Two active duty West Point graduates were recently selected by The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation as members of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2024. Over the next three years, these exceptional officers will complete language training and pursue graduate studies at foreign universities around the world on full scholarships. The newly selected Scholars are CPT Bryce E. Greene ’13, who will study in Bucharest, Romania; and CPT Adam K. Irons ’14, who will study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
These two officers join 146 other West Point graduates who have been selected as Olmsted Scholars since 1960, many of whom later attained important positions of senior leadership in the Army. To date, West Point ranks second among all undergraduate institutions in the United States in the number of Olmsted Scholars selected. Notable Olmsted Scholars include Ambassador and GEN (R) John P. Abizaid ’73, former Commander, U.S. Central Command; and LTG (R) Patrick J. Donahue ’80, former Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces Command. The Olmsted Scholar Program was established by MG (R) George H. Olmsted, who was the First Captain of the Class of 1922 and a major benefactor to West Point.