“Gabriela is a remarkable young woman in whom the U.S. Army sees enormous promise, and I am very proud to have nominated her to the United States Military Academy at West Point,” said Senator Menendez. “Gabriela and all of New Jersey’s young people who will enroll in our nation’s military academies possess exceptional talents and abilities. But what makes me most proud is their personal choice to use their abilities in the service of their country. I am grateful to all of them for their sense of duty as Americans, and wish them God’s speed as they set off to meet the challenges ahead.”
PHOTO 084 ID from left: Hugo Barrera (father), Silvia (mother), Gabriela Barrera, Sen. Menendez, U.S. Navy Capt. Jean O’Brien who helped with the candidate screening process.