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Great Falls student earns nomination to US Naval Academy

Aedan Bingham, US Naval Academy Appointee, while being interviewed
CM Russel Highschool in Great Falls, MT
Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 19, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-22 15:35:30-05

GREAT FALLS — Aedan Bingham, a senior at CMR High School in Great Falls, is an honor roll student, the 2023 Boy’s Tennis MVP, is the team captain of his rock climbing team, and recently was nominated to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Aedan received his nomination from US Representative Matt Rosendale.

He chose Annapolis because his father attended the school and felt that it offered more than the Air Force Academy: “You can fly jets in the Navy, but there’s not too many ships in the Air Force,” he quipped.

After completing all four years at the US Naval Academy, Aedan will receive a commission as a US Naval Officer. He says that he’s not sure what major is going to seek, but is leaning towards Aeronautical Engineering at the moment. He would like to pursue being a transport pilot or doing flight research with the government.

The Naval Academy is known for being a prestigious school with a rigorous academic and military regimen. New Midshipmen, the name for students at the US Naval Academy, wake up at 5:30 a.m. for physical training and routinely study until 11 p.m. After graduation every newly commissioned Ensign (the rank of the most junior officers in the US Navy) is required to complete five years of service.

To stand out among his peers Aedan has done a lot. Beyond solid academics and a plethora of extra curriculars, he also works part time at a tennis center and has been running his own business for the last several years. He has had to leverage these experiences as well as adhere to strict physical readiness, academic, testing, and moral requirements in order to even be eligible to apply to the academy. Now with an appointment in hand he is looking forward to the next part of his life serving his country in the US Navy.



Here is the list of service academy nominations from each of Montana's members of Congress:

U.S. Senator Steve Daines:

  • Andrew Eagan – Dillon – USNA
  • Aedan Bingham – Great Falls – USAFA
  • Alec (A.J.) Wells – Great Falls – USNA
  • Pi Taylor – Bozeman – USMA, USAFA, USMMA
  • Ryan Galyen – Bozeman – USNA, USAFA
  • Heath Drivdahl – Hobson – USMMA, USMA
  • Alicia Dale – Sheridan – USAFA
  • Beckett Johnson – Big Sky – USMA
  • Hannah King – Missoula – USMA
  • Finleigh Schrichte – Missoula – USNA, USMMA
  • Clara Graveley – Avon – USNA
  • Andrew Purcell – Hamilton – USNA
  • Tyler Brown – Billings – USNA
  • Cooper Freitag – Billings – USAF
  • Daniel Mattingly – Billings – USMA
  • Tobias Ottenbacher – Billings – USMA

U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale:

  • Cooper Freitag, Billings West High School – U.S. Air Force Academy 
  • Tobias Ottenbacher, Rocky Mountain College – U.S. Air Force Academy 
  • Aeden Bingham, Charles M. Russell High School – U.S. Naval Academy 
  • Tyler Brown, Billings West High School – U.S. Naval Academy 
  • Heath Drivdahl, Hobson High School – U.S. Military Academy 

U.S. Senator Jon Tester:

  • Kyle Alexander – United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • John Beurer – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Aedan Bingham – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Tyler Brown – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Kayla Candelaria-Dusek – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Alicia Dale – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Katie Dolence – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Cooper Freitag – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Ryan Galyen – United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Keatin Hertz – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Beckett Johnson – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Hannah King – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Afton Lambrecht – United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Carter Liwosz – United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Daniel Mattingly – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Seth McKamey – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Tobias Ottenbacher – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Andrew Purcell – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Finleigh Schrichte – United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Mason Seibel – United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
  • Colter Sienkiewicz – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Cameron Taylor – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Pi Taylor – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy
  • Alec Wells – United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States
  • Military Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy

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