Four Salt Lake-area men have received appointments or reappointments by Sen Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to military academies.
Kenneth Earl Poorman, 21, Salt Lake City, has been appointed to the U.S Naval Academy at Annapolis. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1985 with a 3.8 grade point average and currently maintains a 3.7 GPA at the University of Utah. He spent 1 1/2 college semesters in Japan on scholarship as an exchange student.Mark Lloyd Tippens, 18, Salt Lake City, was nominated by Hatch to the U.S Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Tippens is a recent graduate of Judge Momorial High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the school's honor roll and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. He also was on the varsity track team and in the marching band, pep band and jazz ensemble.
Daniel Mark Gillespie, 22, Sandy, received a reappointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Gillespie is currently serving an LDS mission in Italy and is scheduled to return in August. He was enrolled in the academy from 1984 to 1986.
Richard Daniel Kemp, 22, West Jordan, recently returned from an LDS mission in Switzerland and has also been given a reappointment to the Air Force Academy. Kemp has completed two years at the academy where he earned a position on the Dean's list with a 3.9 GPA. During his previous ecademy experience he was also awarded the Best Speaker trophy, was his squadron's Element Clerk and received five letters of recommendation for his academic work.