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WPAOG Names Todd Browne ’85 as New President & CEO

 
   

The WPAOG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that COL(R) Todd Browne ’85 has been named as the Association's new President and CEO. Browne has served as WPAOG's COO since 2014, and succeeds COL(R) Robert L. “Bob” McClure ’76, President and CEO since 2007, who will retire from WPAOG on June 30.

West Point Association of Graduates Board Chairman LTG(R) Larry R. Jordan ’68, said, “Since Bob’s retirement plans were announced last August, the Board of Directors of the West Point Association of Graduates has been engaged in an intensive search to identify his successor.  The Search Committee evaluated nearly 40 qualified candidates, and the final decision was challenging, as each possessed notable strengths and abilities. We believe that Todd Browne is superbly prepared for the responsibilities of leading the Association of Graduates and will be able to step in and be effective immediately. With his two decades of experience at West Point, serving in Admissions, on the faculty, as Director of Academy Advancement, and recently as Chief Operating Officer of WPAOG, he understands all facets of the Academy and its graduates.”  Read full press release.

WPS-Tallahassee Going for a Ride

 
   

Eight rising yearlings and three USMA faculty members representing the History and Law departments will be travelling to Thomasville, GA on May 23, 2016 for a West Point Civil Rights Staff Ride. According to Wayne Lambert Jr. ’84, members of the West Point Society of Tallahassee are invited to attend some of the events the cadets will experience, including a visit to the grave of Henry O. Flipper, Class of 1877, USMA’s first African-American graduate, as well as a tour of the Black History Museum in Thomasville.

Mark your Calendars for the 2016 All Academy Challenge!

 
   

From June 1-7, West Point will participate in the 3rd annual All Academy Challenge, competing against USAFA, USCGA, USMMA, and USNA to achieve the highest percentage of alumni giving participation. During the 7-day challenge, graduates will receive a series of emails and updates, similar to last year, encouraging participation by making a gift of any size to any Margin of Excellence fund. For more information, visit AllAcademyChallenge.com or contact Emily Bitteker, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at Emily.Bitteker@wpaog.org. GO ARMY!

What to Do; Where to Go

Have you checked out WPAOG’s Society Events webpage recently? Whether you are looking to meet grads in your area for a book signing, golf outing, dinner gathering, happy hour or something else, this webpage covers it all. You can also catch up on all the happenings at West Point Societies by visiting the WPAOG’s Society News webpage. Check them both out today!

 

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Nothing More American

 
   

The West Point Society of the District of Columbia and the Parents Club of Maryland, DC, and Virginia are hosting an afternoon at Nationals Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies. WPSDC Young Grads will host a pre-game social in the BullPen (Half Street Fairgrounds) and the Alumni Glee Club will sing the National Anthem before the game. Can’t make it? Sponsor a cadet to attend the game in your stead!

Order Your West Point Register of Graduates Today!

 
   

After a five year hiatus, the 75th Edition of the Register of Graduates & Former Cadets is here! The book that started it all has been comprehensively updated in a new, limited edition. More history, more tradition, more Long Gray Line than ever before! Inside is a wealth of information on service to the nation by all 72,413 West Point Graduates since 1802, including 218 graduating classes, West Point family ancestry, USMA leadership, Medal of Honor Graduates and more! Order yours today at the WPAOG Gift Shop!

Jour des Fondateurs à Paris

 
   

On March 19, 2016, the relatively small but vibrant West Point Society of Paris hosted a Founders Day Dinner at the historic L’École Militaire, where Napoleon was once a student, in the heart of Paris. Fifty-seven attendees were on hand to say, “Joyeux anniversaire, Académie Militaire des Etats-Unis!” including three potential future cadets, five international civilian and military students from L’Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (a prestigious institute for the study of French national defense), and BG Laurent Kolodziej of the French Army, who was the event’s guest speaker. The enjoyable evening concluded with BG(R) James Dickey ’63 leading everyone in a rousing rendition of “The Alma Mater.”

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