportunity to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District who have selflessly sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. I am extremely grateful for their invaluable contributions to our nation and their dedication to American prosperity and safety.
Alexander Seguin USMA ’96, Rachel Seguin USMA ’99, Joseph Seguin USMA ‘02 and Gregory Seguin USMA ’08
Kenneth Seguin retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel in 2009, but that wasn’t the end of military service for his family. Four of his children – Alexander, Rachel, Joseph and Gregory – chose to serve in the army after attending West Point. Their brother, Jefferson, is USAF Captain who earned his commission as an officer through AFROTC at Louisiana Tech and is currently deployed to Afghanistan for six months.
L-R: Gregory Seguin, Joseph Seguin, Rachel Seguin, and Alexander Seguin
Although Alexander did not deploy to a combat theater during his Army Service, he served on two six-month tours to Iraq in his position as a civilian Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Rachel was stationed in Germany as her overseas tour. Joseph, who I had the pleasure of nominating to West Point in 2008, served in Alaska. Gregory was deployed one year in Saudi Arabia.
Capt. Daniela Lozano, USAFA ’04, Capt. Joel Lozano USAFA ’06, and Lt. Benaiah Lozano USAFA ’09
With a mother who served in the United States Air Force, Capt. Daniela Lozano, Capt. Joel Lozano and Lt. Benaiah Lozano have followed in her footsteps to serve our nation.
Congressman Sessions with Joel Lozano
Daniela has a Masters degree in Business, and is a navigator and WSO Weapons Instructor on the B-1. Since leaving active duty in June 2011, she has been working in Project Management. Joel has a Masters degree in Economics, and served as a contract officer after graduation. He was most recently stationed at Edwards AFB. Benaiah received his Masters Degree in Operations Research, and is a scientist who worked on the “Raven” drone. Currently, the Air Force is encouraging him to complete his Doctorate.
LT Trey Witt USNA ’08
Since graduating from the Naval Academy in 2008, Trey has earned his Wings of Gold and pilots MH-60 helicopters. In 2011, he married Ashley Palaigos and they are stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. Trey received HAC commendation in June and was promoted to Lieutenant. He will be deployed in February 2013.
Academy Interview Day
Last Saturday, I held interviews for nomination to the United States Service Academies. It is one of my favorite and highest honors to nominate outstanding young men and women to our nation’s Service Academies.
L-R Back Row: Landon Applegate, Congressman Sessions, Chmn. Chad Hennings.
Front Row: Mark Crumblish, Betsy Jackson, Dr. Mary Ellen Weber, Maj. Gen. Al Zapanta
Twenty-two young men and women interviewed with the Academy Selection Board, which is chaired by Chad Hennings, for the opportunity to receive a nomination to the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy or the United States Naval Academy. If you are interested in learning more about our nation’s Service Academies and the nomination process, please visit http://sessions.house.gov/index.cfm/service-academy-nominations.