WPAOG, MWI Dedicated New Class of 1974 Podcast Recording Studio  

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On April 19, the West Point Association of Graduates and the Modern War Institute dedicated the Class of 1974 Modern War Institute Podcast Series and Recording Studio. Located on the fifth floor of Washington Hall, the studio will be the new home for the MWI Podcast. The podcast series, established in 2016, is the flagship podcast of the Modern War Institute, and serves to foster intellectual dialogue and provide insights into pressing issues facing military professionals, policymakers, scholars, and the general public.  

Hosted by MWI team members and guest experts from various fields, the podcast explores a variety of subjects, including military strategy, emerging technologies, geopolitical trends, historical lessons, and the human dimensions of warfare. Featuring interviews with military leaders, academics, analysts, authors, and other thought leaders, each episode offers unique perspectives and insights into complex security challenges.  

The podcast aims to educate, inform, and stimulate critical thinking about contemporary security issues while promoting a better understanding of the complexities of modern warfare. This podcast medium allows MWI to extend its reach beyond the classroom or conference room to influence a far wider audience; now, any listener has access to understanding the dynamics shaping modern conflict and security. 

During the dedication ceremony, MWI, in collaboration with WPAOG, welcomed esteemed guests, including GEN (R) Martin Dempsey ’74, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Deanie; GEN (R) Walter Sharp ’74, former United Nations Commander; COL (R) John Martin ’74, West Point Class Leader, and his wife Marsha; MG Lori Robinson ’94, 80th Commandant of the U.S. Corps of Cadets; COL Patrick Sullivan, Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point; and COL (R) Mark Bieger ’91, President and CEO of West Point Association of Graduates, accompanied by his wife Amy. 

“The success of this transformational class gift relies upon support from the entire class of ‘74—Pride of the Corps, indeed!” Bieger said during the ceremony. “We are grateful for the class members here today and know that you represent the many who helped make this Margin of Excellence gift possible. I look forward to welcoming you back for your 50th reunion in August and to extending our appreciation to your entire class of 1974, illustrious members of the Long Gray Line.”  

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