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Leaving a Lasting Legacy at West Point with Carl Owens ‘78 and Kafi Joseph ‘03

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This episode features an interview with Carl Owens ‘78, and Kafi Joseph ‘03. Carl and Kafi talk about the changes in diversity over time at the academy, the importance of cultivating community through clubs and programs, and the strong legacies they left behind at West Point.

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Carl has over 30 years of experience as a proven Army leader with extensive management and hands-on experience gained by serving in numerous critical acquisition positions that provided direct support to the Warfighters.

Kafi is currently the Chief of Staff for Metro DC at Accenture. Previously, she led sports, military, manufacturing, and strategy teams in four different countries. She’s an Army veteran, certified project management professional, an M.B.A. graduate from Georgetown University and an M.S. graduate in systems engineering from George Washington University.

In this episode, Carl and Kafi talk about the changes in diversity overtime at the academy, the importance of cultivating community through clubs and programs, and the strong legacies they left behind at West Point.

Episode Timestamps

(02:12) Backgrounds and introductions
(05:47) Experiences attending West Point
(22:29) Diversity over time at the academy
(30:15) Community through programs and clubs
(37:11) Leaving a lasting legacy at West Point
(48:51) Last thoughts and parting advice

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