GMC News

Ceremony for Students Appointed to U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) will join LtGen William Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, to honor two students who have received appointments to United States Service Academies. Robert Koontz, a Georgia Military College student, received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Delarrion Milner, a student at Georgia Military College Prep School,received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. On Monday, April 14th, Broun will recognize these two young men and congratulate Koontz as he signs his pledge of commitment. “I extend my sincerest congratulations to Mr. Milner and Mr. Koontz,” said Broun. “Nomination and appointment to the Service Academies is an extensive and competitive process. These two gentlemen have rightfully earned their position, and they have my full confidence and support. I look forward to joining these young men, as well as the individuals who have supported them, at this important ceremony and celebration.” Robert Koontz, son of Lawrence and Sarah Koontz of Social Circle, graduated high school in 2012 and proceeded to attend Georgia Military College. Koontz is the Regimental Commander of the 135th Corps of Cadets at GMC where he has also received the school’s Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader Award. A President’s and Dean’s list scholar, Koontz also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Phi Omega. Delarrion Milner is the son of Denise Milner of Milledgeville and currently attends Georgia Military College Prep School. In addition to an outstanding record of volunteer service, Milner also serves as the Battalion Commander for his high school where he also plays varsity football, varsity soccer and runs track.