ARMY BEATS NAVY 21-17, Next Stop: Heart of Dallas Bowl Game


On Dec. 10, Army fans around the world celebrated the long-awaited victory over Navy, ending Navy’s 14-year unbeaten streak. Army completes its 2016 season with a trip to the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl to face North Texas on Dec. 27 at 12pm ET. The bowl game will be Army's first since 2010 and will be played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Tickets are still available, and you can find information about hotel rooms and the Army tailgate on our website. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Class of 2016 Celebrates December “Old Grads”

West Point December Graduation 2016

On December 16, 24 cadets became the newest members of the Long Gray Line. As the December Class of 2016 received their diplomas, Mr. Robert Cresci, from their 50-year affiliate Class of 1966, presented each graduate with their 2LT bars. "Hats off" to the most recent West Point graduates! Story and photos.

Brennan ’08 & Donnelly ’09 Selected as Take Point Fellows


Andrew Brennan ’08 and Brian Donnelly ’09 have been selected as part of a class of ten 2016 Atlantic Council Take Point Fellows. Take Point offers post-9/11 generation veterans a pathway to civilian careers as nonprofit and thought leaders where they can continue to support American national security and address global challenges. The program features a world-class curriculum of hands-on skills training, public events and speaking opportunities where fellows can distinguish themselves as intellectual entrepreneurs, and an exclusive retreat in partnership with Boulder Crest where fellows will have the opportunity to connect directly with senior officials in an off-record setting to discuss pressing foreign policy and veterans’ topics. More.

It’s Not Too Late to Join the Superintendent’s Circle!

  Cadet at Desk

Make a gift of $1,000 or more before December 31 to the Superintendent’s Annual Fund or the West Point Parents Fund and become a member of the Superintendent’s Circle. Superintendent’s Circle members take a leading role in strengthening the Margin of Excellence and in sustaining West Point as a leader in all endeavors. Members receive invitations to Projects Day, the Superintendent’s Circle Tailgate, and other exclusive events. Become a leader—join the Superintendent’s Circle today!

Leverage WPAOG’s Career Services in 2017

  WPAOG SACCentral

If you are planning a career transition in the New Year, we have the resources to help! Service Academy Career Conferences (SACCs) are a great opportunity to leverage the joint Academy Alumni network at the ONLY military career fairs exclusively for Federal Service Academy graduates. The next SACC is Feb. 23-24 in Savannah, GA.  You should also log into your SACCentral account to search and apply for job opportunities, as well as network with fellow Service Academy alumni. If you are looking to hire service academy graduates, contact careers@wpaog.org for information about employer opportunities.

Stay Connected in 2017 with the WPAOG online Calendar

Click here to find out what’s happening in your region or check the schedule of your favorite Army West Point Athletic Team. The online calendar offers a large variety of filters so you can specify event types and event location. There is also a feature which offers you several ways to subscribe to the calendar so you are kept current on new events, and can save them to your own calendar! Email us for assistance or questions about the calendar.


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General Franks’ Farewell Message to the Corps: Fulfill Trust

  GEN Franks Farewell

After graduating from USMA in 1959, GEN (R) Frederick M. Franks ’59 served for more than 35 years. Since 1999, he has been the Class of 1966 Chair and Visiting Scholar of the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME). On Nov. 1, Franks’ 80th birthday, his career came full circle as he bid a soldier’s farewell to the Corps. “Gen. Fred Franks has done more to advance the Army profession than anyone I know,” Superintendent LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr. ’75 said during Franks’ farewell dinner. “His drive, his commitment to excellence, and his passion for our Army has never faltered. He is, above all, a Soldier.” Story. Read full text of Franks’ remarks.

Athletics Feature: The Strength of the First Captain


First Captain Hugh McConnell ’17 not only has his responsibilities to the Corps, but he is also a vital member of the strength team and acts as a Strength Coach to the Army West Point sprint football squad. Story and video.

New Vegas Golden Knights NHL Team Name Revealed by Foley ‘67

  Veges Golden Knights

Five months to the day that Las Vegas was awarded an expansion team, owner Bill Foley ’67 revealed its identity. "I wanted to have a successful name and a successful logo, and we've done that," Foley said. "This logo, it exudes everything I'm proud of and everything I believe in, in terms of creating this team and this culture we're going to have around this team." Read more about the Vegas Golden Knights, the first major league professional sports franchise for Southern Nevada.

Order Your Register of Graduates Today!


The 75th Edition of the Register of Graduates & Former Cadets, the most historic publication of the West Point Association of Graduates, has been comprehensively updated in a new, limited edition. This ultimate West Point reference book is a wealth of information on all 72,413 West Point Graduates from 1802-2015, including 218 graduating class mottos and crests, West Point ancestry, USMA leadership, Medal of Honor Graduates and more! Deluxe clothbound edition with exclusive map endpapers. Makes a great gift. Order yours today at the WPAOG Gift Shop!

2017 Edition of TAPS Now Available


TAPS, the official memorial magazine of the Long Gray Line, contains the fascinating and inspiring life stories of West Point graduates. Advance orders for the 2017 edition may now be placed online.

A limited number of copies of the 2016 edition are still available for purchase. Please call 845.446.1545 to order now. 

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year from WPAOG

  WPAOG Staff

From our fabulous Holiday Sweater party to yours, WPAOG wishes you and yours a joyful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!  We look forward to serving you in 2017!

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