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First Call - September 11, 2019
 
               
 
 

In Memoriam

In Memoriam
 

On this day in particular we remember and honor the 104 members of the Long Gray Line who lost their lives as a result of the attack against our country on September 11, 2001, or who have given their lives in the defense of freedom while fighting the Global War on Terrorism. Be Thou At Peace.

WPAOG 150th Anniversary Celebration

  Oldest Living Grad MG Neil Van Sickle '38 with FlatCullum
   

In the most recent sighting of Flat Cullum, we caught him with USMA’s Oldest Living Graduate, Maj Gen Neil D. Van Sickle USAF(R), Class of 1938! You can continue following the adventures of Flat Cullum and read daily On This Day facts as we enter the last quarter of our 150th Anniversary Celebration year. The upcoming Fall issue of West Point magazine will include a feature on Flat Cullum photos we’ve received, as well as the modern-day history of the Association and how we continue to serve West Point and the Long Gray Line in the 21st Century.

Honorable Living Stand Down Day 9/9

  Honorable Living Stand Down Day 9/9
   

On September 9, cadets, staff, faculty and coaches came together at Trophy Point to hear opening remarks for the start of Honorable Living Stand Down Day. Honorable Living Stand Down Day showcases how future leaders have a shared understanding of how to identify, discuss, and address the complex problems associated with sexual assault and sexual harassment. Read more.

USMA 2021 Exchange Cadets Affirm

  USMA 2021 Exchange Cadets Affirm
   

Fourteen cadets from the USMA Class of 2021 who are studying off post at exchange programs at USAFA and USNA took part in Affirmation Ceremonies hosted by the West Point Society of Pikes Peak and the West Point Society of Annapolis. The 50-year affiliate Class of 1971 was represented in Colorado by COL (Ret) David 'Scott' Hutchison, LTC(R) Gordy Dietrich and LTC(R) Tom Martin who presented the 1971/2021 class coins to the cadets. MG(R) Dan York '81 was the guest speaker. In Annapolis, WPSOA President Steve Heinecke '77 began the ceremony by explaining the significance of the Affirmation Ceremony. Frank Kendall '71, former Under Secretary of Defense, was the guest speaker, who then administered the Oath of Affirmation to the cadets, after which members of the Class of 1971 presented them with commemorative class coins.

SACC is Coming to San Antonio, TX 11/14-15

  SACC is Coming to San Antonio, TX 11/14-15
   

If you are considering a career transition, a new job field, or just exploring your options, don’t miss the Service Academy Career Conference November 14-15 in San Antonio, TX.

  • 60% of SACC candidates have on-site interviews during the conference.
  • 75% of SACC candidates have follow up interviews.
  • You must register no later than November 1 by 5pm ET to have your one-page resume included in the SACC Candidate Resume Book. (If you register between November 1- 8, your resume will NOT be in the printed SACC Candidate Resume Book but recruiters WILL have electronic access.)
Register online 24/7. Email the WPAOG Career Services team for help in preparing for the SACC or go to our website for online resources.

Fall into Style!

  Fall into Style!
   

The leaves changing, and the weather is getting cooler at West Point. Stay warm with our newest Army West Point gear, like our Under Armour Pique Hoodies for men and women. These hoodies are stylish and comfy, making the best combination this fall. Also available in youth styles (not pictured). Shop today at WPAOGGiftShop.com, or by phone at 800.426.4725. Go Army, Beat Everyone!

9th Annual LEADS Workshop in Detroit

  9th Annual LEADS Workshop in Detroit
   

The West Point Society of Michigan and the West Point Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (ODIEO) hosted the 9th annual Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM workshop in Detroit on September 6. The daylong conference included LTG Darryl A. Williams ’83, 60th Superintendent, as the keynote speaker along with featured speaker Ron Hall ’91, CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, ranked the largest African American owned Detroit Area business by Crain’s Detroit magazine. Donations to the Superintendent’s Diversity & Inclusion Endowment make it possible for LEADS Workshops to increase the awareness and competitiveness of minority and economically disadvantaged populations preparing for college, with community visits and engagement programs. Read more.

Hacking for Defense: Finding Solutions to DOD Problems

  Hacking for Defense: Finding Solutions to DOD Problems
   
For two weeks it was pedal to the metal. Given a problem on day one, 35 cadets divided into seven teams were given 10 days to network with industry experts, fully define the problem they’d been assigned and develop a viable solution. The course, called “Hacking for Defense” (a graduate-level course currently taught at 22 universities throughout the country) was taught at USMA for the first time this summer. Typically taught as a semester-long course lasting 10 weeks, West Point compressed the entire process into a 10-day summer course. Full story.

Stay in Touch with West Point & the Long Gray Line

There’s so much great news about West Point and the Long Gray Line that we often can’t include it all in First Call. But you can make sure you never miss a story: a digest of all the news posted on WPAOG’s website can be delivered directly to your email inbox. Just visit the news page you are interested in and subscribe. The link is right at the top of each page. Grad News is all about the Long Gray Line, and USMA & Cadet News highlights the Corps and the Academy. Grads can also access Class Notes online, and follow WPAOG on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

 

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Follow WPAOG on Instagram!

  Follow WPAOG on Instagram!
   

Stay up to date on the latest West Point alumni news this fall while helping us reach our goal of 10,000 Instagram followers! From exclusive photography to information on upcoming alumni events, like and share our posts and videos with fellow Old Grads. Plus, in celebration of our 150th anniversary, follow our “On This Day” feature posts highlighting the history and accomplishments of the Long Gray Line.

Army Navy Tailgate Sponsorships Still Available

  Army Navy Tailgate Sponsorships Still Available
   

All of our exclusive “Suite Life” sponsorship packages have sold out, but there are still packages remaining which provide sponsors with game tickets, tailgate tickets and parking passes in addition to great promotional opportunity for your business. See our sponsorship brochure for full details.

Calling All West Point Authors!

  Calling All West Point Authors!
   

Reserve your space in the Winter 2020 West Point Authors Bookshelf, a specially-priced advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the latest West Point Bookshelf in the Summer 2019 issue to discover and support these books. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Update Your Register of Graduates Biography

  Update Your Register of Graduates Biography
   

Our 150th Celebration year is a good time to update your career biography in the Register of Graduates. All graduates are now able to review their biographies and submit updates online! We need all graduates to help us continue the project initiated by General George W. Cullum, Class of 1833, to chronicle the careers and service to the nation of all West Point graduates.

 
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