Congressman Johnson announces Service Academy Appointment for Ryan Fiechtner

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Ryan Fiechtner of Aberdeen will be attending the United States Naval Academy, where he plans to study Nuclear Engineering and eventually lead a team that designs, maintains, and safely operates a nuclear reactor aboard an aircraft carrier or submarine. Ryan played the mellophone, French horn, and trumpet at Central High School, and hopes to join the Bugle and Drum Corps at USNA. A Rensselaer Medal recipient for outstanding math and science grades, Nick was also a member of his high school debate team and worked several jobs.

Ryan has known since middle school that he wanted to pursue a career in the nuclear field. “As I was researching what was involved and the requirements [of the Naval Academy], I thought the opportunity to pursue my dream career and serve my country at the same time was the best thing I could do for myself and for America.” Upon graduation from a service academy, there is mandatory military service; rather than calling it a “requirement,” Ryan believes it as an honor to take his talents and knowledge to serve his country the best way he can.