Justice Jaime Tijerina & Judge Ernest Aliseda Reappointed to Military Academy Selection Board

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Justice Jaime Tijerina and Judge Ernest Aliseda

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McAllen, Texas — Justice Jaime Tijerina and Judge Ernest Aliseda have been reappointed to the United States Service Academies Nominations Board by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. 

The Nominations Board oversees the review of hundreds of enrollment applications and make recommendations for admission. “I am looking forward to working again with Judge Aliseda and others in recommending for selection to Senator Cruz those individuals that will be in the best future military leaders,” Justice Jaime Tijerina said.

Judge Aliseda, is the Legal Counsel for DHR Health, a recently retired Lieutenant Colonel and former Army Trial Judge in the U.S. Army Reserve, former State District Judge for both the 139th and 398th State District Courts, and a current Municipal Judge for the City of McAllen. He is also a former member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, State Bar Director and currently a sustaining fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a fellow in the College of the State Bar of Texas. 

Justice Tijerina, a Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve who served tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General Corps. Previously, Tijerina served as State District Judge of the 464th District Court, the 93rd District Court and the 92nd District Court In Hidalgo County. He was the elected County Attorney of Kenedy County for 12 years and served as a City Attorney for the City of Mission. Justice Tijerina is fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of The Texas Prosecutor’s Society.  

“I’m honored to serve in this capacity alongside a respected and honorable jurist, Justice Tijerina. I look forward to making recommendations on applicants who will serve our country with distinction, “ said Judge Ernest Aliseda.

The U.S. Service Academies — which include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy — are some of the most selective schools in the country; three of the four are ranked among the 40 top American colleges in 2018, according to Forbes.com.

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