Each year, as part of his Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch is asked to present one or two exemplary candidates from the 9th Congressional District for admission to the
"Chris came highly regarded by the Navy and by his professors at UMass Dartmouth. He is exceptional, and we expect great things from him. I’m very proud to make this nomination. These are challenging times for our nation's military, and after visiting
Congressman Lynch and his Congressional Liaison for Military Affairs, Bob Fowkes, examined each candidate's academic record, athletic achievements, extra-curricular activities and letters of recommendation. After the extensive review process, Christopher O’Brien was selected as someone whose character and love of his country put him at the top of an impressive group of candidates.
Congressman Lynch said, "This was a very competitive process because of the large number of outstanding candidates from our district. Chris is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Lawrence and Lois O’Brien. I know that he will make an extraordinary addition to the United States Armed Forces. The O’Brien family, as well as the town of
Congressman Lynch encourages all high school juniors interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies to contact Mr. Robert Fowkes in his Boston Office at (617) 428-2000.