Update Your Profile

Stay up to date with all West Point news and stay connected with fellow grads


Update your Register Entry

Cullum Files

historical records

Class Notes

login required, available to graduates & widows

Click HERE to have West Point Cadet News emailed to you
You will be directed to a secure Feedburner Form - seperate from all WPAOG email systems

Submit stories and photos to News Guy.
Cadet News Archives searchable PDF: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


USMA & Cadet News RSS Feed
Cadets Present at the SMH Meeting
4/24/2018

Cadets Present at the SMH MeetingTwenty-two faculty and cadets presented papers and participated in panels at the Society for Military History's (SMH) annual meeting in Louisville, KY. The SMH meeting is the premiere conference for scholars engaged in the study of military history. Faculty and cadet participation highlighted the outstanding scholarship produced by the Department's members, exposed participants to the latest trends in historical research, and built connections across academic institutions and the professional military enterprise.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen to Attend USMA
4/24/2018

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Jessica Baeder to Attend USMAMiss America's Outstanding Teen announces that its national titleholder, Jessica Baeder, has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. "In joining the Long Gray Line, I am honored to continue the military legacy of my father, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who all served in the military," says Baeder. "This has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl."

Baeder was especially influenced by her father, Patrick, who was an Army Ranger and was serving with the much-celebrated 10th Mountain Division in New York when she was born. Her grandfather was a career soldier in the U.S. Army Special Forces and a founding member of the elite Delta Force unit, where he served for more than 35 years, with an additional decade of service with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Baeder, an 18-year-old honors student at Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, will attend the Academy this fall for military leadership training and plans to pursue an engineering degree with an emphasis on biomedical sciences. Full Story »

Softball Captures Win in Series Finale
4/24/2018

CDT Macey Newbary '20The Army West Point softball team captured a 3-2 Patriot League win over Holy Cross in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Freshman Field. The Black Knights (21-23, 6-6 Patriot League) and Crusaders (11-26, 4-8 Patriot League) were both limited to five hits apiece. For Army, Carrie Reilly had the most success, tallying a pair of base knocks in four at-bats. In the circle, Macey Newbary came on in relief for Courtney Springman in the third and earned the win. She fanned three and gave up just two runs on four hits in five innings of work. Army captured its 70th win all-time against Holy Cross. Newbary picked up her fifth win of the season. Reilly extended her hitting streak to 13 games. She crossed home multiple times in a game for the fourth time this season. Lacey Swafford tallied a hit for the eighth straight game. It was the seventh time this season that the Black Knights stole multiple bases in a single game. Amelia Trotter stole her 11th base of the season and is a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts. Kristen McPeek and Izzy Gates each picked up a hit for the third consecutive game. Read More

EECS Balloon Launch Reaches 98,835 Feet
4/24/2018

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science's (EECS) Black Knight Satellite capstone team in conjunction with the West Point Astronomy Club launched their payload from a high-altitude balloon on April 21, 2018 from General George Clinton Park in Bainbridge, NY. The purpose of the launch was to verify the functionality of both the small satellite equipment payload and the West Point W2KGY Ground Station for use in future small satellite space missions. The payload, consisting of a Geiger Counter and small satellite power and communications subsystems, reached a max altitude of 98,835 feet over Shenandoah, NY before breaking The payload then parachuted back to Earth and travelled south east before landing in the backyard of a residence in Easton, CT for a total distance of 132 miles from the launch point. The fastest recorded balloon speed was 140 MPH while it transited through the jet stream. To track the location, speed, and altitude of the balloon during flight, the team relied on amateur radio technology called Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) that allowed the balloon to transmit its location on 144.39MHz using the Cadet Amateur Radio Club's callsign W2KGY. The capstone team, using APRS, was then able to chase after the balloon and pinpoint its location to a tree in the backyard of a residence. After securing permission from the land owner to retrieve the balloon, the team recovered the payload and then discussed with the residents and their grandkids the scientific purpose of the balloon launch. The Black Knight Satellite capstone team is an interdisciplinary team consisting of cadets majoring in electrical engineering, computer science, and engineering management.

Photo: MAJ Sherburne and Cadets Johnson ’18, Kunze ’18, Perry ’18, and Pritchard ’18 pose with their recovered payload 2018 | 3D visualization of flight path of both the Astronomy Club balloon (top) and Black Knight Satellite balloon (bottom)

Three Cadets Garner First Team All-League Nods
4/24/2018

CDTs Johnny Surdick '19 Jon LaMonica '18 and David Symmes '18Three members of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team garnered First Team All-Patriot League honors, announced by the league on Monday. Johnny Surdick, Jon LaMonica and David Symmes were all voted to the first team. The Major Awards and All-League teams were voted on by the nine Patriot League head coaches who could not vote for their student-athletes and selves. Surdick and Symmes were selected to the first team for the second year in a row, while this is LaMonica's first postseason accolade. For the second straight year, Surdick, from Odenton, Md., led the Black Knights' defense in caused turnovers. He averaged 2.13 per game in conference games to rank third in the Patriot League and added 41 groundballs this season while guarding the opponent's biggest offensive threat each week. Surdick tallied four assists in 2018 which was a career-high. LaMonica, who hails from Cazenovia, N.Y., was a standout for the Black Knights this season with a team-leading 32 groundballs and 12 caused turnovers. He was a force on the wings during faceoffs alongside Surdick to help the team to a .522 faceoff percentage. The senior co-captain scored the first goals of his career this season and added an assist for a total of three points. LaMonica ranked tied for seventh in groundballs per game in the Patriot League at 4.00. Read More

Cadets Attend ANS Student Conference
4/24/2018

ANS Student ConferenceNuclear Engineering Majors traveled with Dr. Ken Allen to Gainesville, FL to brief their projects at the 2018 American Nuclear Society student conference at the University of Florida. CDT Reniel Dela Cruz '19 earned best overall paper in the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division for his paper presentation on "Monte-Carlo Criticality and Burn-up Analysis of Accident-Tolerant Fuel Cladding Designs for Pressurized Water Reactors." The conference was attended by over 300 undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the US and some international institutions as well. The papers and sessions were judged by members of academia, the nuclear industry, national laboratories among others. All of the cadets had excellent paper and poster presentations representative of their dedication to the development of their capstone designs and independent research projects.

Women's Tennis Beats Navy; 14th Patriot League Title
4/24/2018

Women's Tennis Beats Navy; 14th Patriot League TitleThe 2-seeded Army West Point women's tennis team took down top-seeded Navy, 4-2, in the Patriot League Women's Tennis Championship match Sunday at the Malek Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 21-6 on the season, while the Midshipmen capped their season at 27-6. After dropping the doubles point, Army clinched its 14th Patriot League title by winning four of the next five matches in singles play. This was the 11th time in league history the host school has won and the seventh time Army has captured the title on its home court in the current format. The Black Knights won their first championship since 2013 with all 14 coming under head coach Paul Peck. Rookie Ana Joyner received the John "Pat" Rooney Award, given to the tournament's most valuable player. The Las Cruces, N.M., native became the 20th Army player to win the award and is the first since Della Taylor in 2013. She finished the tournament 2-1 in singles action, clinching victories over Lafayette and Navy. Genevieve McCormick and Danna Funaro finished 3-0 in doubles matches for the tournament. Read More

CSCMO Hosts Secretary Ray DuBois
4/24/2018

CSCMO Hosts Secretary Ray DuBoisThe Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations (CSCMO) hosted Raymond DuBois, a senior adviser at CSIS, where he focuses on civil-military relations, the "Force of the Future" Initiative, national security strategy and joint professional military education. He previously served as acting Under Secretary of the Army from February 2005 to February 2006. Mr. DuBois engaged with cadets in multiple forums including an evening dinner discussion with the Cadet Community on Civil-Military Operations, lecturing several sections and serving in a panel with Dr. Edward J. Erickson, an Associate Professor of Military History at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Mr. DuBois spoke on a range of Civ-Mil topics including Civilian Control of the Military, the role of Civil-Military Operations in Vietnam and challenges for our current Defense Leadership.

Women's Rugby Wins Bowdoin 7s Tournament
4/24/2018

CDT Eleanor Burnett '21The Army West Point women's rugby team capped their weekend slate at the Bowdoin 7s Tournament undefeated, with victories over Harvard, Northeastern, University of Maine, and AIC. The Cadets advanced to the championship match, where they defeated the Crimson 17-12 to earn their third 7s tournament title this season. Yearling Sam Sullivan led Army offensively in the tournament with six tries on 30 points. Firstie Rebecca Stipp also notched four tries for the Black and Gold. Read More

Project Management in the Real World
4/24/2018

Project Management in the Real WorldProject Management cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering participated in a Professional Panel discussion titled, "Project Management in the Real World." The three panelists included Mr. Charles Mallory '85 and VP of Quality Operations for Endo Pharmaceuticals); Mr Timothy Leonard '85, USACE and Barracks Upgrade Program), and Ms. Kelsey Bishop (Manager with Secretariat International, consulting of construction projects). Cadets learned from the panelists’ real-world experiences, had a dynamic Q&A period, and then applied concepts from the panel discussion to the course material with a reflection essay.

Men's T&F with Strong Finish at Larry Ellis
4/24/2018

CDT Andre Vaughn '19The Army West Point men's track and field team finished day two of the Larry Ellis Invitational with solid performances. "Across the board I was happy with our speed power people. The guys in the high jump, Tyrese in the triple jump, and the sprint hurdle guys all looked good and put up some marks that are at or near the top of the Patriot League," said head coach Mike Smith. Track Events: Andre Vaughn placed second in the 100m dash with a time of 10.66. Kedrin Jefferson followed in sixth with his time of 10.80. Tyler Davis finished eighth clocking in at 10.82, and Ben Sims' time of 10.83 was good for ninth. Jefferson finished third in the 200m, clocking in at 21.53 and was followed by Vaughn in fourth at 21.55. Kevin Dyer placed seventh with his time of 21.80. Field Events: Jeff Giannettino won the high jump clearing a height of 2.04m. Bryce Samuel finished fifth with his height of 2.04m and Bernard Jenkins seventh with 2.00m. Bullen finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 6.83m. Tyrese Bender took third with 14.40m in the triple jump. Bradley Gibson placed eighth with 13.51m. Geoff Kirk placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 15.7.6m Kirk also placed third in the discus with a 52.01m toss. Kenneth Brinson placed ninth with his throw 46.76m. Read More

Prof. Melkon Represents USMA at ARCENT Conference
4/24/2018

Prof. Melkon Represents USMA at ARCENT ConferenceProfessor John Melkon of the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations (CSCMO) was a featured presenter representing UMSA at the United States Army Central Command Regional Land Forces Intelligence Symposium (USARCENT) in Tampa, Florida. The focus of the event was to promote greater understanding among partner nations. Thirteen Middle Eastern countries sent representatives to the Symposium ranging from First Lieutenants to Staff Major Generals. Mr. Melkon spoke on The Power of Information Sharing among Public Private Partnerships and urged greater cooperation among the allied nations to overcome operational challenges against hostile and aggressive nations in the region. The Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations is building an educational partnership with USARCENT that will include research contributions, internships and exercise/operational opportunities.

Cadet Brief to PEO-Ammo
4/24/2018

Cadet Brief to PEO-AmmoCadets Cari Jenkins and Tanner Andrews briefed their capstone project to Mr. John McFassel from PEO-Ammo. The project is to develop a comprehensive maintenance program for the APE 1236 incinerator. The APE 1236 incinerator is the Army's only demilitarization method for several types of munitions. The team was tasked to develop a maintenance program to assist PEO-Ammo in accurately logging and assessing maintenance to determine when major components of the incinerator need to be taken off line to repair and replace parts. There are five of these incinerators located throughout the US and Japan which makes the maintenance program very difficult to implement. The cadets developed a comprehensive excel based maintenance program which logs, assess and archives PMCS, maintenance and usage called the Incinerator Maintenance Program (IMP) model. In addition, they developed a user's manual for the operators.

On Point: A Baseball Bond
4/20/2018

CDT Cam Opp '19A young boy sits on his bed in his dorm room at Christ School in North Carolina trying to comprehend the devastating news his mother had just told him. His father, who was just 46 years old, had passed away. Army West Point left-handed pitcher Cam Opp was that young boy.

Losing a parent is never easy, especially when you're young. His father, Stuart, had just lost his battle with stage-4 stomach cancer. He fought for close to two years despite being misdiagnosed and given only six months to live.

To read more on Opp's bond with his father and the journey to West Point, Click Here.

USMA Gets First Invite to Stock Pitch Competition
4/20/2018

USMA Gets First Invite to Stock Pitch CompetitionMore than fifty women from sixteen top universities participated in the College of William & Mary's Mason School of Business Stock Pitch Competition. For the undergraduate women who came to compete, the event provided the direct, hands-on experience that will help them launch a career in an industry that is typically dominated by men. Sponsored by the Corbin Leadership Forum, West Point was represented by CDT Ellie Petersen '18 and CDT Eva Gould '19 with the coaching of MAJ Isaac Wisniewski and MAJ Yoonie Dunham. This was the first time that a service academy has been included in this highly selective by invitation only event.

Army-Navy Set for Epic Three-Game Series Showdown
4/20/2018

Army-Navy Set For Epic Three-Game Series ShowdownArmy West Point baseball and Navy will meet this weekend for three critical Patriot League games and their much-anticipated Star series. The two academies will meet Friday night under the lights of Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., before closing out the weekend with a doubleheader at West Point on Saturday. The baseball "Star" will be on the line during this series and will go to the overall winner of the three-game set. First pitch for Friday's game is slated for 6 p.m., while Saturday's twin bill kicks off at 3 p.m. Rich DeMarco and Bryan Price will be on each of the calls for the Patriot League Network. These two adversaries will meet for the 232nd time in their historic rivalry on Friday. The Mids currently hold a 120-111 edge on the all-time series but Army has already taken two of the team's five meetings this year with a doubleheader sweep at Camden Yards back on March 25. Army sits atop the conference standings but Navy follows closing behind in second. The Black Knights are currently riding a 10-game winning streak, with eight of those coming during league play. Jon Rosoff was recently tabbed the Patriot League Player of the Week after his impressive performances against Lafayette over the weekend. Read More

Cadets Host Lunch with MG(R) Castro
4/20/2018

Cadets Host Lunch with MG(R) CastroThe Civil Engineering Club hosted MG(R) Randall Castro, a retired engineer officer now working as a senior vice president at AECOM for a professional development lunch. General Castro spoke to a packed conference room of mostly firstie civil engineering majors about the lessons he's learned over a 30+ year career. He shared stories from his time as a battalion commander, Commandant of the Engineer School and Pacific Ocean Division commander. He offered practical advice to these soon-to-be second lieutenants about a balanced life and taking care of soldiers.

Graduate Scholarship Team Leads KLS Workshop
4/20/2018

Graduate Scholarship Team Leads KLS WorkshopFaculty from the West Point Graduate Scholarship Team led an "Open and Honest Teams" workshop for KSL selectees in the library. The workshop included a combination of group discussion and breakout sessions for the various summer leadership command teams (CBT1/2, CFT1/2, SGR1/2/3, A/ASLT, SLE and CCBT). The purpose of the workshop was multifaceted. The workshop allowed participants to "break the ice" and begin forming bonds with other members of their summer leadership team. Additionally, the workshop aimed to sharpen the techniques and appreciation for feedback and disclosure on high-performing teams. The workshop pushed cadets to express their excitement and fears surrounding their KSL role in the summer. Further, the workshop explored the distinction between resume and eulogy virtues and the ways in which a leader can stand out without alienating other members of his/her team. Based on these discussions, each workshop participant developed (and shared amongst their team) personal learning goals to carry with them throughout the summer.

Harvey Garners NWCA All-Academic Accolades
4/20/2018

CDT Ben Harvey '20Yearling Ben Harvey of the Army West Point wrestling team was named a National Wrestling Coaches' Association (NWCA) All-Academic honoree for his outstanding performance both on the mat and in the classroom. This is Harvey's second time being recognized for his academic accomplishments after earning an Academic Achievement Award from the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) last season. Awarded annually, the NWCA All-Academic team is comprised of 155 student-athletes. Five Division I champions made the team, while seven additional runners-up were included. In all, 42 All-Americans were All-Academic selections. Of the 155 individuals, 123 were at minimum NCAA Division I qualifiers, up from 115 a year ago. As an American Politics major, Harvey sports a 3.774 grade-point average through his three semesters at West Point, including a 3.884 GPA in the fall.

In his second season at Army, Harvey competed to a 22-11 record at 174 pounds while going 6-2 in duals. The New Palestine, Ind., native posted nine wins over ranked opponents on the year, including three against top-10 foes. He finished his first appearance at the NCAA Championships with a 4-2 record, becoming just the 15th wrestler in program history to record four or more wins at nationals. Harvey was also the first Army grappler to advance to the blood round since Matt Kyler did so in 2010 and the first to progress that far after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006.

Intro to Applied Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel Lab
4/20/2018

Intro to Applied Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel LabThe forty-seven cadets enrolled in Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics conducted a wind tunnel laboratory on the Civil and Mechanical Engineering's (CME) Aerolab Educational Wind Tunnel. Cadets first computed dynamic similarity parameters to ensure the experimental setup was appropriate for comparison to an Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Cadets collected experimental data for a National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) 2412 airfoil (shape of a wing or blade) and a custom CME-3D-printed airfoil while under a 15-minute time limit. In the lab upcoming report, cadets will compare theory to experiment, and later compare this data to that obtained in the C-182 flight laboratories.

Third History Department Trivia Night
4/20/2018

Third History Department Trivia NightThe third History Department Trivia Night of the semester was held at the First Class Club. As always, support from the cadets, staff, and faculty was excellent. The night was sponsored by the Directorate of Cadet Activities (DCA), the Association of Graduates (WPAOG), and the Office of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ODIA), to include gift cards to the winners, as well as apparel and other items in the raffle. Well over 150 cadets competed, on 33 teams (the largest ever turnout) battling over questions supplied by Prof. Matt McDonough, MAJ Nick Browning, and MAJ Greg Hope. "The Beerlin Airlift" were eventually declared as the winners in a sudden death playoff. The winning question was "What year was the first Army-Navy baseball game?" If you think you know the answer to this question come out and join in next time. Please come out to the next event held on May 9 at the First Class Club at 8pm. Staff and Faculty are always welcomed to form teams and come compete for bragging rights over their cadets.

Cadets Visit Harvard Business School
4/20/2018

Cadets Visit Harvard Business School Seventeen cadets and two officers traveled to Boston for the Investment Club's annual visit. The group visited Harvard Business School where cadets had the chance to learn about cases ranging from finance, to leadership and strategy. The cadets also completed a case study on considerations when buying a first home with Real Estate Professor Charles Wu. Additionally, cadets met with Marsh Carter '62, the former CEO of State Street Bank and Chairman of the Board of the NYSE. The cadets then spent time at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to learn about the business and financial ecosystem. While at BCG, cadets met with former academy graduates who now work as consultants. The veterans shared how their experiences as officers provided them with valuable skills for solving problems in business and spoke to the cadets about the importance of learning at every opportunity in the Army while focusing on being the best at their jobs as officers. Finally, the group visited Analytical Space, a startup co-founded by Justin Oliveira, a Harvard Business School graduate and NASA alumnus that makes small satellites with high data transfer rates. The cadets had a chance to meet the lead investor (Reed Sturtevant of The Engine) as well as speak to the founder to learn about the risks, challenges, and investing structures of startup companies.

Athletic Director's Update
4/20/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

Allbritton Selected as New ODIEO Chief
4/19/2018

Allbritton Selected as New ODIEO ChiefTerry L. Allbritton has been selected as the second Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (ODIEO) chief for the U.S. Military Academy. Allbritton replaces Donald Outing, currently vice president for Equity and Community at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Allbritton comes to USMA with a vast and varied experience in diversity and inclusion, including his 25 years of military service.

Allbritton is a graduate of Howard University, the Command and General Staff College, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute.

In April 2014, he received his certification from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for successful completion in the Diversity and Inclusion Master Game-Changer Course, and in April 2017, became certified as an emotional intelligence coach and trainer. Full Story »

Photo: (From left to right) Amos Maldonado, administrative assistant; Ellen Peterson, program coordinator; Terry L. Allbritton, chief diversity officer; and Lt. Col. Rodlin Doyle, Equal Opportunity Program manager

Cadets Attend Rochester Symposium for Physics Students
4/19/2018

Cadets Attend Rochester Symposium for Physics StudentsFour Cadets attended the Rochester Symposium for Physics Students in Brockport, NY with LTC Corey Gerving to present research to fellow undergraduate physicists. The symposium consisted of three sessions, each with two separate discipline-specific technical sessions. The conference was held on the campus of the State University of New York's Brockport campus. At the conference the cadets gave two presentations, attended the opening session, technical sessions and the conference reception. The presentations were: "Construction of a Magneto-Optical Trap to Cool Rubidium Atoms" by cadets Jafr Kazmi, Samir Streatfield, and Meaghan McGovern and "Establishing a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) analysis system at the United States Military Academy" by cadet Scott Nieboer. All of the cadet presentations were very well received for both their technical merit and quality of presentation.

Army Baseball Streak Hits 10 Straight
4/19/2018

CDT Cam Opp '19The Army West Point baseball team earned its 10th-consecutive win here Wednesday night thanks to a 6-3 victory over Holy Cross. The Black Knights remain atop the Patriot League standings with a 12-2 mark, while the Crusaders fall to 6-7 for fourth place in the conference. It was a pitcher's duel for much of the early going as the two starting hurlers allowed just two hits in the first three innings. The Cadets finally broke through in the fourth after Jon Rosoff was hit by a pitch with one out. John McKenna shifted him over to second following a single to right field to place two runners on base. The Crusaders registered the second out of the frame but during the ensuing at bat Rosoff advanced over to third on a passed ball. Trey Martin then beat out an infield single, which allowed the senior to score for the game's first run. One inning later the Black Knights tacked on three additional runs thanks to a big one-out double to left field. The Cadets earned three walks in the frame to load the bases for Rosoff, who posted his team-leading ninth double of the year. Read More

West Point Shares Civ-Mil Event with Princeton
4/19/2018

West Point Shares Civ-Mil Event with PrincetonEight cadets from the Cadet Community on Civil Military Operations travelled to Princeton University to attend the Defending Democracy Forum. The main issue was "Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information." The event was the fourth annual iteration of the Veteran's Invitational that was started with Yale in 2015 and hosted by West Point 2016-17. It is expected that veteran alumni from Harvard will sponsor the event in 2019. The cadets attended panels ranging from foreign policy and military operations, technological challenges, attacks through disinformation and propaganda, to the measures the United States could take to deter adversaries from sowing unrest. Keynote speakers included David Ignatius of the Washington Post and GEN(R) Michael V. Hayden, former CIA and NSA director.

Galyean, Miller Named to CSFL All-Academic Team
4/19/2018

CDTs Ty Galyean '18 and Brady Miller '17Firstie Ty Galyean and cow Brady Miller of the Army West Point sprint football team were named to the inaugural Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) All-Academic team, announced by the league Wednesday afternoon.

Student-athletes on the CSFL All-Academic team must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and are selected by each school's respective coaching staff for displaying exemplary performance in their academic coursework.

Galyean boasts a 3.72 grade-point average as a Civil Engineering major. The Rogers, Ark., native is a three-time All-CSFL honoree, including first team accolades each of the last two seasons. The senior co-captain was one of the top receivers for Army in 2017, posting a team-high 25 receptions for 319 yards and five touchdowns. For his career, Galyean hauled in 52 catches for 803 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Miller sports a 3.93 GPA while majoring in Military History. The Glen Rock, N.J., native split time under center throughout the 2017 season, going 37-for-61 through the air for 294 yards and five touchdowns. He added 30 rushes for 88 yards and a score on the ground.

The Black Knights open the 2018 season on Sept. 14 at Chestnut Hill with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Gagliano '87 Speaks to Leadership in Combat Cadets
4/19/2018

Gagliano '87 Speaks to Leadership in Combat CadetsMr. James A. Gagliano '87 was a guest speaker in COL Reed's Leadership in Combat class. Mr. Gagliano and he retired from the FBI, after 25 years of service, on December 31, 2015. His vast experiences in the FBI included work in organized crime, gangs, narcotics, and money laundering investigations. He was also a member of the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the FBI's elite counter-terror unit located in Quantico, VA, participating in numerous overseas deployments and high-risk tactical resolutions. Mr. Gagliano was awarded the FBI's Medal for Bravery, the FBI's second highest award for valor, for actions in June of 1993 while serving on the SWAT Team. He brought these experiences to the classroom as he shared the lessons he learned while operating in "in extremis" environments. This included thoughts on communication, building teams, inspiring others, overcoming adversity, and courage.

Astronomy Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History
4/19/2018

Astronomy Lecture at the American Museum of Natural HistorySpace & Astrophysics and the Astronomy Club participated in a joint trip section to the Amateur Astronomy Association's (AAA) of New York evening lecture at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The lecture was titled "The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and Others" and was given by Prof. Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Prof Pasachoff discussed the many nuances of the August 2017 total solar eclipse, and contextualized them in terms of other total and partial eclipses that have or will happen. As luck would have it, Dr. David Kraft, a former faculty member of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering hosted the event for AAA. A total of twenty-four cadets attended and were accompanied by LTC Diana Loucks and Dr. Paula Fekete.

Softball Sweeps Albany in Midweek Doubleheader
4/19/2018

CDT Taylor Drayton '21The Army West Point softball team trailed in a pair of games to Albany, but rallied back in both to secure two wins on Wednesday afternoon at the Army West Point Softball Complex. The Black Knights (20-21) combined for 17 hits in the twin bill against the Great Danes (19-12). Amelia Trotter continued to produce in the leadoff spot, batting 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBIs. Taylor Drayton was the team's primary run producer, driving in five of the Black Knights' nine runs on the day. She also belted a home run and went 4-for-6 at the dish. In the circle, Macey Newbary got the game one start and went a solid six innings, allowing just three runs on five hits. Newbary received a no decision though as the game was tied when she exited. Courtney Springman got the win in one perfect inning of relief. Read More

Battle of Antietam Near Sharpsburg Staff Ride
4/19/2018

Battle of Antietam Near Sharpsburg Staff RideNine faculty members and 55 cadets from the Department of History conducted a staff ride to analyze the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The participants not only investigated and scrutinized Union and Confederate tactics and decisions made on the 1862 battlefield, but evaluated the significance of the actions in altering the scope and purpose of the Civil War for the North. Along with stops at places that witnessed catastrophic American casualties such as the Cornfield, the Sunken Road, and Burnside Bridge, cadets and faculty visited Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, home to the infamous nineteenth-century federal arsenal that was captured by the Confederacy in the days leading up to the Battle of Antietam as well as by abolitionist John Brown in 1859.

Women's Lacrosse Makes Program History with Win
4/19/2018

CDT Rachel Hornick '18Fueled by a nine-goal second half, the Army West Point women's lacrosse team secured its first winning season in program history with a 15-8 victory over Colgate on Wednesday afternoon at Michie Stadium. With the win, the Black Knights improved to 9-6 with two games remaining in the 2018 season to lock up their first-ever season with a winning record. After conceding the first goal, Army caged six straight in less than 10 minutes to get out to a five-goal advantage. Manuela Cortes got things started for the Black Knights with her team-leading 23rd goal of the year before rookie Cameron Manor put the home side ahead with a man-up tally. Samantha Stewart, Megan Raftery and Rachel Hornick capped the 6-0 run with Hornick scoring the final two goals 1:14 apart. Read More

Dr. Salyer Reads at The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
4/19/2018

Dr. Salyer Reads at The Inferno of Dante AlighieriMatt Salyer of the Department of English and Philosophy was one of several writers invited to read at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (New York City) as part of The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A Reading. This annual event “takes place in the Crossing of the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators, visiting scholars, and Inferno regular readers.” Other readers featured included Princeton’s David Yezzi, Discovery Award-winner Meghan Maguire Dahn, Kate Tufts Award-winner Doug Anderson, Guggenheim Foundation fellow Rachel Hadas, and the Cathedral’s Poet-in-Residence, Marilyn Nelson. A National Book award finalist, Professor Nelson taught poetry to USMA Cadets in 2001 and looks forward to continued engagement with West Point.

Cadets Present at Annual UCONN Conference
4/18/2018

Cadets Present at UCONN ConferenceAs part of the Mounger Writing Center's ongoing effort to develop elite undergraduate scholars, three Cadet Writing Fellows presented papers at the annual UCONN Conference on the Teaching of Writing. Yearling cadets Hope Hack, Sam Reichenthal, and Philippe Sanchez each presented papers as part of a panel chaired by LTC Alan Brown and entitled "Re-Imagining Engagement and Multimodal Innovation in the Writing Center." Fellow conference participants consisted primarily of first-year writing faculty and/or graduate students from across the country; the cadets represented one of only two undergraduate panels at the conference. Each cadet explored ways to re-imagine writing center engagement strategies and enlarge how Writing Fellows see the "big picture" that new media and more varied "composing technologies" present. Following the presentations, the audience engaged the cadets in a thoughtful 30-minute dialogue, allowing the cadets to expand on their papers and exchange ideas.

Trotter Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week
4/18/2018

CDT Amelia Trotter '20Yearling right fielder Amelia Trotter was named the Army West Point Athletic Association (AWPAA) Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Trotter excelled in the leadoff spot during a 3-0 week for the Black Knights, compiling a .636 average (7-for-11), .667 on-base and 1.273 slugging percentage. The second-year outfielder belted a pair of homers, drove in four and crossed home six times while going a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases. In a Wednesday tilt against Iona, Trotter batted 3-for-4 with a run scored and tied her career high in stolen bases with three. Over the weekend, the Plano, Texas, native picked up her 30th hit and fifth double of the season in the opening game of a doubleheader against UMass-Lowell. She then erupted offensively in the second game, batting a perfect 3-for-3 with two dingers, a stolen base and a career-best four runs scored and four RBIs. At this point of the season, Trotter ranks third on the team in batting average (.308), hits (33) and doubles (5), while leading the team in home runs (4) and slugging percentage (.505). Read More

Black and Gold Leadership Forum Visits Washington D.C.
4/18/2018

Black and Gold Leadership Forum Visits Washington D.C.Cadets and faculty from West Point's Black and Gold Leadership Forum visited Washington D.C. Over the course of the visit the Cadets interacted with LTG Joseph Anderson, LTG West and GEN Milley. LTG Anderson, the Army G-3/5/7, gave a "State of the Army" brief, and led a conversation focused on leadership development, and what young leaders can do to improve their unit's readiness. After the brief from LTG Anderson, the cadets met with LTG Nadja West, the US Army's Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. In addition to completing a tour of the Pentagon, they also met with the US Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley. Following the visit to the Pentagon, all Black and Gold members visited the Capitol Building, where they were given a private tour and visited the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. At the CIA, cadets were given a tour of headquarters, and operations brief, and a tour of the CIA museum. Additionally, cadets met with dozens of USMA grads currently employed at the CIA. The panels with recent USMA graduates focused on leadership development, leading peers in challenging environments, and being a leader of character. The visit was incredibly impactful for all involved – Black and Gold members left D.C. inspired to continue their journey to becoming leaders of character for our Nation.

Allen Collects Patriot League Accolades
4/18/2018

CDT Melanie Allen '19Melanie Allen of the Army West Point women's tennis team collected Patriot League Female Player of the Week honors after leading the Black Knights to a 2-0 showing in the final week of the 2018 regular season. This the first time Allen has been recognized by the league this season and the second time in her career. The Cape Coral, Fla., native competed to a 2-0 record at the No. 2 singles position and went 1-1 in the top doubles flight against Lehigh and Boston U. She defeated Lehigh's Paula Gonzalez on Friday (7-5, 4-6, 6-4) and Boston's Remi Ramos (4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)) on Sunday to clinch the match versus the Terriers. It was Allen's first career win over a player from BU and it marked the second year in a row that Army beat the Terriers in the regular season finale after previously being winless in the first 13 meetings. Allen was one of three Cadets to go 2-0 in singles on the weekend, along with plebe Ana Joyner and cow Kirby Einck. She also set personal bests for singles wins in a season at 18, in addition to posting her first 20-win season in doubles action. The Black Knights begin postseason play by hosting the Patriot League tournament as the 2-seed from Thursday through Sunday at the Lichtenberg and Malek Tennis Centers. Army's first match will be on Friday in the quarterfinals against 7-seed Lafayette at 4 p.m.

BS&L Cadets Host S&P Executives
4/18/2018

BS&L Cadets Host S&P ExecutivesCadets and faculty from the department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership's (BS&L) Management major hosted executives and leaders from Standard and Poors (S&P) Dow Jones based in New York City. Most attendees were members of S&P's Veterans' affinity group, "Valor". S&P executives and leaders interacted with cadets and faculty through discussions on character, training and developing character, and balancing work/life commitments. All S&P visitors attended a military leadership class on team dynamics, and attended a brief by MAJ Yoonie Dunham.

Hockey Celebrates 2017-18 Team at Year End Banquet
4/18/2018

Hockey Celebrates 2017-18 Team at Year End BanquetIn front of the 2017-18 team, coaches, staff, family and friends, the Army West Point hockey team handed out awards at the annual banquet in Washington Hall. In addition to the team awards given out, the Black Knights announced Dalton MacAfee and Taylor Maruya as duo captains for the 2018-19 season. Yearling defender Alex Wilkinson was honored with the Henry "Hal" Beukema Award. The Beukema Award, which was initiated in 1955, is given each year in the memory of Maj. Beukema to the team's most valuable player. Wilkinson is the first defenseman to earn the award since Associate Head Coach Zach McKelvie received the honors in 2010. He is also just the 12th defenseman to garner the "Hal" Beukema Award in its 63 years. This season, Wilkinson was named the Atlantic Hockey Association's Best Defenseman. He led an Army defense that finished with the league's best penalty kill (.878) and the second-best scoring defense. The Raleigh, N.C., native ranked second in the league with 14 power play points including four goals on the man-advantage. The yearling was second on the team in game-winning goals with four and finished the regular season with 30 blocks and a +4 rating. He tallied four multi-point games on the year, while setting a career-high in points (3) at Bentley on Feb. 16. The award honors Henry "Hal" Beukema who died in a plane crash in 1954 after attaining the rank of major. The team MVP award has been given out every year since 1955 and is voted on by team members. Read More

Cadets Brief Capstone Results to SOCOM
4/18/2018

Cadets Brief Capstone Results to SOCOMTwo teams of cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering supported U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) throughout academic year 2018 as their firstie year capstone. They provided systems engineering support and research for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), a SOCOM project to build a powered exoskeleton for special operators. The two teams briefed their results to the SOCOM Acquisition Executive, Mr. Jim Smith '86 and TALOS Chief Engineer, COL Alex MacCalman '95. Cadets Allie Caudullo, Madison Jones, Josh Owen, and Corey Wilkinson, advised by Dr. Vik Mittal briefed "TALOS Objective Specifications and Technology Market Research." Cadets Fred Kamuzinzi, Shemar McCuller, Brendan McGuire, and Blake Warnock, advised by MAJ Steve Gillespie briefed "TALOS Behavioral Modeling in Support of System Verification." Both briefs were well received and provided TALOS with required systems engineering support.

COL Meyer Receives American Concrete Institute Award
4/18/2018

COL Meyer Receives American Concrete Institute AwardCOL Fred Meyer, Head of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME), was awarded the Cedric Willson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award at the Spring 2018 American Concrete Institute Conference in Salt Lake City. COL Meyer received the award in recognition for his many contributions to the knowledge base for concrete technology, and the effective transfer of this knowledge to students and others through research, professional papers, presentations, and standards development activities.

West Point Hosts Duathlon at Buckner
4/18/2018

West Point Hosts Duathlon at BucknerThe West Point Triathlon Team hosted the annual West Point Duathlon at Camp Buckner. Representing the Department of Systems Engineering were CPT Christine Krueger (Race Director) and CDT Madison Jones. The duathlon consisted of a 2-kilometer run followed by a 22-kilometer bike and concluded with a 5-kilometer run. Over 80 athletes braved the freezing temperatures representing over 10 schools from the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference as well as a few dozen local athletes. By completing this race, the collegiate athletes qualified to compete in USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals held later this month at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Cadets Earn Distinguished Delegate Honors at NUMAL
4/17/2018

Cadets Earn Distinguished Delegate Honors at NUMALCadets of the USMA Model Arab League club traveled to Georgetown University in the nation's capital to compete in the National University Model Arab League competition (NUMAL), representing the Republic of the Sudan. Cadets debated in sessions of the Joint Defense Council, Council on Palestinian Affairs, Council on Political Affairs, Council of Arab Social Affairs, Council of Arabic Economic Affairs, Council of Environmental Affairs, and a Special Council on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Cadets Jacqueline Parga '19 and Jordan Lawson '21 earned Distinguished Delegate Honors for their skillful representation in the Joint Defense Council. The club qualified for the National University competition at the Northeast Regional Competition held in Boston, MA. Graduating members from the Class of 2018 include Cadet-in-Charge Joseph Bosse, Kai Kizzie, Macauley Hoyt, Jonathan Lee, Joseph Conroy, and Saud bin Saud – their knowledge and experience will be missed. Cadets Jacqueline Parga '19 and Joel Macklin '19 assume the mantel of leadership of the club as it turns its attention to recruiting new members to replace the Class of 2018 cohort.

Cadets Trek Through the Sahara Desert
4/17/2018

Cadets Trek Through the Sahara DesertCadets studying abroad in Morocco ventured into the Sahara Desert on a program-sponsored visit to the village of Merzouga. They experienced first-hand the cultural distinctions between North and South Morocco, Moroccans of Arab descent and those mainly populated by the country's native people, the Amazigh. As part of the cultural excursion, the cadets learned a couple of Tamazight phrases and tasted khobz medfouna, the area's traditional dish.

Photo: A guide leads Cadets and their classmates from AMIDEAST on a trek near Merzouga in the Sahara Desert of southern Morocco

Cadets Shadow Physicians at Walter Reed Medical Center
4/17/2018

Cadets Shadow Physicians at Walter Reed Medical CenterThirty-four cadets from the West Point Pre-Medical Society (WPMMS) traveled to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to shadow physicians in an array of specialties. This annual opportunity allows cadets to gain invaluable shadowing experience that is required in their future applications to medical school. For two full days cadets directly experience the rigors of the hospital work environment and learn specific skills of various specialties. The third day of the trip consisted of tours, including cadaver labs, and admissions speeches at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Georgetown School of Medicine. Additionally, a select group of cadets attended a reception at Georgetown, where they met MG(R) Joseph Caravalho, former Chief Medical Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and currently the president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Rosoff Garners Player of the Week Nods
4/17/2018

CDT Jon Rosoff '18Catcher Jon Rosoff of the Army West Point baseball team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week after his impressive performances. The senior earned his first conference weekly honor after helping the Black Knights go 5-0 this week, including a three-game weekend series sweep of league foe Lafayette. Rosoff batted .611 (11-for-18), while reaching base at a .550 clip and slugging .889. The Durham, N.C., native had four multi-hit games, including three doubles and one triple, while crossing the plate eight times and driving in eight runs. Against the Leopards, Rosoff went 8-for-13 with eight runs and five RBIs. He finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader and 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs in Sunday's victory. Also receiving honorable mention praise was cow pitcher Daniel Burggraaf, who allowed one run on four hits through 5.0 innings to earn a victory against Lafayette on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander struck out a season-high nine and walked two to improve to 5-0 on the season. Read More

Cadets Host Dinner with BG(R) Galloway '57
4/17/2018

Cadets Host Dinner with BG(R) Galloway '57 The Civil Engineering club hosted a professional development dinner at Eisenhower Hall for Former USMA Dean ('90 - '95), BG(R) Gerald Galloway and local ASCE chapter. General Gerald Galloway offered his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey, the challenges of climate changes and ethical dilemmas engineers face. Over 70 cadets, faculty and civilians from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the ASCE Mohawk Hudson Branch attended the event. General Galloway drew on his lifelong experience as an engineer and applied it to the devastating hurricane that struck Texas.

RRC Faculty Serve on Sandhurst Panel
4/17/2018

RRC Faculty Serve on Sandhurst PanelMAJ Dominic Larkin and LTC Christopher Lowrance from the Robotics Research Center (RRC) served as panelists in a breakout session of the Sandhurst Conference on Monday, 9 April 2018. In line with the conference theme of “Training to Win Tomorrow’s Wars”, the pair of officers led an interactive discussion about the possibilities and challenges of integrating unmanned systems into military units. Some of the topics included the current and projected use of autonomous systems in the military, their strengths and limitations, and some considerations when training with these systems. The panel consisted of two one-hour sessions with roughly thirty participants each. The participants included ROTC cadets and international students.

Trophy Point Easter Egg Hunt
4/17/2018

Trophy Point Easter Egg HuntThe Department of History conducted an Easter Egg Hunt at historic Trophy Point. Department children got a visit from the Easter Bunny and searched for eggs hidden in cannons ranging from the American Revolution to the Spanish American War. The weather was fantastic and the company even better. Congratulations to Theodore Gatzemeyer for finding the most eggs and winning a large chocolate bunny!

Cadets Dig Deep to Finish Sandhurst
4/16/2018

Cadets Dig Deep to Finish SandhurstBefore the more than 60 squads of cadets could finish the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition here Saturday, one last grueling event stood in their way. In the run up to this event -- dubbed the "Burden" -- cadets had spent roughly 36 hours traversing 30-plus miles through training areas to conduct 10 other events on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy. Events in the competition included a squad assault, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, an obstacle course and many other strenuous activities designed to measure the grit and competence of cadets in the skills they may one day use to lead others in combat. "It teaches you to excel with excellence in everything you do," Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, the Academy's superintendent, said of the two-day competition. "It also teaches you the mental and physical toughness, the relentlessness and the discipline that's necessary to work as a team to accomplish the mission." Click here to see photos: Day 1 | Day 2.

This year, the 3rd Regiment received the Sandhurst Sword, which is given to the Academy regiment with the best aggregate company performance. The sword was originally presented in 1967 to the Academy by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England to begin the annual competition.

An Air Force squad earned the top overall score to receive the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Saber. It was the service's first squad to win the competition. "We're just a weird group of Air Force guys who wanted to go Air Force but wanted to play Army," said Air Force Academy Cadet Nathan Ziegler. "We have a lot of us who are interested in doing more ground force work instead of being directly in aviation." Full Story »

Cadets Visit Sikorsky Aviation in Stratford
4/16/2018

Cadets Visit Sikorsky Aviation in StratfordCadets in the Core Engineering Sequence Capstone Project Course conducted a site visit to Sikorsky Aviation in Stratford, CT. The Cadets are doing research on the integration of Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) to improve point-of-use sustainment. The trip included a series of briefings from technical experts as well as a factory tour.

DSE Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
4/16/2018

DSE Ribbon Cutting CeremonyThe Department of Systems Engineering (DSE) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its newly renovated space in Mahan Hall. COL Kewley was joined by architect Roy Pachecano who had gifted the plans for the renovation, Ms. Toni Lewis from AOG and Dr. Jim Dalton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The renovations resulted in a modern space with collaboration rooms dedicated to facilitating cadet group work as well as new meeting rooms for the faculty. These rooms greatly enhanced the Department’s ability to fulfill its mission to educate cadets as well as solve real world problems for capstone clients.

First-Place Baseball Continues to Roll
4/16/2018

First-Place Baseball Continues to RollArmy West Point baseball extended its winning streak to nine-straight games after its second consecutive weekend sweep. The Black Knights controlled nearly all of Sunday's weekend finale at Lafayette, registering a 22-1 victory at Kamine Stadium. The outcome handed Army its first 20-plus run win since a 21-8 victory over Lehigh during the 2009 season. It was also the most runs scored by the Cadets since a 27-12 win against Sacred Heart in 2008. Starting pitcher Daniel Burggraaf got things started early for the Black Knights, sitting six-straight batters down via a strikeout to begin the game. Army broke the scoreless deadlock in the third with four runs on three hits. Josh White, Drake Titus and Trey Martin each registered a hit in the frame with Martin's single to center field bringing home two runs batted in. The Black Knights added an additional run in the fourth after a small two-out rally. Titus earned a walk before Jon Rosoff doubled down the left field line to score the yearling. Read More

Screening of the Documentary "Égalité for All"
4/16/2018

Screening of the Documentary Égalité for AllCPT(P) Liliane Delva provided historical context for thirty-six cadets and faculty prior to the screening of the documentary Égalité for All. Following the viewing, cadets participated in a discussion which addressed the impact of foreign aid and intervention, Haitian Vodou and the American origins of its caricature otherwise known as Voodoo, white supremacy, and dependency theory. CPT(P) Delva also prepared several Haitian dishes for the students to enjoy.

"Me Too" Domestic Affairs Forum
4/16/2018

"Me Too" Domestic Affairs ForumThe Domestic Affairs Forum and American Politics Faculty had a roundtable on "The Politics of Me Too and Time's Up." Cadets and faculty had a candid discussion about the movements' potential effects on political participation, the media, and future campaigns, as well as potential implications for the Army.

Allen’s Heroics Lift Women's Tennis Past BU
4/16/2018

CDT Leslie Frankland '18The Army West Point women's tennis team concluded its 2018 regular season with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Boston University on Sunday afternoon (Senior Day) at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. Prior to the match, Army honored firstie Leslie Frankland for her contributions to the program over the last four seasons. With the win, the Black Knights improved to 18-6 and 6-1 in Patriot League play, while the Terriers dropped to 8-12 overall and 3-1 in league play. Army defeated Boston University in the final match of the regular season for the second year in a row. Melanie Allen clinched the victory with a win in the No. 2 singles position. Allen, Ana Joyner and Kirby Einck all went 2-0 in singles action this weekend. Einck finished a perfect 4-0 overall between the two matches. Einck and Gloria Son won their 15th doubles match of the season. Read More

Cadets Visit Indian Point Energy Center
4/16/2018

Cadets Visit Indian Point Energy CenterCadets enrolled in Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering went to Indian Point Energy Center to enrich their knowledge of nuclear reactor operations. They began the day with a briefing by Pat Falciano who has worked at Indian Point for 48 years. He covered three important topics with the cadets: radiation dose rates, nuclear reactor operations, and nuclear security. After lunch, the cadets took a tour of the power generation side of the plant. Currently, IPEC utilizes two nuclear reactors to produce over 2000 MW of electricity accounting for over 10% of the electricity consumed by New York State. Due to political conditions creating an unfavorable economic environment, IPEC'rsquo;s unit two reactor will close in 2020 followed by unit three in 2021.

Dr. Mattox Conducts Three-hour Exercise with Cadets
4/16/2018

Dr. Mattox Conducts Three-hour Exercise with CadetsDr. John Mattox from the National Defense University conducted a three-hour interactive exercise entitled "Making Sense of Deterrence" for 55 cadets enrolled in Nuclear Engineering Seminar. During the exercise, the cadets were presented with multiple academic points of view on deterrence theory before engaging in small group discussion on how to best solve the strategic and international issues related to a nuclear armed North Korea. At the end of the exercise, cadets gained a better appreciation of the purpose and strategic importance of our nation's nuclear weapon complex and stockpile.

Kendo at the Rutgers Tournament
4/16/2018

Kendo at the Rutgers TournamentEight members of the West Point Kendo Club traveled to Rutgers Tournament at New Brunswick, NJ, to compete against Eastern Kendo Federation clubs. Cadets Jackson Szczerbik '20, Grace Ko '21, and Bryan Kim '21 competed for the first time and fought well against more experienced opponents. The highest-ranking Cadets Kenny Lee '19 and Thomas Koizumi '20, both Dans (black belt equivalent in Kendo) competed in the upper echelon brackets. Lee went 1-1 being eliminated in the 2nd round of a highly competitive bracket, while Koizumi swept 3rd place. During team matches, West Point Team Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie represented the Academy in a 3 vs. 3 tournament. It was an educational and invigorating experience for all.

Cadets Tour the Hagley Museum
4/16/2018

Cadets Tour the Hagley MuseumMajor David Lambert and Professor Samuel Watson took six cadets to tour the Hagley Museum, Eleutherian Gunpowder Mills, and the Winterthur Manor in Wilmington, Delaware. This trip allowed cadets to trace the history of the DuPont family and chemical company in America, and provided cadets a deeper understanding of relationships between wealth, power, politics, and warfare in 19th century America.

Glee Club Performs for a Packed House
4/16/2018

Glee Club Performs for a Packed HouseThe West Point Glee Club traveled to the 180-year-old First Presbyterian Church in Freehold, New Jersey to perform a diverse concert for the community. The church was packed with about 600 guests in attendance, to include the Mayor of Freehold, many West Point graduates, and several veterans from all branches of the service. The concert featured numerous pieces from the World War I era, several other patriotic tunes, and a handful of West Point favorites. After the concert, the town of Freehold presented the Glee Club with several awards. Congressman Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey's 4th District offered his sincerest greetings to the members of the Glee Club with a framed and signed letter. Moreover, the Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey and the Borough of Freehold also declared Saturday, February 24, 2018 as "West Point Glee Club Day." The concert provided cadets with the opportunities to socialize with members of the community and represent the Academy well in a professional, musical way.

International Red Cross Moot Court Competition
4/13/2018

International Red Cross Moot Court CompetitionLaw and Legal Studies Majors Compete in International Red Cross Moot Court Competition. James Palmer, Morgan Aiken, and Hunter Sperry, competed in the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition at the Georgetown School of Law. The Clara Barton Competition is a simulation-based competition that required the cadets to assume the roles of legal advisors in a non-international armed conflict. This unique experiential learning opportunity strengthened the cadets' understanding of the law of armed conflict by enabling them to identify and resolve the complex legal issues that arise in the field of international humanitarian law. Throughout the two-day competition, cadets briefed senior legal advisors from the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, the competition provided a platform for our cadets to interact with the greater civilian legal community and share their experiences at West Point.

On Point: An American Dream
4/13/2018

CDT Michael Nguyen '18The American Dream is a force that drives people from around the world. Millions of people have immigrated to the United States in pursuit of that dream, including the parents of Army West Point men's tennis Firstie Michael Nguyen. Nguyen's parents came from Vietnam in the early 1980s in pursuit of a better life and more opportunities for their family. Now Nguyen, a first generation American, is chasing his version of the American Dream as a Division I athlete and a future Army officer.

Fall Library Celebration of West Point Authors
4/13/2018

Fall Library Celebration of West Point AuthorsOn behalf of the Dean, the library hosted the third Celebration of West Point Authors. Covering the period between July – December 2017, they collected 254 citations from thirteen academic departments, as well as the Military Instruction, Combatting Terrorism Center, Army Cyber Institute, Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis, USMAPS, and the Library. Scholarship included journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters, and book authorship. At the event, the featured theme was the intersection of civilian and military technology, policy, and innovation. The moderator was LTC Heidi Demarest, Academy Professor. The library is continuing to collect published scholarship by USMA authors, and will host the event again next fall. Submit your citation information to your department’s library liaison, available at http://www.usma.edu/library/SitePages/DeptLiaisons.aspx.

Facilitated Reparations Discussion Among Cadets
4/13/2018

Facilitated Reparations Discussion Among CadetsMAJ Trivius Caldwell (English) and CPT(P) Thomas Carnes (Philosophy) facilitated a discussion among cadets and faculty about the issue of whether reparations ought to be paid to the descendants of slaves as compensation for the injustice of slavery. MAJ Caldwell and CPT(P) Carnes presented what the philosophical question is and what each side of the debate has offered as reasons for or against the idea that reparations should be paid for slavery. The discussion that followed was lively and covered several important related topics such as what could constitute reparations, what the practical obstacles to paying reparations are, what our divergent personal perspectives mean for our prospects for reaching a consensus, and why it is so important to think about this question today despite the injustice of slavery formally ending over 150 years ago. This event takes its place in a long line of exceedingly important conversations the Department of English and Philosophy is asking cadets and faculty to engage in for the purposes of individual, community, and institutional moral development.

Cycling at UCONN for the ECCC
4/13/2018

Cycling at UCONN for the ECCCThe Army West Point Cycling Team traveled to the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) sanctioned races hosted by the University of Connecticut (UCONN). The racing consisted of team time trials (TTT), road races (RR) and criterium racing (CRIT). The team competed in all three events. The team led captain, Aiden Doyle who served as Cadet in Charge (CIC) for the trip. Army women placed 4th in the Women-A TTT, while the men placed 2nd in the Men-C and 6th in the Men-B TTTs. In the Women-A RR, Liz Huuki and Monte Ho captured 2nd and 11th place respectively. On the men's side, Andrew Mergen took 9th place in the Men-B RR. Some of the notable performances in the CRIT were Monte Ho placing 4th in Women-A, Andrew Mergen placing 5th in Men-B, cadets Keller Balsam and Jacob Murdock placing 7th and 8th respectively in Men-C, Sarah Morrow placing 5th in Women-C and Phoebe Lee placing 7th in Women-D. They placed fifth amongst the teams racing. For the road-racing season, the cycling team is now ranked 7th.

DEP and Physics Instructors Recruiting Trip
4/13/2018

DEP and Physics Instructors Recruiting TripMAJ Caldwell and MAJ Capps (Physics) toured six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to increase the faculty applicant pool at West Point. Approximately 200 cadets from various ROTC programs learned about opportunities to teach, coach, and mentor at West Point. While there, they participated in a branch panel to promote the Combat Arms branches, dispel common myths about the profession of arms, and encourage ROTC cadets to explore bigger opportunities. They returned to West Point with over 100 ROTC cadet prospective faculty names and contact information to ensure continuity for years to come.

Cadets Visit Mohegan Lake Islamic Center
4/13/2018

Cadets Visit Mohegan Lake Islamic CenterEight cadets from the Arabic Language Forum had the opportunity to visit the Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center located in Mohegan Lake, NY. This is their second visit to this Islamic Center. Cadets had the opportunity to foster civil-military relations between USMA and the Hudson Valley's Islamic community. While at the Center, cadets practiced their Arabic, observed a prayer session, and ate dinner with the local worshippers. The cultural experience will help build a mutual understanding between this Islamic community, the cadets, and the Academy.

Climbing in the Gunks
4/13/2018

Climbing in the GunksThe Army West Point Climbing Team recently headed to their favorite local climbing area, the Shawagunks Mountain Range in New Paltz, NY., "The Gunks", to participate in a day of out-door rock climbing. It was cold, there was snow, and the conditions were not ideal. They persevered, practiced systems and set up some climbs. Although they were unable to meet their goal of summiting the higher cliffs, they will try again on their upcoming practice.

Cadets Visit the Universidade de Brasília
4/13/2018

Cadets Visit the Universidade de BrasíliaCPT Huxel led cadets studying abroad to the Palácio Itamaraty, the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil. While there they discussed the intersection of architecture and political messaging in the capital city. The Palácio Itamaraty stands as the site where Brazil receives foreign heads of state and dignitaries.

Cadets at the Law of Armed Conflict Competition
4/12/2018

Cadets at the Law of Armed Conflict CompetitionLaw and Legal Studies Majors Compete Against International Military Academies in Law of Armed Conflict Competition. Cadets Joshua Ramsdell, Luis Weierbach-Chainey, and Seth Gonzales with their Team Leader, LTC Christopher Jacobs participated in the 17th Annual Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) Competition for Military Academies. The competition took place at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy, and included teams representing military academies from France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Malawi, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.

The aim of the competition is to teach cadets the LOAC and its application within the context of contemporary armed conflict. The competition complements the national training of LOAC and ensures that military cadets develop an early appreciation of the critical importance of LOAC in multinational military operations. The competition also offers a unique international forum where cadets from various countries with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds learn to work together in mixed teams to solve challenging LOAC issues - just as they might one day experience in a coalition-based military operation. Joshua, Luis, and Seth represented the United States Military Academy in excellent fashion. Various team leaders, Joint Operations Cell leaders, and competition judges remarked on the professionalism, teamwork, and military bearing of the West Point cadets. Cadet Joshua Ramsdell took 5th place overall in the competition.

Nine Gymnasts Qualify for NCAAs
4/12/2018

Nine Gymnasts Qualify for NCAAsFor the third year in a row, nine members of the Army West Point gymnastics team have solidified their spots as individual qualifiers for the 2018 NCAA Championships April 20-21. The NCAA Championships will kick off with the annual awards banquet on Thursday night. Individual qualifying rounds begin on Friday, April 20, with the first beginning at 1 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. from the University of Chicago Pavilion. The top-three individual finishers in all-around and on each event during each session, who are not already qualified on the team (top three teams qualify) or as an all-around competitor, will advance to Saturday's finals round to begin at 6 p.m. This is the fifth time in the last seven years that the No. 15 Black Knights have sent nine qualifiers to the championships. The Black Knights return a wealth of their roster to the NCAA Championships with Seth Cannon and Nathan Goff leading the way. The pair advanced to the finals round on Saturday a year ago. Cole Casanova makes his return to NCAAs as an All-Around qualifier. Read More

Polish Language Forum Visits Poland
4/12/2018

Polish Language Forum Visits PolandKosciuszko Squadron Polish Culture Forum cadets traveled to Poland on a spring cultural immersion trip. They started in Warsaw where they walked through the restored Old Town, the historic battlements of the Barbican, the Monument to Child Insurgents, the King Sigismund Column, the Royal Castle and the cathedral basilica. They traveled to Poznan where they visited several cultural sites including Poland's oldest Cathedral on Cathedral Island, and the Historical Museum at the castle of the Silesian kings. Cadets met the US Defense Attaché to Poland at the US Embassy, LTC Brykowytch, along with his team members, MAJ Miles, MR Jon Anderson and MS Alice Chu and went to the Presidential Palace where Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, personally led them on a personal tour of his office and library. Cadets went to the Kosciuszko Mound for a private tour led by Mieczyslaw Rokosz Professor of History, Jagiellonian University and President of the Kosciuszko Mound Committee. They ended the trip at a meeting with former ARMA, COL(R) Ray Wojcik who spoke about Polish history and Foreign Area Officer career opportunities.

Softball Claims 5-1 Win Against Iona
4/12/2018

CDT Amelia Trotter '20The Army West Point softball team cruised to a 5-1 victory over Iona in a non-conference game on Wednesday afternoon at the Army West Point Softball Complex. The duo of Macey Newbary and Renee Poirier combined for seven strong innings in the circle, allowing just one run on four hits. Newbary picked up the win for Army (16-21) after tossing four innings, while Poirier came on in relief in the fifth and shut down the Gaels (13-16) through the final three frames for the save. For the second straight contest, it was the top of the Black Knight order getting it done offensively. Amelia Trotter shined in the leadoff spot, batting 3-for-4 with three steals and a run scored. As the cleanup hitter, Carrie Reilly tallied a pair of base hits in four trips to the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Read More

The Importance of Studying American Politics
4/12/2018

The Importance of Studying American PoliticsMr. Jon Cheatwood, a current member of the Nuclear Security Working Group in the U.S. Senate, and former Instructor of American Politics at the United States Military Academy, spoke at the First-Class Club to approximately forty cadets majoring in American Politics. Mr. Cheatwood discussed the importance of studying American Politics, its relevance to future U.S. Army officers, and the significance of the relationships cultivated among classmates at the Academy. After Mr. Cheatwood's speech, John Reynolds '18 served as master of ceremonies for farewells of all first-class cadets, followed by hails of all fourth-class cadets. Following the hails and farewells, James Zimmerman '19 and Joseph Asemah '19 led all attendees in an American Politics-themed trivia competition. The event concluded with closing remarks from CPT(P) Quinn Sorenson, an American Politics instructor.

Terrorism Studies Visits Washington D.C.
4/12/2018

Terrorism Studies Visits Washington D.C.West Point cadets minoring in Terrorism Studies with the Combating Terrorism Center traveled to Washington, D.C., for the yearly academic trip section. Cadets first visited the Pentagon, which included meetings with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, Dr. Joseph Felter; the Vice Director for Intelligence, BG Charles H. Cleveland; the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, COL(R) Mark Mitchell; and briefers for Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Next was the Defense Intelligence Agency where cadets met with the director, LTG Robert Ashley then traveled to the White House where they met with National Security Advisor LTG H.R. McMaster and members of his NSC staff. The following day cadets visited the Defense Intelligence Agency – Defense Combating Terrorism Center (DCTC) in Reston, Virginia, where they received a command brief, met with the deputy director of DCTC, toured the operations center, and had a discussion with analysts. In the afternoon, cadets visited FBI Headquarters to meet with Michael McPherson, Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section, and agents involved in the FBI's counterterrorism mission.

Senior Nuclear Strategist Visits Cadets
4/12/2018

Senior Nuclear Strategist Visits CadetsMr. Bruce Brandes, the Army’s Senior Nuclear Strategist and Chief of Nuclear Plans and Operations Division, spoke to both nuclear engineering faculty and cadets about the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and implications on future nuclear forces. Mr. Brandes highlighted current external threats to U.S. vital interests and defense strategy and explained the future posturing of U.S. nuclear forces to combat those external threats. Afterwards, Mr. Brandes had lunch with cadets associated with the USMA American Nuclear Society "Beta Chapter" which provided cadets an opportunity to engage in conversation about the current operating environment on the Korean peninsula and renewed Army emphasis on training.

Judo Collegiate National Championships
4/12/2018

Judo Collegiate National ChampionshipsThe Judo team attended a competition clinic put on by USA Judo with World and Olympic champion Tong Wen (China). Team championships: 1st Place - Men's Elite; 3rd Place - Women's Elite; 1st Place - Men's Novice; 1st Place - Women's Novice.

Elite Division Individual Champions/Runners-up and All-Americans: 1st Place/All-American, Women's 57kg: Monica Schmelzenbach; 1st Place/All-American, Men's 100kg: Sheldon Dillman; 1st Place/All-American, Men's +100kg: Jaryn Villegas; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 60kg: Ariunbold Munkhtur; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 81kg: Ylli Dalladaku; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 90kg: Samir Streatfield.

There is only one first-class cadet in the above bunch, so the team is looking forward to repeat success next year while hosting Nationals. It was truly a team effort, each cadet's victories chipped away at their opponents in the team competition across all divisions. Additional results are:

Men's Elite 73kg 4th Place: Matt Kopra; Men's Elite 90kg 3rd Place: Hunter Wallace; Men's Novice 66kg Champion: Brad Wanovich; Men's Novice 73kg Champion: Sam Gordner; Women's Novice 57kg 2nd Place: Hannah Buechner; Women's Novice 63kg Champion: Cassie Reed; Women's Novice 63kg 2nd Place: Hailey Kozma; Men's Novice 90 kg Champion: Hunter Wallace; Women's Novice +78kg 2nd Place: Olivia Harvey; Women's Novice 52kg 2nd Place: Chelsea Grogan.

Dr. Milton Published in SAGE Academic Journal
4/12/2018

Dr. Milton Published in SAGE Academic JournalThe Combating Terrorism Center’s Director of Research, Dr. Daniel Milton was recently published in the scholarly journal Conflict Management and Peace Science. His article, entitled “Fatal Attraction: Explaining Variation in the Attractiveness of Islamic State Propaganda,” examines a dataset of 1,700 Islamic State photo essays to determine why some of the group’s products receive more viewership than others.

Cadets Visit the STERIS IsoMedix Facility
4/12/2018

Cadets Visit the STERIS IsoMedix FacilityThe Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) took sixty-one cadets to the STERIS IsoMedix Facility in Chester, NY to learn about the radiation applications involved in sterilizing everyday products. Cobalt-60 was received by the facility from Canada because of neutron activation and then observed to be loaded into the irradiation bay. Cadets also learned of the political and physical security concerns surrounding the handling of this type of material.

Photo: Cadets overlook the pool of water that shields against the radioactive Co-60 “pencil stick” sources

Athletic Director's Update
4/12/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

Cyber Policy Team Wins Again!
4/11/2018

Cyber Policy Team Wins Again!They won again! The West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Cyber Policy Team triumphed in the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. They bested teams from ten nations, including masters level programs. These future leaders will enable U.S. Army to integrate cyber into all operations.

The Fight is On
4/11/2018

"I am not afraid."

This is what Army West Point assistant football coach Tucker Waugh had to say after making it public that he has Parkinson's disease earlier this month. "I consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world," Waugh said. "I am releasing this information solely because my symptoms are becoming more noticeable and have resulted in inquiries regarding my health." The slotbacks coach and recruiting coordinator is attacking it head on, though, and not letting it affect him as a coach, mentor, father or husband. Embarking on his 17th year on the coaching staff at West Point, Waugh is revealing the battle he has been undertaking off the field for a few years now. To read more on Waugh's announcement of his diagnosis, Click Here.

Minuteman National Historical Park Capstone Visit
4/11/2018

Minuteman National Historical Park Capstone VisitCadets from the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leaderships’ (BS&L) Management program traveled to Concord, MA for a site visit in support of their capstone project. The cadets are working with the National Park Service and Minuteman National Historical Park to evaluate the business components of park operations, address budget shortfalls, and explore revenue-generation options. While in Concord cadets conducted local market research, observed reenactment event planning and rehearsal, received an insider's park tour, and met with a variety of stakeholders including the park superintendent, president of the park's Friends Group, and regional representatives of the National Park Service. The project is ongoing, and will culminate with cadet presentations detailing their analysis and recommendations.

Baseball Makes It Six Straight With DH Sweep
4/11/2018

CDT Jon Rosoff '18The Army West Point baseball team battled back for two come-from-behind victories over Manhattan here Tuesday. With the 2-1 and 3-2 midweek seven-inning doubleheader sweep, Army improves to 18-14 overall and are the winners of six-straight games. In the opener, Manhattan broke a pitchers' duel in the fifth inning when it drilled a shot over the left field fence for the 1-0 edge. The Black Knights answered in the following inning though with two runs on three hits. Jon Rosoff started the rally by registering a one-out triple to right center that brought home Drake Titus from second. Titus reached base during the previous at bat thanks to a walk before advancing to second on a wild pitch. John McKenna then notched what ended up being the game-winning run batted in when he singled up the middle during the ensuing play to score Rosoff. Read More

Cadets Create 3D Terrain Captured with Drones
4/11/2018

Cadets Create 3D Terrain Captured Drones Cadet Jake Marchillo '18 and Captain W. Gabe Powell of the Geospatial Information Science Program recently produced and submitted a virtual poster presentation to the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Online Poster Showcase, an online forum of the AGU to facilitate the student presentation of research. CDT Marchillo presented his capstone research, titled, "Generation of 3D Models to Augment Learning and Geophysical Conceptualization." He used over 10,000 photos captured by a consumer grade drone to create a digital 3D terrain model of Pointe du Hoc, France. A video of his presentation can be accessed via YouTube at: https://youtu.be/xdoY-VSCKXk. It was filmed in the newly commissioned Geospatial Visualization Laboratory adjacent to the Geographic Sciences Learning Laboratory in Washington Hall. The video showcases the two latest editions to the vislab, ARES (Augmented Reality Sandtable) and GeoVIEW 3D (Geospatial Virtually Immersive Evaluation Workstation).

Hudson Valley Baseball Classic Date Announced
4/11/2018

Hudson Valley Baseball Classic 2018Army West Point, Marist, and the Hudson Valley Renegades have announced details for the 13th annual Z93.3 Hudson Valley Baseball Classic. The contest between the Red Foxes and Black Knights is set to take place Wednesday, April 25 at the Renegades' home ballpark, Dutchess Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. and admission is free of charge, however, a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available HERE. "We're excited to be back for the 13th-straight edition of the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic," Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. "It's a great tradition that allows our cadet-athletes the chance to interact with the local community, while entertaining them under the lights at Dutchess Stadium. I'd like to thank the Hudson Valley Renegades, Marist, and our athletic department staff for working together to make this a successful event." Prior to the start of the game, there will be a free baseball clinic held for boys and girls ages kindergarten through eighth grade beginning at 4:50 p.m. and running until 5:35 p.m. The on-field clinic will be conducted by players and coaches from both Army and Marist. Read More

Cadets Visit FBI's Critical Incident Response Group
4/11/2018

Cadets Visit FBI’s Critical Incident Response GroupEleven Cadet Fellows from the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) West Point Negotiation Project visited the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) subordinate units, the Crisis Negotiation Unit and the Hostage Rescue Team at their campus within the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. The cadets (nine of whom are qualified as FBI crisis negotiators, having previously taken the course) refreshed their crisis negotiation skills and partook in case study analyses on the Maersk Alabama hijacking (2009) and the Malheur/Oregon Standoff (2016) negotiations. Cadets also enjoyed a familiarization with the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. The West Point Negotiation Project is a USMA faculty effort to improve the ability of military leaders to negotiate and is an activity within BS&L's West Point Leadership Center.

Photo: WPNP Cadet Fellows pose in “Hogan's Alley,” the FBI's urban area training center at the FBI Academy. In particular, the building behind cadets portrays the Biograph Theater in Chicago, IL, where the FBI shot and captured notorious bank robber John Dillinger in 1934

Davis Earns Patriot League Honors
4/11/2018

CDT Tyler Davis '18Tyler Davis of the Army West Point men's track and field team was named the Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. The firstie from Cleveland, Tenn., was awarded the honor after his outstanding performances at the Army-Navy Star Meet in the 100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and the long jump. At this meet, Davis won the 100-meter dash in 10.51 seconds, which is the second fastest time for this event at Army. He was part of the winning 4x100-meter (40.18 seconds) and 4x400-meter (3:17.89) relays, and placed-second in the long jump with a leap of 6.91-meters. In the Patriot League, he currently has the second-best 100-meter dash time, ranks fourth in the long jump, and his 4-x100-meter team has the top-time in the League along with the 46th best in NCAA Division I.

DEP Hosts Cadet Works in Progress
4/11/2018

DEP Hosts Cadet Works in ProgressThe Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted its final Works in Progress (WiP) Colloquium speaker series event. This final event of the academic year was perhaps the most important one, as it featured eight department majors presenting their Senior Thesis projects. Each cadet was given the opportunity to discuss his or her project and the main arc of the argument, a productive and interesting general question and answer period followed. Most encouraging were the individual conversations between cadets and faculty members that emerged after the formal portion of the event concluded. Each thesis writer engaged in a substantive discussion with someone other than his or her thesis advisor, surely helping to enrich all cadets' theses.

Scott Tabbed as AWPAA Athlete of the Week
4/11/2018

CDT Rilee Scott '20Yearling midfielder Rilee Scott of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team garnered athlete of the week recognition from the Army West Point Athletic Association for her efforts in the team's thrilling 12-11 victory over Lafayette on Saturday. Scott recorded the second hat trick of her career, both of which have come this season. The Berwyn, Pa., native was part of the team's fourth trio to post hat tricks in the same game as Samantha Stewart and Megan Raftery both scored three goals. Two of Scott's three tallies came during the team's 6-0 second half run that gave Army its first lead of the afternoon. She added game highs in ground balls (four) and caused turnovers (three). On the season, Scott has posted personal bests in goals (14), assists (four), points (18), shooting percentage (48.3 percent) and caused turnovers (nine). Read More

USMA Takes 2nd at Combat Shooting Championship
4/11/2018

USMA Takes 2nd at Combat Shooting ChampionshipThe Army West Point Combat Weapons Team participated in the annual Military College Combat Shooting Championship at the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. This competition was the team's culminating event, and was a chance to validate the skills that they have been honing all year through competition with the other academies and senior military colleges. Eighteen Cadets, along with the Team Coaches, OIC, and NCOIC represented the Combat Weapons Team at the event. The team placed second overall, with cadets Ben Gerlinger, Jack Worthington, Jordan Bailey, Luke Beaulieu, and Bobby Sobeski placing in the top 10 individual shooters.

CDT Lloyd '19 Attends US-PLA Forum
4/11/2018

CDT Lloyd '19 Attends US-PLA ForumCadet Tasi Lloyd '19, had the opportunity to attend a US-PLA (Chinese People's Liberation Army) forum while on semester abroad at Tsinghua University. The forum seeks to generate dialogue and increase understanding between the US Military and the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Snow Sports Cadets Earn Instructor Certifications
4/11/2018

Snow Sports Cadets Earn Instructor CertificationsFor the first time in the history of the snow sports club there are cadets with professional ski and snowboard instructor certifications through PSIA and AASI. The four cadets from the class of 2019, Jafr Kazmi, Chapman Johnson, John Colliton, and Birgitta Anderson (CIC), were well prepared and motivated to improve the club after the training.

Cadets Join Yale on 10-Day Israeli Trip
4/11/2018

Cadets Join Yale on 10-Day Israeli TripTen cadets and three faculty advisors from West Point joined twenty-seven undergraduates from Yale University on a ten-day trip to gain insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region by connecting high level strategic dialogue with realities on the ground. In addition to a better understanding of the region, students and cadets fostered a civil-military relationship. During the trip, the cadets heard voices on both sides of the conflict, including academics, pollsters, and every-day citizens. The students visited religious and cultural sites, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Masada. They met with members of the IDF, including (Res) Br. General Benzi Gruber, who discussed the importance of the IDF Ethics Code and MAJ Ben Walhaus, a member of the IDF Legal Department. The students visited the Knesset where they met with MK Michael Oren. Finally, the students met with the former American Ambassador Dan Shapiro and current American Ambassador David Friedman, who offered differing perspectives on the conflict and America's role in the region. After witnessing realities and complexities on the ground, students left Israel grappling with questions regarding the conflict as well as narratives and identities.

Golf Finishes Wofford Invite In Fourth Place
4/11/2018

CDT Nick Turner '19The Army West Point golf team placed fourth at the Wofford Invitational here Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights carded scores of 282-283-301—866 (+2) to close out the two-day tournament. ETSU jumped from third place on Day 1 to first place after posting a field-low 276 during the final round. The Bucs posted scores of 288-279-276—843 to shoot an impressive 21-under par and take home the title. Host Wofford and Austin Peay State finished just ahead of Army in second and third, respectively. Wofford notched marks of 286-276-294—856 (-8), while Austin Peay State recorded scores of 286-284-288—858 (-6). Dean Sakata finished as Army's best golfer and placed tied for third after carding 66-66-77—209 (-7) during the tournament. Nick Turner followed closely with scores of 72-68-71—211 (-5) for the fifth spot. Justin Williamson ended his final round tied for 24th. Overall the sophomore finished 4-over par with marks of 71-72-77—220. Read More

Civil Engineering Club Earns ASCE Recognition
4/10/2018

Civil Engineering Club Earns ASCE RecognitionThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognized the Civil Engineering club, ASCE West Point student chapter as one of the best student chapters in the country. The club's annual report, a comprehensive document highlighting the members' activities and accomplishments throughout the year, was assessed to be in the “top third of student groups” out of 347 student chapters.

Small Drones Approvals for USMA Academics
4/10/2018

Small Drones Approvals for USMA AcademicsWest Point received official delegation to certify airworthiness of its academic drones from the AMCOM Commanding General, MG Gabram, who serves as the Army Airworthiness Authority. The delegation marks the final milestone in USMA achieving wide flexibility with legal authority to operate small drones in support of its academic mission. It places West Point in leading position to conduct rapid small drone research, development, and flight testing. This flexibility is key to success in the numerous student capstone projects which employ drones. The Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) department took the lead for the academy to establish the safe, effective, and legal process to operate drones that is now in place.

Two Cadets Honored With League Weekly Praise
4/10/2018

CDTs Jacob Hurtubise '20 and Anthony Giachin '21The Patriot League announced Monday that Army West Point baseball claimed two of the three weekly awards. After helping Army take sole possession of first place with a series sweep of Lehigh last weekend, yearling Jacob Hurtubise and plebe Anthony Giachin were honored for their strong performances. Hurtubise picks up his second Patriot League Player of the Week honor, while Giachin earns his third Patriot League Rookie of the Week accolade. Hurtubise batted .500 (7-for-14), while scoring twice, driving in three and stealing two bases to help the Black Knights sweep their three-game series from Lehigh. The outfielder slugged .571, while reaching base at a .533 clip, posting three-straight multi-hit games. Hurtubise went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader before going 2-for-5 with an RBI in game two. He then went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored on Sunday. Giachin batted .417 (5-for-12), scoring four runs, while driving in five to help the Cadets. The infielder slugged .583, while reaching base at a .533 clip. He doubled twice and walked three times during the series with the Mountain Hawks. He went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs in the first game of the series. The Livingston, N.J., native registered another multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Sunday's game. Read More

Cadets Test Capstone Design Project Prototypres
4/10/2018

Cadets Test Capstone Design Project PrototypresThirteen cadets and three faculty from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering tested capstone design project prototypes with Experimentation Force (EXFOR) Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Labs at Fort Benning, GA. A total of four cadet teams participated in the event, testing the ARDEC/USASOC-sponsored “Drone Dazzler”, the NSRDEC-sponsored Army Torso Load Assistance (ATLAS) device, the ARL-sponsored Tunable Rucksack, and the ARDEC-sponsored M249 Cookoff Indicator. All cadets gained valuable prototype testing experience and garnered soldier feedback that will inform design improvements in preparation for the MIT-USMA Soldier Design Competition and Projects Day.

SkySupply Successfully Completes NSRDEC Testing
4/10/2018

A Mechanical Engineering capstone team, "SkySupply," successfully completed testing with Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command (NSRDEC) in Eloy, Arizona. Cadets Josh Holt, Kurt Klinkmueller, Andrew Valentine, and Anthony Wieck successfully completed a series of 12 airdrop tests on their capstone project, meeting the requirements of the NSRDEC's Aerial Delivery Directorate sponsor, Ms. Katya Prosser. The cadets designed and built a system that flies beneath the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) and deploys quad-copter drones at various altitudes which can then proceed to conduct resupply missions with a high degree of accuracy. The system consists of a rigid container, an Arduino-controlled actuator, onboard power supply, as well as cargo-carrying drones, all of which withstood the shock of canopy opening, deployed on command, and flew to their final destination semi-autonomously.

The Parachute Team Trains in Raeford
4/10/2018

The Parachute Team Trains in RaefordThe West Point Parachute Team traveled to Raeford, NC train and develop the skill level of the team. A primary focus of the trip was to introduce the plebes to the sport of skydiving. During the week-long training camp, the entire class of new jumpers successfully completed tandem skydives. After gaining confidence through those tandem jumps, the plebes began Accelerated Freefall (AFF) jumps by the end of the week. Through the AFF program, the plebes successfully skydived and navigated their canopy alone, with the guidance of trained instructors. The Yearling class took great strides in their new disciplines of 4-way, demonstration jumping, and VFS. The Cow class also continued to train these disciplines, while providing mentorship to their underclass counter-parts. The team had the opportunity to train with Golden Knights at the Raeford Drop Zone who provided coaching from their years of experience and thousands of jumps. Although the weather was not ideal throughout the week, the team still managed to complete 200 jumps and trained for 13.5 total hours in the nearby wind tunnel when outdoor jumping was not viable. Overall, the cadets took full advantage of this time in Raeford to enhance their individual skill levels and grow more cohesive as members of the West Point Parachute Team.

EECS Systers and UPE Train on Chibitronics
4/10/2018

EECS Systers and UPE Train on ChibitronicsEECS Systers (the West Point Chapter of the ACM Council on Women in Computing) and UPE (the honor society for computing and information sciences) learned how to build paper circuits using Chibritronics. Cadet Haley Steele '19, instructed the 10 other cadets on how to construct basic paper circuits using the copper tape, LEDs, and battery to make creative cards and other designs. The purpose of this training is to prepare members of EECS Systers and UPE to conduct an outreach to the Coding Club of West Point Middle School to inspire the creative blending of art and science as well as teach basic electronics in a fun, novel manner. The outreach is planned for early May (just in time for Mother's Day).

Cadets Attend Founders Day in Garmisch, Germany
4/10/2018

Cadets Attend Founders Day in Garmisch, GermanyCadets Brandon Hottois, Benton Weeks, and Briana Dorsey on semester abroad in Munich attended the 2018 Founders Day Dinner at the scenic Edelweiss Lodge in Garmisch, Germany. The guest speaker of the event was LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former Commander of US Army Europe. Cadets listened to him speak about the importance of the US-German alliance and the future of the US Army inCadets Brandon Hottois, Benton Weeks, and Briana Dorsey on semester abroad in Munich attended the 2018 Founders Day Dinner at the scenic Edelweiss Lodge in Garmisch, Germany. The guest speaker of the event was LTG(R) Ben Hodges, former Commander of US Army Europe. Cadets listened to him speak about the importance of the US-German alliance and the future of the US Army in Europe. Cadets also enjoyed hearing Old Grads amuse the crowd with stories from their cadet life. Shouts of "The Corps has" roared as Old Grads found out that some of the barracks now have air conditioning. Our cadets cherished the opportunity to be a part of the West Point community in Europe.Europe. Cadets also enjoyed hearing Old Grads amuse the crowd with stories from their cadet life. Shouts of "The Corps has" roared as Old Grads found out that some of the barracks now have air conditioning. Our cadets cherished the opportunity to be a part of the West Point community in Europe.

Triathlon Training Week in Scottsdale
4/10/2018

Triathlon Training Week in ScottsdaleLast month The Army West Point Triathlon team had a productive training week in Scottsdale AZ. The team spent the week swimming in local pools and in Bartlett Lake, and cycling and running in the desert. The team logged over 3000 miles of endurance work in preparation for the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals. The team also competed in the local Tri for the Cure triathlon for fun. The race was organized by longtime Triathlon Team supporter, Mr. Preston Miller '68. In addition to the training, several members of the class of '81 hosted the cadets for a dinner at one member's home in Phoenix where the cadets got to know some Old Grads.

Winning the Peace Visit
4/9/2018

Winning the Peace VisitMr. Andy Rabens, Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues at the Department of State, spoke to MAJ Wilcox's Winning the Peace class about the complexity of reaching younger demographics in post-conflict environments. Both International and host nation attention in state building must recognize the importance of rising generations as critical to success. Mr. Rabens' insight into the policy and mechanisms that are currently in place to reach youth across cultures was an important insight into the processes of building stable states.

Women's Rugby Concludes Brown 7s Undefeated
4/9/2018

The Army West Point Women's Rugby team finished their weekend undefeated at the Brown 7s tournament, defeating Norwich 31-10 in their first match, followed by a 68-0 shutout against the University of New England. The cadets later defeated Brown, 47-0, in an evening contest. Firstie Rebecca Stipp and yearling Sam Sullivan led the Black Knights offensively with five tries each. Yearling Bayleigh Gable completed 13 conversions, and documented one try. Gio Ferguson-Lewis, Hailey Hodsden, and Zye Crittington also added two tries for the black and gold. Read More

Quality Time Stress Relief with Therapy Dogs
4/9/2018

Quality Time Stress Relief with Therapy Dogs2nd Regiment, 1st Battalion enjoyed some stress relieving time with the Red Cross Therapy Dogs.

Baseball Earns Weekend Sweep with 10-1 Win
4/9/2018

CDT Daniel Burggraaf '19The Army West Point Baseball team took the final contest of its three-game series with Lehigh, 10-1, here Sunday afternoon. With the victory Army swept the weekend and are now in sole possession of first place in the Patriot League with a mark of 8-2. Lehigh dipped to 1-8 in conference play. The Black Knights posted another overall solid effort on both sides of the ball. Four cadet-athletes recorded multiple hits in the game, led by Josh White's 3-for-4 performance. The cow finished with two runs batted in and a team-best three runs scored. Jacob Hurtubise, John McKenna and Anthony Giachin chipped in two hits each, while Hurtubise, Giachin and Drake Titus notched two RBI apiece to lead Army's offensive output. On the hill, Daniel Burggraaf pitched 6.0 strong innings, allowing just one run on six hits. The cow fanned six during his time on the mound as well. Jacob Carte and Joe Santoro then came in to finish off the final 3.0 innings to secure the win. Carte gave up one hit in 2.0 innings, while Santoro retired all three batters he faced in the ninth. Read More

Dr. Langer EXCEL Scholars Fireside Chat
4/9/2018

Dr. Langer EXCEL Scholars Fireside Chat Excel Scholar cadets and faculty attended the monthly Fireside Chat. The guest speaker was Dr. Arthur Langer a Professor, Author, Speaker and Social Entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and Founder of Workforce Opportunity Services, “A nonprofit committed to developing the skills of untapped talent from underserved and veteran communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to diversifying their workforce.” Dr. Langer told his life's story in an enthusiastic fashion that resonated with the Excel Scholars. As the son of a Teamster, Dr. Langer shared how his persistence towards excelling resulted in success. Throughout his life he heard “No” time and again when pursuing new ideas or opportunities. However, he explained that “No” means “No” at that moment but with persistence towards achieving one’s goals, “No” may turn to a “Maybe” days or weeks later. The “Maybe” may become “Yes” with hard work. Many of the Scholars are preparing to write personal statements for applications. Dr. Langer explained the importance of not forgetting their past. He shared that personal statements are like the great oxymoron, “Jumbo Shrimp.” One must articulate a lot in a little. He explained that in writing a personal statement everyone should assume their competition has perfect test scores. The Scholars must tell their story in a way that demonstrates how they connect with the institution or scholarship’s mission and the unique and added value of the scholar. In his parting words, Dr. Langer offered himself as a resource to the Scholars.

Thrilling Milestone Win for Women's Lacrosse
4/9/2018

CDT Rilee Scott '20The Army West Point Women's Lacrosse team erased a five-goal second half deficit en route to its thrilling 12-11 victory over Lafayette on Saturday at Fisher Stadium. The win was the second in Patriot League play for the Black Knights, marking the first time in program history the team has posted multiple league wins. Additionally, senior co-captain Amy Johnston joined teammate Rachel Hornick as the only 100-point scorers in program history with an assist. Lafayette controlled the pace of play early and held a 2-0 advantage as the home side took the first seven shots of the game. The Black Knights found a response with 19:27 remaining in the first half as Maddie Miller weaved through the Leopards' defense and placed the ball into the back of the cage to cut the deficit to 2-1. Samantha Stewart followed that with a tally of her own three-and-a-half-minutes later to draw even. Read More

USMA & USCGA Discuss Supporting English Language Learners
4/9/2018

USMA & USCGA Discuss Supporting English Language LearnersThe Writing Program hosted Lieutenant Commander Mariette Ogg (Acting Director, Hewitt Writing and Reading Center, U.S. Coast Guard Academy). In the morning, LCDR Ogg joined Dr. Jason Hoppe (Director, Writing Program) and Dr. Colleen Eils (incoming Associate Director, Writing Program) to discuss signature writing across the curriculum and high-impact practices for program development. In the afternoon, LCDR Ogg's visit promted a joint discussion between the Writing Program and representatives from the Center for Enhanced Performance (Ms. Michelle Gerdes), Department of Foreign Languages (Dr. Stephanie Irani-Tehrani), and Mounger Writing Center (Mrs. Luciana Herman, Dr. Vivek Freitas). The discussion centered on the challenges that faced by English Language Learners—international cadets as well as Generation 1.5 students (cadets who may have grown up speaking languages in addition to English in the home) and others—at service academies. The panel brainstormed possibilities for better supporting such cadets as well as the faculty who teach them, in part by shifting emphasis from deficit discourses (what the students lack, and the errors or awkwardness that inevitably emerge as they take on more complex linguistic challenges) to pedagogical strategies that develop students by building on their distinctive cultural and educational strengths.

Women's Handball Hosts Laura Walker Tournament
4/9/2018

Women's Handball Hosts Laura Walker TournamentArmy West Point Women's Team Handball hosted the Laura Walker Brigade Open Handball tournament. They honored the legacy of a former teammate, 1LT Laura M. Walker, class of 2003, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Eight teams came out for the tournament - 7 cadet teams and 1 team from the Department of Physical Education (DPE). The cadet teams were Big Snake Bandits (A3/B3), Imperium (I4), Bad Larry (G2), The Blazers, Ironhorse (I1), Goal Getters, and the Island of Misfit Boys (Army West Point Water Polo). Ironhorse took first place, followed by Island of Misfit Boys in a very close second and Big Snake Bandits in 3rd.

Softball Dials Up Long Ball in 4-0 Win over Colgate
4/9/2018

CDT Emily Ballesteros '20Behind a combination of lights-out pitching and power hitting, the Army West Point Softball team secured a 4-0 Patriot League victory to win the regular season series against Colgate on Sunday afternoon. Courtney Springman started for the second time this weekend against the Raiders (6-23, 2-4 Patriot League) and went the distance. The plebe gave up just two hits and struck out five en route to the Army (15-21, 5-4 Patriot League) win. The top-three batters in the lineup were on fire in the series finale, collecting six of the team's nine hits. Amelia Trotter, Kristen McPeek and Emily Ballesteros all had multi-hit outings while scoring and driving in all four Army runs. Army claimed its third straight series win over the Raiders. Springman passed Haley Pypes '11 in single season strikeouts by a plebe. In the Division I era, Springman has compiled the second-most punch outs by a plebe in program history with 115. She recorded her 10th career win in the circle. Ballesteros notched her first homer of the season and third of her career. Trotter tallied her second home run of the season and third of her career. Army hit two dingers in the same game for the first time since March 3, 2017 at George Mason. Army's four extra-base hits in the contest were the most since March 24 at Bucknell. Carrie Reilly extended her hitting streak to six games. Read More

Dr. Shugars Workshops on Evidence-Centered Writing
4/9/2018

Dr. Shugars Workshops on Evidence-Centered WritingThe Writing Program welcomed Dr. Murray Shugars, Professor, Alcorn State University, and MAJ in the U.S. Army Reserve. A special assistant to the Writing Program, as an IMA, Dr. Shugars also directs the Writing Center at Alcorn State. Visiting as a civilian, Dr. Shugars observed multiple classes, engaged in concentrated discussions with leaders on writing teaching practices, and spoke together with Dr. Jason Hoppe about effective responding practices to student-writers to faculty from Advanced Multivariable Calculus. Dr. Shugars also conducted a workshop on teaching evidence-centered writing that was attended by nine faculty members and later that evening, as part of the Mounger Writing Center's weekly Wednesday Night Workshop series, he read from his published poetry and shared his views on writing poems as a soldier with an audience of fourteen cadets and three faculty.

Gymnastics Places Third at ECAC Championships
4/9/2018

CDT Cole Casanova '19The Army West Point Gymnastics team placed third at the ECAC Championships with 389.300 points. Navy captured its second title in a row with a score of 405.550 and William & Mary was second at 399.850. Cole Casanova placed third in the All-Around and third on the parallel bars today. Seth Cannon ranked third in the floor exercise. Alejandro Tombrink posted the third-best score of the day on vault, while Erik Del Cid followed in third. Ryan Wilson rounded-out Army's placing with a fifth-place showing. The Black Knights were led by Cannon on the floor with a 14.000. Elliott Herman and Nathan Goff each earned 13.000 in the event. Army's top competitor on the pommel horse was Goff with a 13.050. Take Giese's 12.900 on rings was good for the Black Knights' best performance. Nick McAfee followed with a 12.800 and Wilson with marks of 12.550. Read More

Writing Leadership & Telling Your Story
4/9/2018

Jointly sponsored by the Writing Program and Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L), this Wednesday Night Workshop is geared toward anyone working on writing that blends the narration of personal experiences with analysis of the ideas and theories of others. Such writing situations routinely occur in BS&L core courses, culminating in the Leadership Philosophy Paper (LPP) for PL300, yet they also emerge in many other circumstances—for example, in some MX400 assignments or even in some personal statements for graduate schooling. Whether you're working on the LPP, or on any other piece that blends personal experiences with outside material, this workshop led by MAJ Andrew Eljdid will help you discover effective ways to tell the story. The MWC holds Wednesday Night Workshops virtually every Wednesday, 8pm – 9pm, in JH301; most are designed for cadets, but anyone is welcome to attend. A full schedule is available at usma.edu/wpwp.

Football Goes Full Contact on Saturday
4/9/2018

Football Goes Full Contact on SaturdayThe Army West Point Football team participated in a full contact scrimmage on Saturday morning at Michie Stadium. The play was split evenly throughout the game between the offense and defense. The offense scored four touchdowns, while the defense forced three turnovers. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. got the first snaps at quarterback for the Black Knights and led the offense to an opening drive score with a 14-yard run up the middle to put the first points of the scrimmage on the board. There was a key fourth down conversion with Connor Slomka picking it up with a two-yard rush. The drive was impressive and covered 60 yards. The following possession was led by Cam Thomas and his first drive of the day didn't take long before the offense hit pay dirt. Thomas handed the ball off to Sandon McCoy and he busted through the middle and into the open for a 60-yard touchdown run. The offense was off to a great start, but the defense responded. Jon Rhattigan forced the first turnover of the scrimmage with a nice helmet-to-ball hit which put the ball on the ground and it was scooped up by Emmanuel Ukhueligbe to halt the third drive of the scrimmage. On the next drive, Kell Walker stepped in at quarterback and led the offense down the field until the drive stalled at the goal line as the defense stood strong. Walker got his revenge later with a touchdown run of about 40 yards to give the offense its third score of the day. Read More

Cadets Tour West Point Steam Plant
4/9/2018

West Point Steam Plant TourEnvironmental engineering majors enrolled in Air Pollution Engineering toured the West Point steam plant adjacent to Thayer Hall. Leading the tour were power plant operators as well as Dr. Tom He environmental engineer and West Point Air Quality Program Manager. The tour focused particularly on the air pollution control and monitoring systems.

Men's Tennis Defeats Wagner on Senior Day
4/9/2018

Men's Tennis Defeats Wagner on Senior DayThe Army West Point Men's Tennis team defeated the Wagner Seahawks, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. Army now improves to 13-9 on the season, while Wagner falls to 7-7 overall. Cow Grant Patterson and firstie Daniel Zheng earned the doubles point for the Black Knights with a 6-4 victory over Wagner's Charlton Boyd and llya Kneppelhout. This was the fifth consecutive win for the Cadets, who will later face Monmouth at 4 p.m. the evening contest. Michael Nguyen def. Dylan Walters - 6-2, 6-3. Myles Conlin vs. Anatoliy Lashkul - 6-4, 4-3, DNF. David Mitchell def. Hans Ohrner - 6-0, 6-4. Anant Mundra vs. Eric Poland - 6-1, 4-6, DNF. Dylan Simonsen vs. Charlton Boyd - 7-5, 3-3. Daniel Zheng def. Dale Sandy - 6-3, 6-3. Read More

Cadets Attend AMSA Annual Convention
4/6/2018

Cadets Attend AMSA Annual ConventionCadets Sydney Volenec '19, Alexander Belardo-Flowers '19, Hunter Whitney '19, Georgia Cervantes '20, and Aaron Salinas '20, along with MAJ Jeremy Hershfield as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of West Point Pre-Medical Society, attended the annual American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Convention & Exposition in Crystal City, VA. Volenec, Belardo-Flowers, and Whitney are Life Science majors who will take the MCAT exam this summer as part of their applications for medical school in the fall. Upon arrival at the AMSA convention, the group attended a riveting speech on the future of medical research by Dr. Francis Collins, former leader of the Human Genome Project and the current director of the National Institutes of Health. Subsequent daily activities included various pre-medical workshops, MCAT preparation, and medical training & simulations.

On Point: First of Many
4/6/2018

On Point: First of ManyThe United States Military Academy has been in existence for more than 216 years and has had countless well-known graduates shape the foundation of this country. Because of that, there are limited chances to be the first person to accomplish a feat at the prolific institution nowadays. But for Army West Point Women's Lacrosse player Rachel Hornick, seizing unexpected moments have given her an opportunity to achieve that accomplishment.

The Calvert, Md., native has been etching her name into Army's records book since the program's inception prior to the 2016 school year. From scoring the team's first goal to becoming its first ever 100-point scorer, there is no disputing that Hornick has left her mark permanently.

To read more about Hornick's experience at West Point and her role in building the foundation of Army's women's lacrosse program, click here.

Cadets Research the Vernal Equinox Holiday
4/6/2018

Cadets Research the Vernal Equinox HolidayEight cadets and two Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) professors from the Russian and Persian programs traveled to Central Asia as part of a year-long capstone course researching the vernal equinox holiday known as Nowruz in Persian and Navruz in Russian – a holiday celebrated for over three-thousand years from the Balkans to the Hindu Kush. The extended DFL Spring Immersion trip explored Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. At the invitation of the Dean of the International Relations Department Dr. Sagyngaliy Aidarbayev, the cadets had the opportunity to poll the opinions of students at Al Farabi National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the Armed Forces Academy in Tashkent, they were greeted by Deputy Commandant Col Murod Ibragimov and had a chance to exchange views and gifts with cadets studying there. This visit to the Uzbek Armed Forces Academy constituted the first by a U.S. military academy in almost thirteen years. Later, cadets visited the major sites of the ancient Silk Road where Navruz celebrations eagerly awaited: Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. They then observed and joined in the celebration of the holiday itself in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Football Inching Closer to First Spring Scrimmage
4/6/2018

Football Inching Closer to First Spring ScrimmageThe Army West Point Football team continued its third week of spring practice on Thursday evening. The Black Knights are getting closer to their first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday and practiced under sunny skies for most of the action on Howze and Goldstein Fields. The team were not in pads on Thursday, but still had a high-intensity workout. Army started the practice with special teams and broke into individual positional drills for the first part, followed by some 7-on-7 drills and 1-on-1s with receivers and running backs against the defensive backfield.

LTG Caslen Visits South America
4/6/2018

LTG Caslen Visits South AmericaSuperintendent Lieutenant General Calsen '75 traveled to Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile to visit cadets on semester abroad and celebrate Founders Day with graduates from the West Point Society of South America. LTG Caslen met with Colombian Army Commander MG Ricardo Gomez Nieto and gave a speech on leadership to senior Colombian cadets at the Escuela Militar de Cadetes José María Córdova after conducting physical training led by USMA cadets on exchange to Colombia. In Chile, LTG Caslen met with U.S. Ambassador to Chile Carol Pérez and the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army, General Martínez. At the Chilean military academy, LTG Caslen met with the director of their school and participated in ceremonies celebrating their 201st anniversary.

Women's Tennis Shuts Out Colgate in Midweek Contest
4/6/2018

CDT Gloria Son '20The Army West Point Women's Tennis team got back into the win column with a dominant 7-0 victory over Colgate on Thursday afternoon at the Drumins Country Club. The Black Knights improved to 16-6 and 4-1 in the Patriot League, while the Raiders dropped to 5-11 and 1-3, respectively. Army closed out its regular season slate away from West Point with its second neutral site win of the year. The Black Knights moved to 32-10 in the all-time series versus Colgate. Alana Larcombe improved to 8-0 in duals. Ana Joyner picked up her team-leading 20th doubles victory of the season. Melanie Allen documented her 40th-career win in doubles. The Cape Coral, Fla., native tied her personal best 19 doubles victories from 2017. Gloria Son notched her 15th doubles win of the year. The Aurora, Colo., native posted her 30th career singles victory. Read More

Cadets Present Data at Mass Timber Conference
4/6/2018

Cadets Present Data at Mass Timber ConferenceDepartment of Civil and Mechanical Engineering cadets Zade Koch and Andrew Valkenburg traveled to Portland, OR at the Oregon Convention Center to present their work on the ballistic performance of a "mass timber" product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT). The cadets presented results that they believe to be the first data of this type published for CLT. LTC Kathryn Sanborn, who is working on her PhD at Georgia Tech and who collaborated with the cadets in their work, was also presenting at the conference and served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) for the trip.

Softball Splits Doubleheader with Marist on Thursday
4/6/2018

CDT Carrie Reilly '19Following a 2-1 loss in the opening game, the Army West Point Softball team bounced back to claim a 5-0 shutout victory against Marist in a non-conference doubleheader on Thursday at Gartland Athletic Field. Renee Poirier got the starting nod in the first game against the Red Foxes (13-19) and went 6.1 innings. She gave up just four hits and struck out five while not allowing an earned run. Courtney Springman started the second tilt and fanned six over five shutout innings en route to the win. Carrie Reilly and Emily Ballesteros led the charge at the plate for Army (13-20). Reilly went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI, while Ballesters batted 4-for-8 in the two games combined. Kristen McPeek also contributed at the dish, picking up a double in each of the contests. Taylor Livingston made her first collegiate start at shortstop. Poirier made her fifth start of the season. She passed Colleen McCabe '91 for seventh in all-time strikeouts with 182. McPeek tallied her 20th career double and fourth of the season. Reilly roped her fifth career double and fourth of the season. She recorded her seventh multi-hit game this season. Ballesteros notched her fourth multi-hit outing this year. She extended her hitting streak to three games. Six Cadets combined for eight hits. Read More

DLAW Professors Published in Law and Cyber Warfare
4/6/2018

DLAW Professors Published in Law and Cyber WarfareDepartment of Law Professors COL Dave Wallace and LTC Mark Visger were published in the Winter 2018 edition of the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare. Their article was entitled, “Responding to the Call for a Digital Geneva Convention.” In the article, the authors respond to a speech given by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, where he called for a digital Geneva Convention to curtail cyber-attacks by state actors. The article critiques Smith’s proposal and recommends steps to improve the legal framework governing cyber-attacks.

Radiography Project Utilizes Mailroom X-ray Machine
4/6/2018

Radiography Project Utilizes Mailroom X-ray MachineTwo nuclear engineering majors utilized the x-ray machine in the military mailroom to further their research into establishing a radiography lab inside Bartlett Hall. While the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) does not yet have an x-ray machine for the lab, cadets have utilized gamma sources and KACH facilities, along with a ScanX Scout computed radiography system to produce images of industrial items. The x-ray machine at the mailroom turned out to be unable to be used in academic desired ways because it is purpose built for parcel scanning. This experience with a different type of x-ray machine allows them to better understand what equipment should be procured for an industrial radiography capability in the House of PaNE.

Athletic Director's Update
4/6/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

Model UN World Championships
4/5/2018

Model UN World ChampionshipsTen cadets of the Model United Nations team traveled to Panama City, Panama to participate in the World Model United Nations conference (WorldMUN). At the end of the conference seven cadets walked away as individual World Champions. In addition to the conference, cadets visited the Panama Canal, attended an address from the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and meet with many U.S. military officers from the Defense Attachés Office. The following cadets were recognized for their outstanding performances with Diplomacy Awards, the highest possible awards in the conference: Cameron Hay '21, John Govern '19, John Lorenz '20, Dana Cody '20, Jake Stoffel '19, Nick Cunningham '20, Amanda Horsey '19.

NETCOM QRPX Low-Powered HF Radio Competition
4/5/2018

NETCOM QRPX Low-Powered HF Radio CompetitionMAJ Sherburne, CPT(P) Martin CDT Blake Wilson '18 operated West Point's US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) station – AAM2P during the US Army NETCOM sponsored QRPX 2018 global High Frequency (HF) radio exercise, a no-threat competitive environment which focuses on HF radio fundamentals and developing HF skills. The objective of the competition is to make as many contacts using field expedient antennas and radios transmitting no more than 20 Watts. Cadet Wilson made six contacts with stations from the 10th Mountain Division, Nebraska's Echo Company, 134th Infantry Regiment (LRS-ABN), and various MARS stations from Illinois, New York, Kentucky, and South Carolina. MAJ Sherburne contacted the US Army Reconnaissance School in Fort Benning, Georgia and various MARS stations located in Ohio, Missouri, and Florida. The West Point MARS station made four more contacts this year than they did during last year's competition. The station was also able to send digital messages with military units.

Cadet Annual Info Exchange in Kazakhstan
4/5/2018

Cadet Annual Info Exchange in KazakhstanTen cadets participated in an annual information exchange with Kazakh military cadets at the Almaty Defense Institute in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The purpose of the visit was to develop interoperability at the cadet-level, improve US understanding of Kazakhstan's professional military development and commissioning processes, and support the development of a military capable of conducting operations as part of a multinational force. USMA cadets took part in a series of cultural and information exchanges, as well as routine military training exercises with Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense representatives and Kazakh cadets, focusing on professional development and multinational operations. Kazakh cadets will visit USMA during the summer of 2018.

REBT Demonstration at Albert Ellis
4/5/2018

cadets enrolled in the Foundations of Counseling course traveled to participate in a Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) demonstration at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Cadets learned about the application of REBT theory and techniques to problem-solving and emotional regulation. They interacted with Albert Ellis Institute representatives and civilian participants from the local area through an interactive demonstration. A group discussion then addressed questions and ideas regarding the techniques, thought processes, and underlying philosophy of the theory.

Spring Break Cultural Immersion Trip to Costa Rica
4/5/2018

Spring Break Cultural Immersion Trip to Costa RicaDr. Cameron led the Spanish Section's Spring Break Cultural Immersion Trip to Costa Rica. Cadets Madeleine Easter, Fabiola Gonzalez, Peter Kusick, William Moorhead, and Eden Elizabeth Phillips visited two public elementary schools, as well as a bilingual public high school, where they assisted teachers and interacted with students in English classes.

Cadets Visit US Supreme Court in Washington, DC
4/5/2018

Cadets Visit US Supreme Court in Washington, DCCadets taking Advanced Constitutional Law visited the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., to observe an oral argument in a case involving a constitutional challenge to partisan gerrymandering (to establish a political advantage for a political party by manipulating district boundaries). The argument was lively with the Justices asking the lawyers questions about whether the First Amendment expressive and associational rights of the former district's voters have been shortened by the legislative action. During the argument, the cadets were seated next to the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit and got his perspective on the case. After the argument, the cadets met with Justice Elena Kagan to discuss judicial decision-making, public perceptions about partisanship at the Court, how she approaches legal writing, her confirmation process upon being nominated and her journey from the environment of Manhattan's Upper West Side to going on various hunting trips with the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Dr. Fekete & Dr. Harrell Present at the APS March Meeting
4/5/2018

Dr. Fekete & Dr. Harrell Present at the APS March MeetingDr. Lee Harrell and Dr. Paula Fekete the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) participated in the 2018 APS March Meeting, the largest physics conference organized yearly in the USA. This year's meeting was held in Los Angeles, and brought together more than 11,000 physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs. Dr. Fekete presented her research on Impurity Screening by Graphene Monolayers under Uniaxial Strain and Dr. Harrell his research on A Unified Lagrangian Treatment of Charge and Cantilever Dynamics in Electric Force Microscopy. A favorite session to attend at the APS meeting, other than presentations in our own areas of expertise, is the Nobel Session entitled "Frontiers in Physics" which features most distinguished invited speakers, to include winners of the latest Physics Nobel Prize. One of the three Nobel laureates attended the session and gave a lecture on the progress made in detecting gravitational waves since Albert Einstein predicted those 100 years ago.

Cadet Writing Fellows Present Papers at MAWCA Conference
4/4/2018

Cadet Writing Fellows Present Papers at MAWCA ConferenceThree Cadet Writing Fellows presented scholarly papers at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA). Their panel, "The Stories We Must Share: The Role of Narrative in Revision, Compositional Rhythms, and Civic Conversations in the Writing Center," was chaired by Dr. Jason Hoppe and emerged, in part, from his recent scholarly post on the Axis Blog of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. In their panel, cadets examined the conference theme of activism in relation to the civic and ethical imperatives military service imposes on some tutors (CDT Danny Nguyen '18; American Politics) as well as the practical implications of narrative craft for teaching revision (CDT Helen Schroeder '20; English) and of analogy for supporting rhythmic composition (CDT Maya Kuang '19; Life Science). In all, MAWCA gathered over two hundred scholar-practitioners from Writing Centers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; cadets attended many sessions in addition to their own, as well as to visit the Rowan Writing Center. They also met with Dr. Vivek Freitas, a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Mounger Writing Center, who presented his own work, "Spaces of Possibility: Counterarguments and Emerging College Scholars," on another panel. CDT Maya Kuang's paper was presented in absentia by Dr. Jason Hoppe.

Cadet Outreach at John G. Borden Middle School
4/4/2018

Cadet Outreach at John G. Borden Middle SchoolWest Point members of Eta Kappa Nu represented the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at John G. Borden Middle School's Career Fair in Wallkill, NY. Cadets Benjamin Baumgartner and Madison Stark dutifully represented EECS to the middle school students and Wallkill business community. Throughout the day's activities, the cadets encouraged study of STEM subjects though hands-on demonstrations of Packbot applications and discussion of the EECS curriculum.

CDT Rohleder Leads Trip from Morocco to Spain
4/4/2018

CDT Rohleder Leads Trip from Morocco to SpainCadet Matthew Rohleder, a Spanish-Arabic Double Language Major, led a spring break trip from Morocco to Spain. The well-researched itinerary took cadets to Barcelona and Gaudi's Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. They moved on to Seville, taking in flamenco dancing and the bullfighting arena, then to Valencia, absorbing the sights and sounds of the Festival of Las Fallas, and, finally to enrichment opportunities in the vibrant art communities of Madrid. Cadet Rohleder, utilizing his Spanish language skills and regional knowledge, guided his classmates through the varying and historically unique regions in Spain. During their trip, the cadets took advantage of personal and familial contacts to gain access to a Spain unseen by most tourists. At each stop they isolated a characteristic of Spanish culture (food, music, art, religion, and Islamic influence) to focus their time and resources. They returned to Morocco with a better understanding of the connections between Spain and Morocco.

Springman Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
4/4/2018

CDT Courtney Springman '21Plebe pitcher Courtney Springman was tabbed the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Springman made three starts and four appearances in the circle for the Black Knights this past week, compiling a 2-2 record with a 2.07 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched. Opponents were held to a .160 average at the plate. To get the week started, she tossed a complete game against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe Syracuse, striking out nine and giving up just one run on four hits. Her effort helped the Black Knights capture the program's first ever win over an ACC opponent. Over the weekend she was pinned against the Patriot League's top offensive team in Boston U. Springman held the Terriers scoreless with one hit over the first seven frames, but ultimately took the loss in extra innings. In the following game she appeared in relief and tossed 2.2 shutout innings to secure her seventh collegiate win. The Norco, Calif., native made one final start against the Terriers and allowed three runs on five hits over a six-inning stretch. Springman currently leads the Patriot League in ERA (1.88) and strikeouts (98), while sitting second in opponent's batting average (.223). Read More

USMA Participates on the Future of Army Medicine
4/4/2018

USMA Participates on the Future of Army MedicineDr. Michael Matthews participated in a panel held in Herndon, Virginia, sponsored by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Principal Assistant for Research and Technology (PART) on the future of Army medicine. The panel's discussions focused on social and cultural factors that will affect Army medicine in the next 5 to 20 years. The Engineering Psychology program recently invited Dr. Talbot, the Principal Medical Expert at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and associate research professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, to talk with cadets about the ways games can be successfully - and unsuccessfully - implemented as tools for learning and training. These successful and unsuccessful designs helped the cadets and faculty understand where game technology had come from, how it had improved over the years, where it has been leveraged to great success, and where some promises of technology might be overstated or unnecessary. This talk yielded a great discussion about the ways in which games might be used as research and training tools moving forward, providing unique experiences across many domains.

MAJ Klein Honored as Volunteer of the Year
4/4/2018

MAJ Klein Honored as Volunteer of the YearMAJ Micah Klein was honored as the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMH-GHV) Volunteer of the Year at the House's annual Red Shoe Awards. MAJ Klein, Operations Officer for the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL), served as a volunteer at the House for nearly four years. In that time, he provided over 500 hours of volunteer service in support of families with children undergoing critical care at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, NY. In addition to receiving a Red Shoe Award, MAJ Klein was honored by a New York Senate proclamation from Senator Terrence P. Murphy of the 40th NY Senate District. MAJ Klein's volunteer service supports CALDOL's ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and inspire a team of volunteers from across the Army in support of the Junior Officer Forums.

Cadets Host German Counter Parts
4/4/2018

Cadets Host German Counter PartsEighteen cadets and lieutenants of the German Army, Navy, and Air Force visited West Point to learn about its history and cadet life. LTC Michael Breuer's German Military Speaking and Reading class set out to receive and show their German colleagues at West Point. The German cadets and lieutenants learned about the unique history and mission of West Point while USMA cadets practiced their speaking skills. Several German visitors spent their foreign exchange semester at West Point and the class had several reunions, while others made friendships for their future semester abroad experiences.

Cyber Policy Team Places Third
4/3/2018

Cyber Policy Team Places ThirdThe USMA Cyber Policy Team placed third overall of thirty-eight teams at the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge hosted by American University in Washington, D.C. By finishing third, the Black Knights, beat Navy and Air Force, placed #1 among undergraduate schools, beat three National Defense University teams, beat three National Intelligence University teams, and beat all civilian graduate schools including Brown, Columbia, and Georgetown. Cadets Sungpyo Choe '18, Nolan Hedglin '18, Amanda Roper '19, and Woo Chul Kim '20 propelled the Black Knights to be the competitions only finalist not from a Senior Service College team staffed by Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels. MAJ Patrick Bell and CPT Austin Minter of the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) coach USMA's Cyber Policy Team. The competition puts teams in the role of cyber experts on the National Security Council Staff proposing policy options to address and coordinate responses to contemporary and emerging cybersecurity challenges. The ACI Sponsors the team to help develop future officers into leaders that can overcome these issues. Top cybersecurity leaders from academia, government, and industry judged and spoke at the competition, including Rob Joyce (Special Assistant to the President for Cybersecurity), Dimitri Alperovitch (CrowdStrike co-founder), and Deborah Lee James (former Secretary of the Air Force).

Photo: L to R: Cadets Sungpyo Choe '18, Amanda Roper '19, Woo Chul Kim '20, and Nolan Hedglin '18

Cadets in Amman Celebrate Founders Day
4/3/2018

Cadets in Amman Celebrate Founders DayCadets in Amman, Jordan had the opportunity to celebrate Founders Day with USMA Alumni working in the U.S. Military, State Department and Non-Governmental Organizations in Jordan. The array of graduates in Jordan reinforced to cadets the various professional possibilities of their Arabic language and Middle East regional expertise. Also present at the dinner were two Jordanian officers of the Royal Armed Forces who graduated from the United States Military Academy. Having the opportunity to share their stories of daily West Point life, the cadets enjoyed the bond that unites all alumni around the world.

CDT Herrmann Presents at SAGEEP
4/3/2018

CDT Herrmann Presents at SAGEEPCadet John Herrmann presented work from his summer 2017 research at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) in Nashville, Tennessee. His work involved using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to investigate the subsurface at the Revolutionary-War-Era Battle of a Brooklyn site in New York. As part of a larger project titled Revolutionary Recovery, aimed at locating buried archeological features and possibly a mass grave, John discovered the foundation of a large building. He used photogrammetry and historical research to determine that the building is likely a tavern that existed during the Revolutionary War. Cadet Herrmann is a GIS major, and completed the project with guidance from LTC Ben Wallen and LTC Mindy Kimball.

Baseball Takes Season Series with 7-4 Win
4/3/2018

CDT Jacob Carte '19It wasn't easy but the Army West Point baseball team took the rubber match here Sunday, 7-4, to win the season series over Bucknell. The two teams headed into the game having both won a road doubleheader, setting up Sunday's series finale. Army started the scoring early with a run in the first and second inning. Jon Rosoff singled through the right side to score Jacob Hurtubise, who had led-off the game with a double to left field. Then one inning later, Anfernee Crompton drilled a single to right field to bring home Matt Hudgins, who jump started a small two-out rally with a walk. The Bison tied things up at 2-2 with two runs on two hits in the third inning. But Army broke that deadlock after Josh White converted on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Anthony Giachin started the frame reaching on a fielding error. The visitors then earned the first out of the inning but Hudgins singled to right center to place runners on the corners. That set up White's sacrifice, which was his first of the year. Read More

Cadets Attend Rountable Talks in Beijing
4/3/2018

Cadets Attend Rountable Talks in BeijingLTC(P) Gregory led a section of six cadets to Beijing, China to attend roundtable talks about China's great power discourse. Cadets enjoyed the opportunity to interface with China's official narrative as to how it sees itself as a rising power and its philosophical basis as to how it will assert and use its influence. Cadet participation, research, and feedback will directly enhance their capstone projects.

EECS Supports Operations in Afghanistan
4/3/2018

EECS Supports Operations in AfghanistanFormer, present, and future Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) faculty are currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel. MAJ Marisol Torres (CS Program alum) is serving in the Expeditionary Cyber Support Element – Afghanistan which of part of U.S. Cyber Command. MAJ Andrew Reed (CS Program alum) serves in the U.S. Forces – Afghanistan J6 Future Operations section. LTC Christopher Korpela (Director, Robotics Research Center) is serving as the Project Manager for the Resolute Support HQs transition. EECS faculty go on to support the operational force all over the globe and utilize the skills acquired in their advanced degrees, teaching, and research to benefit the warfighter.

Cadets Visit MIT Lincoln Laboratory
4/3/2018

Cadets Visit MIT Lincoln LaboratoryMIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT-LL) welcomed twenty-three cadets to visit their facility for a one-day Defense Technology Seminar. The trip section is a yearly event for electrical engineering and physics majors and is supported by gift funds from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department. The goal of the visit was to expose the cadets to the roles and capabilities of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and to learn about their technical research related to the national security interests of the nation. The cadets were welcomed by Dr. Eric D. Evans, the Director of MIT-LL, and then given secret-level briefings about the lab's ongoing research efforts. Afterwards, the trip concluded with a tour of their facilities, including those dedicated to 3D laser sensing, micro-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development, microelectronics fabrication, and persistent surveillance.

Cadets Attend Global Engagement Summit
4/2/2018

Cadets Attend Global Engagement SummitMajor Nerea Cal and Dr. Jason Warner escorted eighteen cadets from International Conflict and Settlement and International Organizations to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to attend the 2018 Global Engagement Summit. After a tour of the UN, cadets met with Colonel Jon Neumann, the current Chief of Staff of the Military Staff Committee at the U.S. Mission to the UN. In the afternoon, cadets attended two engaging panel discussions. The first examined the role of the private sector in the effort to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the second addressed issue of migration and refugee crises around the globe.

AMB Lute and GEN Pavel Lecture Cadets
4/2/2018

AMB Lute and GEN Pavel Lecture CadetsAmbassador Doug Lute, the former U.S. Permanent representative to the North Atlantic Council, and General Petr Pavel, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, discussed numerous topics pertaining to the alliance’s future. The event took place in the Haig room with over one-hundred cadets. The two discussed the history of the NATO alliance, the security challenges presented by Russia and transnational terrorism, and internal political divisions within NATO.

Morrison Earns Senior CLASS Award 2nd Team Praise
4/2/2018

CDT Luke Morrison '18It was announced Friday that Army West Point Men's Basketball firstie Luke Morrison was named to the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award Second Team. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition. Morrison started in every contest during his senior season and averaged 8.6 points per game. The team captain chipped in 3.7 rebounds per outing, which was good enough for third best on the team. The forward was second on the team in 3-pointers with 65, while finishing second in 3-point field goal percentage as well with a mark of .414. He closed out his four-year career with the Black and Gold eighth all-time in Academy lore with 172 career 3-pointers. Morrison also capped his career finishing tied with Derrick Canada '90 for ninth in program history with a .380 3-point field goal percentage. Academically, Morrison excels across all pillars at the United States Military Academy and is recognized by not only his teammates, but the academy's leadership, for his accomplishments. Read More

Cadets Visit Thornwillow Press
4/2/2018

Cadets Visit Thornwillow Press Recently, cadets in Book History visited Thornwillow Press in Newburgh, New York where they observed the traditional art of hand-crafting books from concept to binding. Cadets printed a Thornwillow broadside and conferred with the publisher, Luke Pontifell, about collaborating on a compendium of WWI poetry and prose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of that conflict. A couple of cadets will have the exciting opportunity to participate in a fellowship with the Thornwillow Institute this summer.

Hannah Slomkowski Sets New Lacrosse Record
4/2/2018

CDT Hannah Slomkowski '21Rookie goalie Hannah Slomkowski broke the Army West Point Women's Lacrosse program saves record, but it was not enough as the Black Knights fell 15-8 to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The rookie from Baltimore, Md., stopped 13 shots in less than 43 minutes of action in relief, breaking the previous mark of 12 held by Kayla Rowley (vs. Lafayette on March 18, 2017) and Maddie Burns (at Colgate on April 19, 2017). The visitors opened the game with a 4-0 run, but a pair of goals by Manuela Cortes provided an answer by Army to cut the deficit in half. Lehigh responded with two goals in the next two minutes, however, including a tally 45 seconds later to push its edge back to four goals. The two sides traded goals over the next four minutes before the Mountain Hawks earned two in a span of 32 seconds around the eight-minute mark to take a 9-4 lead into the break. The deficit could have been much greater for the Black Knights if not for Slomkowski's five free-position stops in the opening period. Read More

American West Staff Ride
4/2/2018

American West Staff RideOver Spring Break, seven cadets and two faculty members conducted the American West Staff Ride, visiting locations in Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Cadets grappled with themes of empire, expansion, freedom and opportunity on the frontier. The staff ride also focused heavily on leadership in the Frontier Army, providing cadets the opportunity to think through the challenges associated with leading soldiers in austere and isolated conditions.

Isnardi and Casanova Tabbed CEP Athletes of March
4/2/2018

CDTs Matt Isnardi '18 Cole Casanova '19Firstie Matt Isnardi of the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team and Cole Casanova of the Gymnastics team were named the Corps Squad Scholar Athletes of the Month for March. As one of goalies of the men's lacrosse team, Isnardi serves as an integral part of the squad on and off the field. Recently, he was named the team's practice player of the week leading up to a decisive victory over a nationally-ranked Rutgers opponent. Off the field, Isnardi was selected over many other qualified candidates to serve as the Company G-1 Company Commander during the fall 2017 semester. During the semester he led the company to superb performance and several recognitions including winning the annual Blood Drive competition for the regiment and leading three community service outreach events. Casanova is key competitor and leader on the Army West Point Gymnastics team. He currently maintains a 2.863 cumulative GPA as an Engineering Management major. In 2018 he was the All-Academy All-around Champion. He has been instrumental in the team's success throughout this season setting career marks nearly every competition. Casanova is ranked 37 in the nation on vaulting, 41 on high bar and holds a top-seven all-around score in the nation. Read More

Cadets Participate in Yale Humanist Community Meeting
4/2/2018

Cadets Participate in Yale Humanist Community MeetingProfessor Jen Kiesling accompanied a group of cadets from the Secular Students Alliance to New Haven, CT to participate in a meeting of the Yale Humanist Community. The group listened to a talk on "Resilience after Sandy Hook" and participated in small group discussions. They then toured the Yale campus to visit the Yale War Memorial, which is a particularly interesting example of war memorialization and provided examples of civilian participation in US military operations over time.

BG Stoye Speaks with Cadets
4/2/2018

BG Stoye Speaks with CadetsBrigadier General Karsten Stoye of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), who commands the E3 Sentry Component at Geilenkirchen, Germany, visited the Modern Europe and Modern Germany classes taught by Dr. Michael Geheran and MAJ Christian Garner, respectively. General Stoye spoke with cadets about a wide array of topics related to the German military’s role in the world wars, the establishment of NATO during the Cold War, and the current threats confronting the alliance. Cadets were particular eager to learn about the challenges new officers should anticipate when serving in a multinational force, and asked numerous questions about General Stoye’s experiences serving with other NATO officers from different countries in operations around the world. As one cadet remarked afterwards, “Having the opportunity to speak with a non-U.S. NATO general really helped me understand the responsibility we have, as U.S. lieutenants, to help maintain and strengthen the alliance. Mutual cooperation is key to tacking the national security threats we face today.”

Cadets lead Over 150 JROTC Cadets
3/30/2018

Cadets lead Over 150 JROTC CadetsWest Point's Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM (CLD-STEM) and the Office of Diversity partnered with the West Point Society of Chicago for a Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity in STEM (LEADS) Workshop. Cadets led over a 150 JROTC cadets from across the area through leadership and ethics exercises and STEM Workshops in Chicago, IL. CDTs Brandon Wilson and Ahmad Bradshaw, both from Chicago, were keynote speakers at the event. The cadets also participated in a service project at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital.

On Point: A Different Mindset
3/30/2018

CDT Genevieve McCormick '19Cadets are provided an endless number of opportunities to pursue their dreams at the U.S. Military Academy, whether it be militarily, professionally, athletically or personally. For cow Army West Point Women's Tennis player Genevieve McCormick, those unique opportunities allowed her to travel to the other side of the world for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a Chinese major, McCormick elected to go to Taiwan during the fall semester on the Academy's version of a study abroad trip with some of her fellow classmates. Throughout that journey, the Berwyh, Pa., native immersed herself in the eastern Asian culture, while also having the opportunity to expand her horizons on the tennis court.

Engineering Design Paintball Gun Projectile
3/30/2018

Engineering Design Paintball Gun ProjectileCadets from Weapons Engineering presented the results and demonstrated the performance of their Engineering Design Project (EDP). This year cadets were challenged to design, fabricate, and test a novel projectile that could be fired from a paintball gun. Specifically, the projectile had to achieve threshold performance values for interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. Teams were required to use Computer Aided Design (CAD), theoretical models, and Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, to create and test fire a novel projectile. The final presentations were delivered to Dr. Don Carlucci, Chief Scientist at the Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

Cadets Complete SANS Cyber Security Training
3/30/2018

Cadets Complete SANS Cyber Security TrainingTen cadets from the Cyber Leadership Development Program (CLDP) attended cyber security training in San Francisco, CA during Spring Break. Gifted by the SANS Institute and margin of excellence funds, the cadets attended six-days of training focused on both offensive and defensive cyber operations. The training is like training offered at the Army Cyber School and taught by some of the same instructors. Cadets will use what they learned to help win events such as the annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) and various cyber security capture the flag competitions (CTFs). Cadets attending their first SANS training took "SEC 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling" to learn attacker's tactics and strategies. This knowledge prepares cadets to better defend networks and systems from attacks while also begin to understand penetration testing and offensive cyber operations.

The more experienced cadets either took "SEC 560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking" to gain advanced understanding of offensive cyber operations or "SEC508: Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting" to gain advanced understanding of defensive cyber operations. Industry professionals taught both courses to include former military and NSA cyber operators. The real-world experience passed down from the instructors in combination with the course curriculum will help develop our future leaders and ensure continued dominance in the cyber domain.

Lacrosse Duo Named to Midseason All-America List
3/30/2018

CDTs Johnny Surdick '19 and AJ Barretto '19Army West Point men's lacrosse duo Johnny Surdick and AJ Barretto were named to the Inside Lacrosse Midseason Media All-America list, announced Thursday. Surdick, a 2017 All-America Honorable Mention pick, was voted to the first team for the midseason list. He leads the Black Knights with 14 caused turnovers this year and sits tied for 12th nationally with 2.0 caused turnovers per game. The cow from Odenton, Md., has assisted on a goal in four of the last five games for Army. He totals 97 career groundballs and 58 caused turnovers. The Black Knights' goalie, Barretto, landed on honorable mention. The cow's 6.61 goals against average is good for second in college lacrosse. He has allowed seven or less goals in all of his wins this season. Barretto, who hails from Darlington, Md., posted a career-high 14 saves earlier this month in the team's win over Holy Cross. He added three groundballs, two caused turnovers and an assist in the effort. He is one groundball shy of the 100 mark in his career. Read More

Cadets in Tajikistan Participate in Nowruz
3/30/2018

Cadets in Tajikistan Participate in NowruzCadets Katie McCury and Trisitan Adamson, currently studying Persian for a semester in Tajikistan, participated in Nowruz celebrations in Dushanbe. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian Calendar on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox. Cadets wore traditional Tajik clothing and embraced the culture.

Cadets Engage ALLIES at Tufts EPIIC Symposium
3/30/2018

Cadets Engage ALLIES at Tufts EPIIC SymposiumThe Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations (CMO) at West Point and its Cadet Community on CMO Club (C3MO) recently participated in the Tufts University Fletcher School's Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium to address the question: "Is the Liberal World Order Ending?" The attendees listened to panels on issues regarding human migration across borders, globalization and technology, responsibility to protect doctrine, nuclear proliferation, populism and nationalism, alternative forms of governance, as well as the culminating topic of America's future in the world order. Keynote speakers included Allan Rock, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, as well as Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Minister of Environment of Nigeria. Through this event, the cadets gained new perspective into the discussion of the liberal world order and the role of the United States in international issues. In breakout sessions, cadets asked questions that pertained to the ever-changing defense and security of the nation in light of the examined issues. Attendance at this event is brokered through the C3MO participation in the Tufts Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES), an undergraduate organization dedicated to improving civil-military relations. The ALLIES bring together students of Tufts University, USMA, USNA, Wesleyan University, VMI, University of North Georgia, and other schools for quarterly engagements in an academic setting.

Football Wraps Up Second Week of Spring Ball
3/30/2018

Army West Point FootballThe Army West Point Football team finished up its second week of spring practice on Thursday evening on Howze and Goldstein Fields. The Black Knights started practice with special teams and then individual drills under cloudy and misty skies. The team spent a lot of time in its 7-on-7 drills and team drills at the end of practice. Army is off this weekend and is back on the practice field next Tuesday and then will finish up the third week next Thursday, Friday and is set to scrimmage on Saturday.

Ethics of War Conference in Warsaw, Poland
3/30/2018

Ethics of War Conference in Warsaw, PolandOver spring break, the Department of English and Philosophy co-sponsored an Ethics of War Conference at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. The conference, which focused on contemporary issues related to the study of ethics in war, featured speakers from all over the world. Colonel David Barnes gave opening remarks. Cadets and faculty had the opportunity to hear keynote addresses from both Helen Frowe and Brian Orend, from the University of Stockholm and the University of Waterloo respectively. When not at the conference, they were graciously escorted around Warsaw by the faculty of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. While there, USMA personnel visited the Polish Army Museum, the Polish National Gallery, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Polish Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Kashmir Pulaski Museum, and the site of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, where the army of the newly liberated Poland repelled an invasion by the USSR.

Enhanced Terramechanics Lab on Loam & Sand
3/29/2018

Enhanced Terramechanics Lab on Loam & SandCadets from Powertrains and Vehicle Dynamics conducted an enhanced terramechanics lab vicinity south dock and Blaik Field. New this year, cadets operated both a wheeled and tracked platform in two soil types: loam and sand. The Polaris M-RZR was outfitted with a track conversion kit to provide off-road vehicle performance values to compare and contrast the advantages and challenges associated with wheels and tracks on militarily relevant surfaces. The conversion kit replaces the standard pneumatic tires with a track system that greatly enhances traction and mobility in sand, mud, and snow. The results of the lab are of interest to both industry and Special Operations mobility experts that are exploring enhancements to the Ultralight Tactical Vehicle (UTV) platforms.

Baseball Improves Win Streak to Five Straight
3/29/2018

Baseball Improves Win Streak to Five StraightThe Army West Point Baseball team defeated Siena, 9-6, here Wednesday afternoon in its home opener. The victory marked Army's fifth-straight win and gives the Cadets momentum heading into their home-opening weekend, which begins with a doubleheader against Bucknell on Saturday. The Black Knights broke the scoreless deadlock with three runs in the bottom of the third. Anfernee Crompton led-off the inning with a single to right field. Brendan Siriani shifted him to second following a sacrifice bunt before Jacob Hurtubise placed runners on the corners after his bunt single. Drake Titus then singled through the right side to score Army's first run of the game. During the ensuing at bat, Hurtubise touched home plate after the Saints failed to pick off Titus at first. On the play Titus advanced to third. Siena answered notching the second out of the inning via a strikeout but John McKenna followed that up singling up the middle to score Titus. During the next inning, Army combined for four runs on five hits to break the game open at 7-0. Trey Martin, Josh White and Crompton recorded back-to-back-to-back hits to lead off the frame, highlighted by a double from White. Hurtubise and Titus both registered hits later on in the inning. Read More

Cadets Visit ARDEC at Picatinny Arsenal
3/29/2018

Cadets Visit ARDEC at Picatinny ArsenalCadets from Weapons Engineering traveled to Picatinny Arsenal, NJ to visit with scientists and engineers from the Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC). While there, the cadets received technical briefings and visited ballistic lab and test facilities. The agenda, developed by Ms. Tanya Fogg, an ARDEC Executive Fellow, complemented the syllabus and learning objectives. Cadets were exposed to research and development efforts in terminal ballistics, exterior ballistics, interior ballistics, energetics, and Test and Evaluation (T&E). The event was hosted by Dr. Don Carlucci, Chief Scientist at ARDEC and the author of the ME490 textbook, Ballistics. The cadets could see how the fundamental procedures done during labs and the Engineering Design Project (EDP) are performed for lethality capability enhancement pursuits by renowned experts in armaments.

Milestone Achieved in Series Split with Syracuse
3/29/2018

CDT Courtney Springman '21History was made at the Army West Point Softball Complex when the softball team claimed a 5-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader series with Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon. The win against the Orange (16-12) marked the program's first-ever victory against an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponent. In the second game, Courtney Springman had herself a day, allowing just one earned run, four hits and striking out nine in a complete game effort for Army (11-17). At the plate, Amelia Trotter compiled three hits in the two games combined, including a solo home run in the series opener. Taylor Livingston also recorded a hit in each of the contests. Madison Bryant came on in relief and allowed just one hit in four scoreless frames. Trotter blasted her second career homer. Three different Cadets recorded a base hit in the contest. Read More

Spring Break Immersion Trips
3/29/2018

Spring Immersion Trips The Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) led cadets to more than a half dozen countries over Spring Break for Language and Cultural Immersion Trips as well as research activities. Cadets and faculty traveled to Morocco, Jordan, China, Germany, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Costa Rica. The Arabic section led eight Cadets on two trips, Jordan and Morocco. Cadets practiced their Arabic with the local population, sampled local cuisine, and learned about ancient civilizations with roots going back to the Ancient Romans and earlier.

Highlights from the Chinese section's trip include visits to the Nanjing Massacre museum as well as the Purple Mountain and buildings that reflect both China's long imperial legacy and Nanjing's recent status as China's capital while it was governed by the Nationalist government prior to 1949.

The German section's trip included an official visit to the Offizierschule des Heeres, where cadets received a short briefing on the functioning of the German Bundeswehr Officer Commissioning process. Cadets also went on a joint climb in the Saxon Alps. The group visited the Goethe Institut, the Federal Republic of Germany's cultural institute, and learned about the educational opportunities available in conjunction with DFL.

Photo: CPT Daniel with Cadets in front of the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial in Nanjing, China

Water Plant Treatment Tour
3/29/2018

Water Plant Treatment TourDepartment of Chemistry and Life Science faculty led cadets on tours of the water treatment plant near Lusk Reservoir. The water treatment plant shows a real-life application of concepts discussed in the classroom and labs. Water hardness, chlorine degradation, filtration, and turbidity were all discussed. The cadets were very appreciative of the water treatment plant operators who shoveled a path through the snow for them and demonstrated back-flushing the sand and gravel filters.

Athletic Director's Update
3/29/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

North Eastern Regional Cyber Defense Competition
3/28/2018

North Eastern Regional Cyber Defense CompetitionEight cadets represented West Point and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the North Eastern Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. This annual event pits schools from all over the country against one another in an "inherit and defend" style cyber competition. Teams were tasked with protecting and maintaining services running on over a dozen different physical and cloud based machines while a dedicated "red cell" hacker group attempted to penetrate their infrastructure and disrupt digital services. The mission of the CCDC system is to provide institutions with an information assurance or computer security curriculum a controlled, competitive environment to assess their student's depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems. The team took eighth place in this highly competitive field, a good result considering this was the first time West Point has competed in the event since 2012.

White Tabbed AWP Athlete of Week
3/28/2018

CDT Josh White '19Army West Point Baseball team saw Josh White named the Army West Point Athlete of the Week following his impressive performance over the weekend. This was his third weekly award since Monday as he was also tabbed the Patriot League and College Sports Madness Player of the Week. White batted .462 (6-for-13) with three runs scored and three runs batted in to help Army start 4-0 in conference play. The second baseman hit safely in all four games, while slugging .462 and posting a .500 on-base percentage. White went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with Bucknell. He went 2-for-4 with one run and one driven in, in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against Navy. He also had six putouts and five assists in the field during the week.

The Army squad is back in action this week when it welcomes Siena in its home opener on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Engineering Design Vehicle Extraction Tool
3/28/2018

Engineering Design Vehicle Extraction ToolCadets from Powertrains and Vehicle Dynamics presented the results and demonstrated the performance of their Engineering Design Project (EDP). This year ME42 cadets were challenged to design, fabricate, and test an extraction tool that would provide a means of extraction from a vehicle. Specifically the device had to cut through a seatbelt and break tempered glass. The teams were given a razor blade and concrete nail, and were required to use Computer Aided Design (CAD), structural analysis, and Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, to create a novel extraction tool. The final presentations were delivered to members of the West Point Fire Department and West Point Provost Marshal.

Funaro Garners PL Female Player of the Week Honors
3/28/2018

CDT Danna Funaro '20Yearling Danna Funaro of the Army West Point women's tennis team was named the Patriot League Female Player of the Week following her stellar opening weekend of league play. This is Funaro's first time being recognized by the league in her career. The Fairfield, Conn., native combined to go 5-0 on the weekend with three singles wins and two in doubles. She outscored her opponents in those matches by a combined score of 48-10. Funaro opened the weekend with a 6-1, 6-0, win over Lafayette's Alexa Cooke in the fourth flight before taking down Katya Martin of Holy Cross, 6-0, 6-1, in the second flight. She closed out the weekend with a 6-3, 6-3, victory over Chloe Boustany of Loyola on Sunday. In doubles, she paired with rookie Ana Joyner to defeat Lafayette's Grace Conrad and Meredith Block, 6-2, in the second flight. Funaro also teamed up with Genevieve McCormick to pick up a 6-0 win in the top flight over Holy Cross' Allison Reiling and Morgan McGuire. Funaro posted her personal-best 15th singles win of the season against Loyola with the match-clinching win. Additionally, she improved to 5-0 in her career against Patriot League opponents in singles dual play. Read More

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Scholarship Luncheon
3/28/2018

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Scholarship LuncheonThe Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) USMA Chapter hosted a scholarship luncheon within the Regimental Room of the Cadet Mess Hall open to members of the Corps of Cadets with potential to apply for scholarships. PKP Student VPs, CDTs Claire Wang and Abby Vorhaus, coordinated a panel to discuss the scholarship application process by winners of various scholarships from members of the class of 2018. The panelists included Cadets Joy Schaeffer – Marshall Scholarship, Lexie Johnson – Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship, Megan Bryn – Schwarzman Scholarship, and Garret Simon – (MIT) Lincoln Labs Fellowship. Additionally, MAJ Summers, XH Program Faculty Representative, provided insight regarding the scholarship program and process. The panelists provided insight regarding their scholarship journey and fielded questions from the audience.

Shannon Named Patriot League Player of the Week
3/28/2018

CDT Gregory Shannon '18After finishing the weekend undefeated in both singles and doubles, Gregory Shannon of the Army West Point Men's Tennis team earned Patriot League Player of the Week honors, the league office announced on Tuesday. In his first match of the series, the Longwood, Fla., native defeated Holy Cross' Matthew Slowinski in the first flight, 6-2, 6-1. He also earned another singles victory, 7-6 6-4, over Bucknell's Andrei Vitiuc, and defeated three straight in doubles with partner Michael Nguyen. This is the first weekly league honor for the firstie this year.

Thirteenth Normandy Staff Ride
3/28/2018

Thirteenth Normandy Staff RideOver Spring Break, the Department of History conducted its thirteenth staff ride to Normandy since the year 2000. This year's trip carried on a few new traditions to make it more personal. A mock storming of Omaha Beach at Vierville was done to give the cadets an authentic experience while in Normandy. Cadets wore their army combat uniforms, waded chest deep into the surf at low tide, and covered the 300-meters to the seawall. Furthermore, the experience was combined with oral histories from French citizens that experienced the invasion first hand. This year's trip consisted of six days on the battlefield, followed by two days in Paris where they visited the French Second Armored Division. The bonds that were formed on this trip are a testament to the Long Gray Line, and the passion that exists for history here at West Point.

DFL Faculty Ruck March Toward German Badge
3/28/2018

DFL Faculty Ruck March Toward German BadgeDespite Winter Storm Quinn, faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) continued their pursuit of the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge with a 12-kilometer ruck march through West Point. The ruck march is one of six events that comprise the German Proficiency Badge requirements, supported by the German Liaison Officer, LTC Michael Breuer.

Photo: (L-R) LTC Miller (DFL-Portuguese), MAJ Medford (Russian), LTC Serrazes (Portuguses Exchange Officer), and MAJ Zapf (Arabic) following the ruck march completion

Cadets Explore the Cadet Microbiome
3/27/2018

Cadets Explore the Cadet MicrobiomeCadets enrolled in Introduction to Biology (CH275) are exploring the microbial world found within West Point. As part of a newly implemented Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), cadets collect environmental samples from three locations within the cadet area. Students selections range from athletic equipment, electronic devices, or shower and recreational facilities. Cadets made predictions prior to microbial isolation on nutrient plates. Additionally, cadets prepare isolates on antibiotic containing plates to determine whether specific resistance exists within their samples. To further characterize the microbiome, these samples provide source materials for students to identify isolates using advanced analytical techniques. “CURE Biology: Analyzing Microbes Using a Collaborative STEM Approach,” authored by LTC Melissa Eslinger, MAJ Elizabeth Kent, and Dr. Elizabeth Mentis has been accepted for publication and presentation at the upcoming STEM Educators’ Conference later this year.

Fallen Comrades Run Trophy Creation
3/27/2018

Fallen Comrades Run Trophy CreationCadets and members of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering designed and created a fitting perpetual trophy for the half-marathon. Inspired by elements of the mythical Hermes, the trophy sits atop a base of oak and features four gold painted, steel winged feet and an inspiring acrylic triangular obelisk or 'trianglisk'. The paired feet represent both service academies shadowing their respective services. The trianglisk signifies the tip of the spear that commissioned leaders will serve at. The winged foot element was also used to create artistic upgrades for new oak doors at Gillis Field House.

Baseball Duo Claim Patriot League Weekly Honors
3/27/2018

Josh White '19 and Anthony Giachin '21For the second time this season, Army West Point baseball saw two of its own tabbed with Patriot League weekly awards. Josh White garnered his first player of the week acknowledgment, while first-year infielder Anthony Giachin earned his second rookie of the week honor. White batted .462 (6-for-13) with three runs scored and three runs batted in to help Army start 4-0 in conference play. The second baseman hit safely in all four games, while slugging .462 and posting a .500 on-base percentage. White went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with Bucknell. He went 2-for-4 with one run and one driven in, in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against Navy. He also had six putouts and five assists in the field during the week. For his efforts this weekend, White was also tabbed the College Sports Madness Patriot League Player of the Week. Giachin averaged .308 (4-for-13) throughout the Cadet's four-game weekend, while reaching base at a .400 clip. The rookie went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Army's Game 2 win over Bucknell. He drove in one run in the first game against Navy, before going a career-best 3-for-4 with three runs in the second game. Giachin also had five putouts and four assists during the week. Read More

Danny Nelson Pro Racer Instructs Cadets
3/27/2018

Danny Nelson Pro Racer Instructs CadetsCadets from Powertrains and Vehicle Dynamics traveled to Poughkeepsie, NY to meet with a professional race car driver at K1 Speed, an electric go-kart racing facility. The cadets received expert instruction from Mr. Danny Nelson on safe, effective, and competitive driving techniques. Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of experience in motorsports on a wide range of vehicles and classes including Formula 1. His instruction was directly linked to course automotive engineering concepts including braking, acceleration, and cornering/steering. The cadets applied newfound insights on vehicle dynamics during three race events, preceded by lecture from Mr. Nelson and succeeded with after-action reviews. Feedback from the cadets was overwhelmingly positive, and on average race lap times dropped by 15% because of the expert instruction afforded by Mr. Nelson.

Photo: CDT Zach Hobson ’18 prepares to enter a turn during a circuit race conducted after instruction on racecar driving techniques

Stewart, Bredenburg Collect Weekly League Honors
3/27/2018

Samantha Stewart '20 and Lauren Bredenburg '21Yearling Samantha Stewart and plebe Lauren Bredenburg of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team were recognized as this week's Patriot League Midfielder and Rookie of the Week. It was Stewart's first midfielder of the week recognition and second career weekly award after being tabbed the rookie of the week last season. Bredenburg picked up her first career honor from the league and Army's second rookie of the week following when Megan Raftery was named it on Feb. 12. Stewart scored a game-high five points and four goals in the Black Knights' 17-8 win over American on Saturday, marking the first home win over a Patriot League opponent in program history. Both her points and goals were career highs for the New Canaan, Conn., native, while she tied her previous personal best of seven draw controls. Bredenburg recorded a game-high six ground balls and caused three turnovers in the historic victory, marking the third time this year that the Hampstead, Md., native notched at least three of each. The rookie defender set a new single game high for the team with her six ground balls, while her three caused turnovers marked just the fourth time this season an Army player has reached that mark. Read More

CDT Rieping '19 Army Navy MRZR Mission
3/27/2018

CDT Rieping '19 Army Navy MRZR MissionOn December 7, 2017, The Army West Point Football Team was led out through the Brigade Sendoff Cordon by members of the Spirit Tank Crew operating the MRZR2T tracked vehicle. Immediately following the cordon, the MRZR2T was loaded and transported to Philadelphia where it served as a fitting vehicle for the snow-draped rivalry that was the Army Navy football game of 2017. The tracked MRZR was used to tow and transport equipment with ease despite the slick conditions. Cadet Chris Rieping ’19, the Spirit Tank Crew Cadet in Charge (CIC), did a terrific job of preparing for the mission and leading the team in support. Of note, he worked with stadium technicians to perform a field expedient repair to the air cannon. His efforts ensured that the t-shirt launcher was operational for the game, and his actions demonstrated both resourcefulness and doggedness while using problem solving techniques in a field environment.

History Dept. Commitment to Developing Leaders
3/27/2018

History Dept. Commitment to Developing LeadersThe Department of History took advantage of its Plebe Parent Weekend open house to communicate to visiting parents its commitment to developing commissioned leaders of character. In addition to great conversations and sharing positive stories about each cadet who visited, the department displayed its recent publications and digital initiatives, the weapons carts, and representatives from both the Center for Oral History and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies explained how their engagement with the wider public instills "wisdom through history."

Men's T&F Takes First Place at Penn Challenge
3/26/2018

CDT Ross Puritty '18The Army West Point Men's Track and Field team finished big in Philadelphia, placing first of seven teams. Army won the Penn Challenge, beating out the meet host University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Villanova, La Salle, Rider and Cornell for the top spot. The team scored 196.5 points. Last year at this meet, the Black Knights placed second. This is the Cadet's second consecutive first-place finish. Army placed 1-3 in the 100m dash. Tyler Davis finished first with a time of 10.86, Andre Vaughn took second place with 11.03, and Jaylin Davis clocked in at 11.19 which was good for third. Ross Puritty claimed second in the 110m hurtles with a time of 14.97. Conner Russell took fourth, clocking in at 16.15. Naquore Davis's time of 16.28 was good for fifth and Jaeden Watson finished in sixth with a time of 16.29. In the 200m, Jaylin Davis placed second with a time of 22.78. Tyrell Maddox timed in at 48.67, finishing in second in the 400-meter dash. Marcus Denham finished seventh with a time of 50.51. Puritty finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.70. Russell took seventh with a time of 57.82. Read More

Eighth Annual Fallen Comrades Run
3/26/2018

Eighth Annual Fallen Comrades RunThe West Point Marathon team hosted the eighth Fallen Comrades Run. Participants throughout the academy and local communities joined in during the partly sunny, 35-degree, 13.1-mile half marathon morning race showing their dedication to honoring the fallen. Congratulations to the six members of the team that competed in the race and Beat Navy, led by the new course record holder, Aaqib Syed.

Women's Rugby Wins Crimson 7s Championship Title
3/26/2018

Women's Rugby Wins Crimson 7s Championship TitleThe Army West Point Women's Rugby team defeated Harvard, 34-10, Saturday evening from Robert A. Mingione Field to clinch the Crimson 7s Tournament Championship title. The Cadets dropped their first match 36-0 to Harvard, but later bounced back with a 32-0 victory over Northeastern. Army then defeated Brown, 26-19, in their third match of the day. The Blacks Knights advanced to the Semi-finals, defeating AIC 31-19, before heading to the Championship match facing the Crimson for a second time. Firstie Rebecca Stipp led the Black Knights offensively with nine tries. Yearling Bayleigh Gable added two conversions on four points. Gable also posted one try on five points for the Black Knights. Read More

Glee Club Sings with Trace Adkins
3/26/2018

Glee Club Sings with Trace AdkinsLast night, Sunday March 25, the West Point Glee Club was invited to sing "Still a Soldier" with Trace Adkins at Eisenhower Hall. The Glee Club was honored with the opportunity and sounded great!

Women's Tennis Blanks Lafayette & Holy Cross
3/26/2018

CDT Danna Funaro '20The Army West Point Women's Tennis team shut out Lafayette, 4-0, and Holy Cross, 7-0, to open Patriot League play Friday afternoon at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights improved to 14-5 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Leopards dropped to 6-7 and 0-1. Additionally, the Crusaders fell to 3-8 and 0-3. Army now controls the all-time series against Lafayette and Holy Cross 24-10 and 24-2, respectively. The Black Knights posted their fifth and sixth shutouts of the season. Danna Funaro was the only Army player to win multiple matches in either singles or doubles, going 2-0 in both facets. Funaro also tied her personal best 14 singles victories from last season. Kirby Einck won her seventh-straight singles match. Rookie Ana Joyner documented her team-best 18th doubles win of the year. Read More

20th Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium
3/26/2018

20th Directed Energy Science and Technology SymposiumCOL Hartke, LTC Ingold, CPT Konopa, Dr Pfenning, Dr Lanzerotti, cadets Johnson '18, O'Neill'18, Greer '18, Meyers '18, Hedglin '18, Le '19, Roll '19, Broussard '20) and Mrs. Sanborn traveled to Oxnard, CA to participate in the Directed Energy Professional Society's Science and Technology Symposium. The Symposium included seven conferences related to the science and technology of directed energy systems for defense. The cadets gave five presentations in the main technical sessions of the symposium. The research is supported by the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE-JTO), the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the Army Research Office. The trip was enabled by the Class of '67 Endowment to the Department of Physics and Engineering.

Baseball Completes Sweep of Navy at Camden
3/26/2018

Baseball Completes Sweep of Navy at CamdenThe Army West Point Baseball team posted back-to-back victories over service-academy rival Navy here Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards to finished the weekend 4-0. Army earned the 5-3, 10-inning win in the opener before taking the nightcap 8-2. The Sunday sweep handed Army its third- and fourth-straight win, shifting the Black Knights to the top of the Patriot League standings. The Cadets also swept Bucknell on Saturday in their conference opener. Hurtubise led the team with two walks on the day. Army posted three doubles in the twin bill. Rosoff drilled his fourth of the year, while Crompton and Martin each earned their second of the season. Titus and Crompton notched the Cadets two sacrifice hits. The Black Knights pitching staff allowed just two extra base hits (two doubles) on the day. Sam Messina finished Game 1 with a no decision. He worked 6.0 innings in the opener, allowing five hits, two runs and two walks. The junior fanned five while on the hill. Joe Santoro and Carter Van Gytenbeek did not allow a hit during their relief time in the second game. Santoro nearly retired the Mids down in order during the bottom of the seventh in Game 2, while Van Gytenbeek closed out the final 2.0 innings registering six-straight outs. Giachin stole Army's lone base in the twin bill to hand him three on the season. The Mids turned the day's only double plays (3). Read More

Cadets Visit the University of Massachusetts
3/26/2018

Cadets Visit the University of MassachusettsTwo cadets and three faculty from the nuclear engineering program spent a day at University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UML). In the morning they toured their one-megawatt research reactor and the lab facilities that support various ongoing research efforts. CPT Kaminski discussed opportunities to use the reactor to support forensics efforts aimed at developing a better understanding of nuclear debris from various environments and locales. Dr. Aghara of UML supported the idea of partnering on such research in the future. In the afternoon, Dr. Allen gave an overview of the nuclear engineering program at USMA to a group of UML students and briefly spoke about the new computational methods design course. Over the past three years, Dr. Allen has built the course from the ground up, and authored a book aimed at teaching undergraduates the contemporary modeling tools used in the field. Several programs around the country have adopted his free digital text, and others, including UML, are considering it for future use. In the evening, the group attended a meeting of the American Nuclear Society-Northeast Section. Cadets Salem Al Kaabi and Evan Terkanian competed in a Jeopardy-like quiz show on mixed teams comprised of students from MIT, UML, and TRCC.

Men's Rugby Defeats Navy in Second Half Thriller
3/26/2018

Men's Rugby Defeats Navy in Second Half ThrillerThe Army West Point men's rugby team earned their fourth consecutive victory against Navy, 18-15, Saturday afternoon at the Prusmack Rugby Complex. The Black Knights notched a try in the 69th minute to take the lead over the Midshipmen. Army now improves to 10-3 in 15s play, while Navy falls to 11-5 on the season. Firsties Jake Lachina and Ryan Moshak posted one try on five points. Jon Kim added one conversion and two penalty kicks for the Black and Gold. Read More

USMA Faculty Analytic Support Meeting at MacDill
3/26/2018

USMA Faculty Analytic Support Meeting at MacDillMore than 130 analytic professionals from around the globe converged on MacDill Air Force base to discuss, draft, and ultimately present best practices in providing analytic support to contingency /named operations. COL Lindquist and CPT Turner chaired one of the working groups designed to develop best practices for eliciting public perceptions in support of these operations. While there, CPT Turner presented work conducted by a team of USMA faculty (MAJ Hood and CPT Kuiper) in support of the Army's response to Hurricane Maria, which hit the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. While there, CPT Turner had the opportunity to meet their on-the-ground collaborator in Puerto Rico, LTC Risius to understand how the analysis was used and develop ways to improve methodology for future operations. The efforts of COL Lindquist's and CPT Turner's working group will be codified in a report on session proceedings as well as a special edition of the MOR Journal specifically focused on assessments. MORS Leadership is also working with Joint Staff J-8 and Army Staff G-8 to formalize these finding in doctrine. Also of note was the presence of several other "Mathletes" working on advancing the professionalism of assessments.

Women's Lacrosse Outlasts American
3/26/2018

CDT Samantha Stewart '20The Army West Point women's lacrosse team defeated American 17-8 for the program's first-ever Patriot League win at home on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights earned their second league win in as many seasons after topping Colgate, 11-9, on April 19 in Hamilton, N.Y., last year. Rookie Jackie Brattan opened the scoring with a tally less than two minutes into the contest on a feed from Samantha Stewart. After the Eagles responded with 20:34 on the clock to tie the game at one apiece, Maddie Miller found a cutting Manuela Cortes to retake the lead. The Miller goal sparked a scoring frenzy between the two sides, combining for three goals over a 2:21 span. Army earned its first home Patriot League victory in program history. The Black Knights set a new program record with their fourth home win of the season. Lauren Bredenburg collected game-highs in caused turnovers (3) and ground balls (6). Stewart posted career-highs five points and four goals. Read More

Cadets Visit MEDDAC Facility
3/26/2018

Cadets Visit MEDDAC FacilityThree nuclear engineering majors visited the Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) facility to utilize the x-ray machine to further their research into establishing a radiography lab inside Bartlett Hall. While the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) does not yet have an x-ray machine for the lab, cadets have utilized gamma sources, along with a ScanX Scout computed radiography system to produce images of industrial items (no humans). KACH Radiology Team giving cadets time on the machine, with an x-ray technician present, allowed the cadets to image aluminum calibration plates which were produced in the PaNE machine shop. This experience with an actual x-ray machine, rather than gamma sources, helps them develop the techniques and procedures that will be used as they establish standard operating procedures for an industrial radiography capability in the House of PaNE.

Men's Tennis Completes Sweep Against Bucknell, Loyola
3/26/2018

CDT David Mitchell '19The Army West Point Men's Tennis team closed out their four-match slate Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Bucknell, followed by a 5-0 win over Loyola. The Black Knights finished the weekend undefeated in Patriot League play, and now improve to 12-9 on the season. Yearling Myles Conlin and plebe Dylan Simonsen clinched the doubles point against the Bison with a 6-3 victory over Andrei Vitiuc and Max McDonald. In the evening contest, firstie Michael Sienko and cow Morgan Hale earned the doubles point for the Cadets with a 6-3 win over Kyle Gower and Jack Shortell. Singles Results vs. Bucknell: 1. Michael Nguyen def. Dan Wright - 5-7, 6-3 2. Gregory Shannon def. Andrei Vitiuc - 7-6, 6-4 3. Myles Conlin def. Max Kane - 6-3, 6-1 4. David Mitchell vs. Max McDonald - 6-7, 3-5 DNF 5. Michael Sienko vs. Colin Sacco - 7-6, 7-5 DNF 6. Anant Mundra def. Max Garramone - 7-6, 7-5. Read More

On Point: Battling Back
3/23/2018

CDT DaVonte Carter Vault '20Words no person ever wants to hear – acute kidney and liver failure.

This was the reality for Army West Point Rugby player DaVonte Carter Vault. In January of 2016, Carter Vault found himself battling strep throat and a high fever. Then one morning after getting out of bed, he felt an unusual amount of pain in his legs. Despite feeling ill, he continued to attend practice until his condition worsened.

To read more about Carter Vault's road back on the pitch, click here.

Track & Field Take on Penn Challenge
3/23/2018

Track and FieldThe Army West Point Women's & Men's Track and Field teams will travel to compete in the Penn Challenge hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Saturday March 24, 2018.

Women's Track and Field heads to the Penn Challenge after a strong third place finish at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic. Last year at this meet, the Black Knights placed fifth with 24 points.

Men's Track and Field heads to the Penn Challenge after an impressive first-place finish at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic.

Last year at this meet, Men's Track and Field placed second with five first-place finishes. Their score of 134 helped them to out-place Connecticut, Princeton, Villanova and Rider.

Rheology Trip to University of Delaware
3/23/2018

Rheology Trip to University of DelawareCadets Charles Keith, Michael Deegan, and Michael Clark accompanied by their faculty advisor LTC Matthew Armstrong, who recently collaborated with Jeff Horner, Dr. Norman Wagner and Dr. Antony Beris at University of Delaware, to conduct steady state, sawtooth, step up/down, large amplitude oscillatory shear, unidirectional oscillatory shear and strain-rate-frequency superposition transient experiments on a 6-mL sample of blood. Each of the cadets is currently fitting a different model to the data to look for goodness of fit, and then to make appropriate correlations with previous data to determine if different levels of HDL/LDL, hematocrit, glucose, etc. impact the bulk rheology of blood. They also aim to determine if the model parameter values are affected in a statistically significant manner by varying those blood parameters. Cadet Charles is working with the Bautista-Monero-Puig (BMP) model that uses an evolving fluidity term; Cadet Deegan is using the Horner-Armstrong-Wagner-Beris (HAWB) modified White-Metzner model; and Cadet Clark is using the Herschel-Bulkley/Stickel model, which he intends to modify with an evolving structural, thixotropy parameter.

Women's Rugby to Open Season at Crimson 7s
3/23/2018

CDT Sydney Hawkins '18The Army West Point women's rugby team will begin its spring season at the ­­Crimson 7s tournament on Saturday. The Black Knights will face Harvard, with kickoff scheduled for 10:20 a.m. Army will then continue play at 11:20 a.m. from Roberto A. Mingnone Field with the opponent still to be decided. The Cadets last faced the Crimson in the NIRA Quarterfinals match, where they dropped a 24-12 decision.

Three Cadets earned NIRA All-American accolades in 2017. Firstie Sydney Dossett, as well as yearlings Sam Sullivan and Gio Ferguson-Lewis were all named first team honorees by the national governing body and coaches. The team recently traveled out to the West Coast to train with USA Rugby coaches and athletes, prepping them for their spring season. Read More

PaNE Plebe Parent Weekend Open House
3/23/2018

PaNE Plebe Parent Weekend Open HouseThe House of PaNE (The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering) celebrated Plebe Parent Weekend with an open house. Visitors were treated to demos and got to participate in simple experiments.

Men's Lacrosse Heads to Colgate for Saturday Tilt
3/23/2018

CDT Nicholas Garofano '21The 12/13th-ranked Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team continues Patriot League play Saturday when it travels to Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. The contest will begin at 12 p.m. from Andy Kerr Stadium. #12/13 ARMY (5-2, 2-1 Patriot League) Army is 1-1 on the road this year and is 1-0 in Patriot League road games. The Black Knights and Raiders will meet for the 40th time in the all-time series Saturday. Army holds a 30-10 edge over Colgate in the all-time series which began in 1923. The Black Knights opened the series with 19-straight wins from 1923 to 1992. The Cadets are 15-4 when playing in Hamilton, N.Y. Last season the Black Knights defeated the Raiders 10-8 at Michie Stadium. In the game, the Cadets led in shots (41-31), faceoffs (14-7) and ground balls (33-21). Conor Glancy led the Black Knights with three goals, while David Symmes and Nate Jones each tallied one. Read More

Athletic Director's Update
3/23/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

Goff Garners AAA Athlete of the Week Honors
3/22/2018

CDT Nathan Goff '18Firstie Nathan Goff of the Army West Point Gymnastics Team has garnered Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors for the first time this season. Goff, who hails from Tucson, Ariz., set a new standard on floor exercise in Army's win over Springfield. The firstie turned out a 14.450 on the floor en route to a program individual record in the event, and a program team record (69.200). Goff championed the floor exercise and the high bar (14.050) and was third on the parallel bars (13.350). Goff is one of 15 gymnasts in the country with marks of 14.450 or greater this season on floor. He currently ranks seventh nationally on high bar with a 13.300 average. The Black Knights will be back in action on April 7 for the ECAC Championships held in Annapolis, Md.

Civil & Military Engineering Attends Engineers Week
3/22/2018

Civil & Military Engineering Attends Engineers WeekThe Civil Engineering club attended the 20th Annual 2018 National Engineers Week Banquet at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. Ten cadets attended the event. The speaker, Dr. Talia Gershon is the Senior Manager responsible for project management for AI research as well as quantum computing outreach public engagement. She gave a presentation about quantum computing. This presentation covered the process that has been made in the field so far, where the technology is currently at and how quantum computing can be used in the future.

Ultimate Frisbee at Bring The Huckus
3/22/2018

Ultimate Frisbee at Bring The HuckusArmy Ultimate Frisbee competed in the 2018 Bring The Huckus. The tournament consisted of 35 club teams from the east coast, all competing to win the championship. Army went 3-1 on the first day. Unfortunately, the tournament was canceled due to harsh weather conditions on Sunday, so no teams competed on the second day of the tournament. The tournament remained a great learning experience for new and old members of the team who are looking to compete again at the upcoming Nationals.

Hillel-Jewish Chapel Group Jewish Warrior Weekend
3/22/2018

Hillel-Jewish Chapel Group Jewish Warrior WeekendAbout forty Jewish cadets and midshipmen from West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Texas A&M, and other ROTC programs came together at Texas A&M for faith, fellowship, and fun. The weekend began with the group attending Friday night services and a dinner at the Texas A&M Hillel. During the visit, the group watched a documentary about American Soldiers during the Holocaust and discussed the content with the Producer of the film, visited the Texas A&M Cavalry barn, and bonded with group activities. The superb student leadership of each school enabled the weekend to be a resounding success, cadet Joshua Fernquist led the effort from West Point.

Army Kicks Off Spring Ball
3/22/2018

Army Kicks Off Spring BallOn a chilly afternoon, the Army West Point Football Team began its spring practices on Goldstein and Howze Fields. The Black Knights have three more practices to follow this week. The Spring Game is set for April 13 with a time to be determined.

Cadets Visit Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Historic Sites
3/22/2018

Cadets Visit Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Historic SitesTen cadets, CPT Lambert and Professor Watson toured the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic sites in Hyde Park, New York. Sites visited included, Vanderbilt Manor, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt home, The FDR Presidential Museum and Library, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Valkill Cottage. This trip provided cadets a deeper understanding of the achievements and consequences of America's Gilded Age, the crisis of the Great Depression, and the critical role of women in America's recovery.

Brown and Coletti Earn Patriot League Honors
3/22/2018

CDTs Briyah Brown '18 and Samantha Coletti '20Briyah Brown and Samantha Coletti of the Army West Point Women's Track and Field Team both earned Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week honors. The honors came after a solid performance from both athletes at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic in California last weekend. Brown was named the Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Week as the senior from New Rochelle, N.Y., claimed first place in the hammer throw, while also placing in both the shot put and discus throw. Her throw of 52.93m in the hammer throw was an ECAC qualifying distance. She placed fourth in shot put with a distance of 14.74m, and also threw 41.97m in the discus throw which was good for 10th place. She currently leads the Patriot League in the hammer throw and the shot put, while ranking second in the discus. She is ranked 33rd in the shot put and 65th in the hammer throw in NCAA Division I. Coletti earned the title of Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Week as the sophomore from Weymouth, Mass., claimed the title in the 3000-steeplechase at the same meet. She clocked in at 10:45.24, which was an ECAC qualifying time, as well as the top time in the Patriot League and the fifth-best time in NCAA Division I this season. Up next, the team will host Navy at home in the annual Army-Navy Star meet as part of the Star Series presented by USAA on April 7.

Investment Club Cadets Visits JP Morgan NYC
3/22/2018

Investment Club Cadets Visit JP Morgan NYCForty-two cadets from the West Point Investment Club visited JP Morgan Chase in New York City. They met with USMA graduates ranging from1982 to 2011. JP Morgan provided an overview of their business, their veteran programs, and a demonstration of their newest online product "Wealth Solutions." The cadets were engaged and asked many questions of each of the panelists. Although the morning went by quickly, the cadets and the panelists seemed to get a lot out of the interaction.

Cadets Attend 11th Annual Aleph Course
3/22/2018

Hillel-Jewish Chapel Group Aleph ConferenceEleven Cadets participated in the 11th annual Aleph Institute's Military Leader Training Course in Surfside, Florida. Participants from the full joint community to include a Coast Guard Rabbi came together at the Shul, for faith, fellowship, and training focused on providing support to Soldiers and Jewish communities wherever deployed/stationed. Guest speakers included LTG Joseph P. DiSalvo, Deputy Commander, Southern Command and BG Steven Schaick, Deputy Chief of Chaplains United States Air Force. Significant presentations to highlight as part of the conference included an information brief and overview discussion regarding the Center for the US Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) by COL(R) Glenn Goldman '84, Deputy Director/Senior Civilian Advisor. LTC(R) Terry Bresnick '69 from Innovative Decision Analysis and the President of the Jewish Chapel Fund for West Point provided facilitator training for the Aleph Institute participants at the conference.

Model UN Debate at UCBMUN
3/20/2018

Model UN Debate at UCBMUNTen cadets from the West Point Model United Nations Team traveled to San Francisco, CA to participate in the University of California, Berkeley Model United Nations conference (UCBMUN), with top-tier universities. With a star match against the United States Air Force Academy on the line, the West Point team found great success, with multiple individual awards leading, the Secretary-General's award for the Outstanding Small Delegation, and, of course, a Beat Air Force star. This conference, in its 22nd year, has won acclaim on the Model UN circuit as the most important MUN conference on the west coast. This was a fantastic opportunity to represent West Point to a group of students and future civilian leaders.

The committees at the conference involved in-depth debate about a wide variety of important international relations and political issues, including UN assemblies as well as regional bodies and historical simulations. The following cadets were recognized for their individual performances and contributed to the team's success: Jackson Armstrong, '18, Derrick Siebman, '18, Elizabeth Cross '20, Jake Stoffel '19, Amanda Horsey '19, Rokas Dubinas '18, Jack Chu '19, Nicholas Cunningham '20, Richard Delzell '20, and Cameron Hay '21.

Barretto Captures Second Goalie of the Week Honor
3/20/2018

CDT AJ Barretto '19After posting a career-best 14 saves against Holy Cross, cow goaltender AJ Barretto was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for the second time this season, announced by the league on Monday. Barretto backed the Black Knights in their 5-3 win over Holy Cross on Saturday with 14 saves to top his previous career-high of 12. He allowed just three goals in the effort on 31 shots for a 3.00 goals against average and a .824 save percentage. The Darlington, Md., native picked up three ground balls in the effort, caused two turnovers and tallied his first career point. In the third quarter, Barretto intercepted a pass and streaked up the field for the clear. He found Nicholas Garofano who then scored Army's final goal of the game. The Black Knights held the Crusaders scoreless on man-up opportunities (0-3). Read More

Cadets Visit Special Collections at the USMA Library
3/20/2018

Cadets Visit Special Collections at the USMA LibraryCadets in Civil War America paid a visit to the Special Collections at the USMA Library to work with archival letters and diaries written by Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. Topics discussed included Soldiers' motivations to fight, changing opinions of courage, and the value of archival sources. Manuscript curator Susan Lintelmann, and Associate Director of Special Collections & Archives Suzanne Christoff coordinated the visit.

Swafford and Springman Earn Weekly League Honors
3/20/2018

CDTs Lacey Swafford '20 and Courtney Springman '21Yearling Lacey Swafford and plebe Courtney Springman of the Army West Point softball team collected Patriot League weekly honors on Monday afternoon. Swafford was tabbed the Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time this season and second time in her career. The Mayo, Fla., native has been on a tear at the plate, compiling a .524 average with a .565 on-base and .619 slugging percentage over the past six games. She tallied 11 hits with a pair of doubles, five RBIs and five runs scored from the leadoff spot. Swafford has recorded five consecutive multi-hit games and is on a seven-game hitting streak. She has also reached base safely in each of her last 10 games. Springman received her second straight pitcher of the week recognition from the league, while also earning the rookie of the week nod for the first time in her career. She was stellar inside the circle for the Black Knights this past week, tossing three complete games and posting a 0.81 ERA. Springman posted a 2-1 record and picked up her first collegiate save after coming on in relief in a 6-5 victory against Butler. The Norco, Calif., native fanned a career-best eight batters against Quinnipiac and tied that mark against Buffalo the following day. She held opposing hitters to a .165 average at the dish. Over her last seven starts, the first-year pitcher has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each outing. Read More

Cadets Attend Holocaust and War Crimes Program
3/20/2018

Cadets Attend Holocaust and War Crimes ProgramCadets attended the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for a two-day program on Law, the Holocaust and War Crimes. Welcomed by Amanda Rooney-Stierli, coordinator of educational programs for military and government officials. The cadets explored the Museum's permanent exhibit, which guided them through the rise of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP).

Cadets participated in several workshops led by distinguished Museum scholars and legal experts that examined the role of law in Nazi Germany. The visit included time in and discussion about the Museum's temporary exhibit on Syria titled "Please do not forget us." This exhibit, featuring names of disappeared Syrians written in blood and smuggled out of Assad's prisons, clarified the immediacy of the lessons the cadets learned.

The visit culminated with a presentation by and discussion with Holocaust survivor Irene Weiss, who shared her gripping stories of persecution, loss, and survival at Auschwitz and in forced marches across Europe. The comprehensive program inspired powerful self-reflection. "Early detection of potential atrocities is crucial," one cadet wrote. "As military officers, we will be among the first responders."

Men's Lacrosse Jumps in a Pair of National Polls
3/20/2018

Men's Lacrosse Jumps in a Pair of National PollsThe Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team jumped up to 12th this week in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse/Nike Coaches Poll and in 13th the Inside Lacrosse Maverik Media Poll. The Black Knights are now 5-2 on the year and are 2-1 in the Patriot League. The Black Knights knocked off Holy Cross 5-3 on Saturday due to a career-best performance by AJ Barretto in net. The cow was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for the second time after making 14 saves, causing two turnovers, picking up three groundballs and recorded his first-career assist. The Cadets had five different goal scorers in Saturday's game with all of the goals being assisted. Army's firstie class now boasts 37 wins in their careers on the banks of the Hudson and are three shy of a program record. Army will travel to Colgate this Saturday for a 12 p.m. matchup in Hamilton, N.Y.

Cadets Tour the Texas A&M Stadium
3/20/2018

Cadets Tour the Texas A&M StadiumFour civil engineering cadets toured Kyle Field at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with representatives from the Mortenson Construction Company and Walter P. Moore Structures. The cadets are working on the Michie Stadium East Stands Capstone project and are being professional mentored by these engineers. The Kyle Field is a $500 million project with unique engineering challenges. The cadets learned how engineers solve these complex problems in the exciting context of major stadium projects.

Marathon at the NY Road Runner 4 Miler
3/20/2018

Marathon at the NY Road Runner 4 MilerThe Army West point Marathon Team competed in the New York Road Runner Al Gordon Four-Miler race in New York City. The team performed well and had several cadets place in their age group. Top finishers were Cadets Ryan French '20 and Paige Dougherty '18.

Triathlon Race in the Draft Legal Challenge
3/20/2018

Triathlon Race in the Draft Legal ChallengeNine members of the triathlon team traveled to Clermont Florida to race in the Draft Legal Challenge a two-day race festival with a professional race as well as two elite development races in which the top-three finishers earn their elite license. The athletes braved very choppy waters and strong winds and heat to compete against the world's best, including some athletes representing the Naval Academy. The experience gained from racing in such a strong field is equivalent to 5 or 6 non-draft conference races. Top times for the 5k were in the 15 minutes range after swimming and cycling. Attending this event puts the team in a better position for National Championships in Alabama, where they will go against Navy in a race for the national title.

Officers’ Christian Fellowship Winter Retreat
3/20/2018

Officers’ Christian Fellowship Winter RetreatWest Point Officers' Christian Fellowship conducted their winter retreat at St. Basil's Academy in Garrison, NY. Twenty-four cadets attended the trip and several others joined on pass, most of whom regularly attend fellowship gatherings. The highlights of the weekend were personal testimonies shared by officers of different backgrounds and spiritual workshops led by first class cadets from the club. Each cadet, faculty, and family member attending enhanced their spiritual lives and developed their character to be a leader consistent with the Army Values on selfless service in the Army, their families, and the community.

LTC Price Presents at the Antiterrorism Conference
3/20/2018

CTC Dir. LTC Price Presents at the Antiterrorism Conf.Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) Director LTC Bryan Price was invited to present at the 16th Annual Army Worldwide Antiterrorism Conference in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by the Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) and Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), the conference attracted over 300 of the Army's Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officers from around the world. LTC Price learned that HQDA will make "Leveraging the Combating Terrorism Center" next quarter's theme for the U.S. Army, the first time a research center has earned this distinction.

Defense Shines in Men's Lacrosse Win over Holy Cross
3/19/2018

CDT AJ Barretto '19Backed by AJ Barretto's career-high 14 saves, the Army West Point Men's Lacrosse team topped Holy Cross 5-3 on Saturday. Barretto recorded his first-career point in the contest with an assist in the third quarter. He also finished the day with a caused turnover and three groundballs. Army improves to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Patriot League. All five of Army's goals were assisted in the game. David Symmes, Sean O'Brien, Nate Jones, Connor DeWitt and Nicholas Garofano scored for the Black Knights. The assists came from Jones, Johnny Surdick, Barretto, Nick Santorelli and Evan Condon. Dom Ricca posted a career-high five groundballs and added two caused turnovers. Mattt Manown, John Ragno and Jon LaMonica finished the day with two caused turnovers apiece. LaMonica and Surdick aided the Cadets' groundball game with tallies of five and four apiece. Ragno went 6-for-10 at the faceoff X today for a .600 efficiency. The Black Knights held the Crusaders scoreless in the second and third quarters marking eight times Army has allowed no goals in a quarter this season. Jones is closing in on the 100-career point mark and boasts 93 after today's two-point performance. Jones also continues on his seven-game goal streak with his solo tally today, while Symmes and O'Brien are riding a seven-goal point streak this season. Read More

Core Engineering Capstone Visits the Village of Suffern
3/19/2018

Core Engineering Capstone Visits the Village of SuffernCadets in the Core Engineering Sequence Capstone Project Course conducted a site visit to the Village of Suffern, NY. The cadets are helping the Village of Suffern optimize its municipal telecommunications systems. The trip included a progress report briefing, stakeholder meeting with numerous Suffern officials, and site inspections of telecommunications equipment. The team toured Village Hall and the Police Department, Water Treatment, Sewage Treatment, and Department of Public Works garage facilities.

Gymnastics Tops Springfield in Regular Season Finale
3/19/2018

CDT Lee Bares '18The Army West Point gymnastics team topped Springfield, 393.300 – 387.000, Sunday in its regular season finale. The Black Knights captured for of six events in the victory. Nathan Goff posted a program record (14.450) on floor to lead the Cadets today. Army captured the floor exercise (69.200-66.200), pommel horse (63.500-60.150), vault (69.500-68.600) and high bar (66.550-64.500) en route to the win. The Black Knights' 69.200 on floor was a program best. On the high bar, the Cadets turned out a season-high 66.550 led by Goff (14.050). The vault score was 0.100 points off from a season-high on the apparatus. Goff turned out a program record 14.450 on the floor exercise to lead all other competitors by over 0.250 points. Cole Casanova was second for Army in the event with a 14.100. This mark ranks fourth in Army's records. Erik Del Cid continues to climb on the vault and topped his career-high for the second week in a row with a 14.150 to lead Army. Nick McAfee tied his career-high 13.800 on the parallel bars. Read More

Engineering Mgmt "Pizza with an Engineer" Panel
3/19/2018

The American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) Club conducted an evening panel discussion entitled "Pizza with an Engineer". Twenty or so cadets and faculty members attended and interacted with the panel members, all of whom were retired members of the military with extensive experience in corporate and academic environments. The panel members included Dr. Carlee Bishop, a visiting professor from the Georgia Tech Research Institute and retired Air Force pilot, Dr. Pat DuBois, civilian professor in Department of Systems Engineering (DSE), retired Army officer, and retired from an extensive career at Lockheed Martin, and Dr. Steve Henderson, former DSE faculty and retired Army Officer now the lead Data Scientist at Enlighten Information Technology. Cadet Cory Hazelbaker, the ASEM Club CIC moderated the discussion, with topics ranging from professional development, post-Army transition considerations, professional certification and other connections to courses and topics cadets are studying within the Department.

Men's Track & Field Wins Big in California
3/19/2018

CDT Nathan Goff '18The Army West Point men's track and field team claimed first place in dominating fashion at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic. At this meet, the team earned 233 points which was good for first place, outscoring second place by 90 points. The team earned this spot with six first place titles. Track: Army placed second in the 400 relay with a time of 41.40. The team consisted of Ben Sims, Kevin Dyer, Tyler Davis and Drew Bullen. Keagan Smith won the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:49.06. Roman Ollar claimed third with a time of 3:52.63. He was followed by Robbie Santoyo (3:54.85) in sixth, and John Valeri (3:55.22) in eighth. Ross Puritty clocked in at 14.85 in the 110-meter hurdles which was good for third place. Tyrell Maddox timed in at 48.22 in the 400-meter dash which earned him second place. In the 100, Andre Vaughn placed first with a time of 10.70. Davis took second with a time of 10.74 and Kedrin Jefferson took the three spot at 10.78. Field: In the long jump, Tyrese Bender finished eighth with a distance of 6.25m. Drew Bullen jumped for 6.21m which was good for 10th place. Lee Bares won the pole vault, clearing a height of 5.15m. Joe Popek was close behind in third with a height of 4.65m. In the shot put, Michael Renard placed fifth with a distance of 16.37m. Geoff Kirk was close behind in sixth, throwing for 15.66m. Read More

Pipes & Drums Support The American Legion
3/19/2018

Pipes & Drums Support The American LegionThe United States Corps of Cadets Pipes and Drums performed at the American Legion in Greenwood Lakes to support their annual Celtic Day event. The Band had two performances; at each performance they provided live bagpipe music as well dancing from the Celtic Dancers. In between the two performances, the cadets interacted with veterans and community members at the American legion. Cadets marched in the Highland Falls St. Patrick's Day parade and conducted practice sessions with the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipe and Drums Band, as well as the Newburgh Fire Department Pipe and Drums Band.

Harvey, Wrestling Ends Season in Blood Round
3/19/2018

CDT Ben Harvey '20Army West Point yearling wrestler Ben Harvey advanced to the blood round, but fell one-win shy of All-America honors as the Black Knights' 2017-18 season came to a close on the second day of the NCAA Championships at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday. Harvey, Lucas Weiland and Rocco Caywood all advanced to the second day of the national tournament before being eliminated in the consolation bracket. As a team, the Black Knights compiled an overall record 7-6 with Weiland earning the program's first bonus point victory at NCAAs since 2015 with a 9-1 major decision over #26 Andrew Shomers of Edinboro yesterday. As a team, the Black Knights' seven wins at nationals is the most by an Army team since 2003. Weiland and Harvey become the first duo for Army to win two or more matches at the NCAA Championships since 2008. Harvey became the 15th Cadet to win at least four matches at the national tournament and first since Matt Kyler in 2008. Read More

The Investment Club Hosts Mr. Beasley '05
3/19/2018

The Investment Club Hosts Mr. Beasley '05The Investment Club hosted Mr. Keenan Beasley '05. Mr. Beasley is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BLKBOX, a modern marketing firm based in New York City. He spoke to Cadets about pursuing their passion, and the trials and tribulations he experienced starting his own business. Roughly 90 cadets attended, and they spent most of the hour asking questions and eliciting feedback from Mr. Beasley on everything from academic pursuits to upcoming life decisions.

Women's Fencing Hosts the 90th NIWFA
3/19/2018

Fencing Hosts the 90th NIWFAThe Army West Point Women's Fencing team hosted the 90th National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association (NIWFA) Conference Fencing Championships, the oldest organized sports conference for women in the USA, and came away with a memorable day of results, only 10 teams qualified to compete. The team had a session with the retiring Olympians who have been running the conference for 45 years, and gained wonderful insights. First Place in Club Division were cadets Claudia Sun (Foil) and Amy Yang (Epee), both qualified for NIWFA All-Conference Awards and Yang received the NIWFA All-Academic Award.

Men’s Fencing Beats Navy at MAAC
3/19/2018

Men’s Fencing Beats Navy at MAACThe Army West Point Men's Fencing Team traveled down to Lafayette College in Easton, PA to compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Conference Championships, only 15 teams qualified to compete. Army Fencing had many wins, the most satisfying was beating Navy in head to head competition by a score of 6-3 eliminating them from the finals. First Place in Club Division were cadets Cody West (Foil), Dan Kurtzahn (Foil), Vaughn Johnson (Epee), Noah Kambili (Sabre), Chris Papa (Sabre) and Phil White (Sabre). The Men's Team was awarded the MAAC Sportsmanship Trophy as voted on by teams as the one team conveying the highest degree of sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

Photo: CDT Vaughn Johnson defeating handedly his opponent from the University of Maryland, an athlete with a wealth of years above Vaughn, in a match that was won by Vaughn with a score with a wide margin of 15-3

Writing Program Hosts Visitors from Wabash College
3/19/2018

Writing Program Hosts Visitors from Wabash CollegeThe Writing Program hosted Dr. Zachery Koppelman (Director of the Writing Center, Wabash College) and two students for a range of events focused on the study of writing across the curriculum and writing centers. Dr. Koppelmann spoke with several senior faculty in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) on the importance of effective written communication in engineering. Dr. Koppelmann's presentation, "Bridges, Substations, and Communication: Engineers Writing Well," built on his experience leading the establishment of a writing curriculum in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University as well as additional resources he developed to support technical and professional communication at Purdue and Wabash College. His discussions with CME faculty touched on a range of concerns, from real-world case studies to the planning of faculty development seminars, designing and responding to assignments, and the imperative of enlisting discipline-specific vocabulary to understand writing values.

During his stay at the Academy, Dr. Koppelmann also conferenced with senior leaders in the Center for Enhanced Performance and discussed, with Writing Program leaders, concerns relating to design, assessment, and development in writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives and writing centers. He further coordinated with two of his Wabash students—accomplished undergraduates who shadowed and interacted with Cadet Writing Fellows throughout their two-day stay—to guest lecture in the two seminars currently offered by the Writing Fellows Program (Writing Process & Pedagogy and Advanced Writing Pedagogy).

Nordic Skiing at the ECSC
3/19/2018

Nordic Skiing at the ECSCThe Army West Point Nordic Ski Team attended the Eastern Collegiate Skiing Conference (ECSC) Regional Championship at the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY. The race was the final event of the ECSC season. Five cadets participated in the two-day competition which consisted of a 1.5km sprint tournament on Saturday and a 7.5km skate event on Sunday, CDTs Peter Elmlinger '19, Tina Le '19, Tyler Stansbury '19, John Erskine '20 and Daniel Berardino '20 were the only team to have every skier start and finish every race. Cadet Berardino, was the highest placed cadet on both days. Despite being his first race of the year he qualified fourth in his quarter-final heat in the spring, and broke the 30-minute mark in the 7.5km skate.

Cadets Visit Engineer Research & Development Center
3/19/2018

Cadets Visit Engineer Research & Development CenterFour cadets on the Bridge Protection Device multi-disciplinary capstone project visited the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. They met with Larry Winkleman from PM Bridging at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and with ERDC scientists to discuss projects in support of the Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB). The cadets presented their work to date on the bridge protection device, a cable and boom system that will be installed upstream of the bridge to protect the IRB from natural and man-made floating debris. The ERDC scientists briefed their progress on related progress and gave the cadets a tour of the physical testing of the IRB components currently underway. The meeting generated discussions of how to continue to leverage ongoing research at ERDC and identified collaboration areas for this project and beyond. After the meetings at ERDC, the team visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters for the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) and Mississippi River Commission (MRC).

Prof. McDonald Interviewed on "The Ruben Report"
3/19/2018

Prof. McDonald Interviewed on "The Ruben Report"Professor Rob McDonald discussed the life and times of Thomas Jefferson on the Presidents' Day episode of "The Rubin Report" (https://youtu.be/kVGXfgY9VFI). Interviewed by host Dave Rubin, a political commentator and stand-up comic, in addition to people who listened via the audio podcast (https://tinyurl.com/y8unzzvn), within five days the video of Rob's interview had been streamed by more than 75,000 viewers.

Rifle Earns CRCA Honors
3/16/2018

CDT Emiliano Concha-Toro '20Four members of the Army West Point Rifle team were awarded College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) scholastic honors. Nathan Brewer, Emiliano Concha-Toro, Ethan Cook, and Andrew Solomonides have all been named 2018 CRCA Scholastic All-Americans. Brewer, a cow from Walla Walla, Wash., is majoring in mechanical engineering. He shot a season high score of 579 in smallbore twice this year against Navy and Murray State. He also shot his season high in air rifle of 589 on two separate occasions, both times against Navy. Concha-Toro, a yearling from Sarasota, Fla., is a physics major. Concha-Toro shot a high score of 577 in smallbore this season. In air rifle, he achieved a score of 580 against GARC rivals Murray State. Cook is majoring in operations research. The firstie and Marshall, Mich., native achieved his season record of 570 in the smallbore discipline twice. In air rifle, he shot an impressive score of 581 against service-academy rival Navy. Solomindes is a nuclear engineering major from Gilsum, N.H. The cow shot a season high smallbore score of 562. He scored a season high 579 points in the air rifle discipline against Navy in the annual Army-Navy Star match.

Tae Kwon Do Takes Second at ECTC
3/16/2018

Tae Kwon Do Takes Second at ECTCThe Army Taekwondo team travelled to Princeton for their first ECTC (Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference) tournament of the semester, securing second-place overall in Division 1 Taekwondo. In the Women's Black Belt Division, cadets Taylor Reim, Nicole Nettles and Ashley Rivera won gold for sparring, defeating the Cornell A1 team. The Men's A1 sparring team consisting of cadets Matthew Galea, Ryan Castilla and Ziwei Peng fought to an exciting finals match with the Navy A1 team, placing 2nd overall in black belt sparring. The Men's A3 sparring team consisting of cadets Tae Young Kim, Jordan Nettles, and Eli Eichenberger placed 3rd in black belt sparring. Throughout the tournament, the team saw great performances from Matthew Galea, Taylor Reim, Ashley Rivera and Anthony Chargualaf for knocking out at least one of their opponents throughout the day. In the B Divisions, the Men's B1 sparring team of cadets Andy Vu, Travis Phelan and Benjamin Turner placed second after a close fight with the Duke B1 team.

Wrestling Battles in Session Two to Advance at NCAAs
3/16/2018

CDT Lucas Weiland '20Army West Point wrestlers Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Rocco Caywood all advanced to the second day of the NCAA Championships after earning wins in the second session Thursday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. After a lackluster first session that saw all three wrestlers drop their opening bouts, the trio of Cadets closed out the first day of the national tournament with a combined 4-0 record. All three wrestlers earned their first-career victories at the NCAA Championships. This is the first time since 2012 that at-least three Black Knights documented wins at NCAAs. Weiland documented Army's first bonus point win at nationals in three years with a 9-1 major decision in his first consolation match. The most recent came when Brian Harvey recorded a 12-3 major decision over Oregon State's Garrett Drucker in 2015. Harvey became the first Army wrestler to win multiple matches at the NCAAs since his brother, Brian, did so in 2015. The New Palestine, Ind., native posted his 40th-career victory in the consolation pigtail match. He reached 20 wins for the second-straight season with his second win of the night. Read More

Finite Element Analysis of Underbody Armor
3/16/2018

Finite Element Analysis of Underbody ArmorThis capstone project encompasses the design of a next generation combat vehicle that can withstand an underbody blast. In this capstone the cadets have designed and tested varying simple truss geometry configurations to analyze effectiveness when compared to the current industry standard. Models were developed for both experimental and analytical analysis. The experimental analysis utilizes additive manufacturing and the Army Research Lab (ARL) guidelines for blast simulation. To provide a source of comparison and expectation, a finite element model was developed in True Grid. Using the DoD High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, this model was used for a detailed finite-element blast test analysis. The available tools also provide the capability to adjust a variety of test parameters and allows the fine-tuning of experimental procedures based on the expected results.

Wilkinson Named Atlantic Hockey's Best Defenseman
3/16/2018

CDT Alex Wilkinson '20Yearling Alex Wilkinson was named the Atlantic Hockey Association's Best Defenseman, announced at the league banquet on Thursday. "We are very proud of Wilky on being named Atlantic Hockey's Best Defenseman," said head coach Brian Riley. "From the first day he arrived at West Point, he has worked extremely hard to develop his game. To be recognized by the league and coaches is quite an honor. As outstanding a hockey player he is, Wilky is also a great cadet and represents our program and the Academy in a way that makes us all proud." Wilkinson, who hails from Raleigh, N.C., was the first Army player to receive this award since Associate Head Coach Zach McKelvie was honored in 2008. He led an Army defense that finished with the league's best penalty kill (.878) and the second-best scoring defense. Wilkinson ranked second in the league with 14 power play points including four goals on the man-advantage. Read More

DFL Hosts Former Prime Minister of Australia
3/16/2018

DFL Hosts Former Prime Minister of AustraliaThe Department of Foreign Languages and the Chinese language section hosted the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Honorable Kevin Rudd. During his visit, Prime Minister Rudd interacted with cadets, faculty and leadership. Prime Minister Rudd conducted an evening lecture in which he demonstrated how deep regional expertise goes hand-in-hand with deep linguistic and cultural knowledge. Prime Minister Rudd also took the opportunity to delve into deeper analysis of China’s current regional and global geopolitical situation, along with its future ambitions.

Congressman Westerman Visits Geospatial Info
3/16/2018

Congressman Westerman Visits Geospatial InfoThe Geospatial Information Science (GIS) Program of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, hosted a visit from Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas's 4th District. Congressman Westerman, author and sponsor of the Geospatial Data Act, spoke with cadets in the GIS Program about current geospatial initiatives. He also received an update on how the GIS faculty trains the nation's future leaders in the latest geospatial information science technologies. CPT Powell briefed Congressman Bruce Westerman on the program's technologies, specifically the use of the 3D Terrain Model and also the 3D visualization room using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data over Pointe du Hoc in France. Congressman Westerman also spoke with cadets in the Photogrammetry course, directed by Dr. O'Banion, about how legislation is being shaped in Congress by the proliferation of geospatial information into academic, business and government organizations.

Equestrian Strong at Last IHSA
3/16/2018

Equestrian Strong at Last IHSAThe Army West Point Equestrian Team was strong competition at their last IHSA horse show of the season. The Army Equestrian team traveled to Centenary University in Long Valley, NJ for the last IHSA competition of the season. They competed against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Madyson Paul '21 placed second in her Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter Division and earned enough points to move up to the Novice Division next season. Jeremy Schnipke '19 won his Walk-Trot-Canter division. Cira Wolf '20 earned second place in her Walk-Trot Division and earned enough points to move up to the Walk-Trot-Canter Division next season. Lucy Harrill '21 and Matthew Golembeski '20 both earned third place in their respective Walk-Trot Divisions.

Additionally, an exceptional group of cadets qualified for IHSA Regionals coming up at Crosswinds Equestrian Center. They will represent the Army Team proudly across four divisions of competition. Team Captain Matilda Brady '19 will compete in both Novice Flat and Novice Fences, Madyson Paul will compete in Walk-Trot-Canter, and Cira Wolf '20 and Jeremy Schnipke '19 will both show in the Walk-Trot Division.

Opera Club Visits the Metropolitan Opera
3/16/2018

Opera Club Visits the Metropolitan OperaThe Opera Club visited the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center to view Giacomo Puccini's, and the world's, most popular opera: La Bohème. Twenty cadets, faculty, and guests spent the morning enjoying the city before attending the sold-out matinée. Following the performance, the cadets met with some of the lead performers in the Opera including Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem, and Matthew Rose in the Met's List Hall. The cadets and artists asked questions of one another and shared experiences, during that meeting. The conversation fostered a relationship between the cadets and the community of artists at Lincoln Center.

Dr. Richardson Invited to Vassar
3/16/2018

Dr. Richardson Invited to VassarDr. Diane Richardson, of the German Section, was invited by the German Studies Department at Vassar College to give a guest lecture on her research, “Embracing Ambiguity in the Language Classroom and Curriculum.” She also led a lesson on “Linguistic Landscape in the Language Classroom” in Vassar’s course on “Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice.” It was an enriching opportunity to share insight with current and future language instructors and professors that can be applied to and enhance the development of language learners in multiple contexts.

Water Polo at UC Davis Tournament and Arvin
3/16/2018

Water Polo at University of California TournamentTwelve members of the Army Water Polo Team traveled across country for a tournament at the University of California – Davis. This tournament had many top teams showing up. Strong performances from yearling Kyle Garwick and firstie Colin Stone helped Army win their first game 12-6. Goals from almost every player on the team led to a 12-3 victory over UC Santa Barbara. Standouts in this game were firstie Shelby Lee and cows, Pat Cowley and Matt Kim all with goals and assists and playing well on both defense and offense.

The following weekend Army Polo hosted thirteen teams in Arvin Gym. Army beat Lehigh 12 - 1. In the Army vs Navy star match, Army took Navy to task with a final score of 27-7. During the final two games the Army team was supplemented and the team played with Jesse Smith, three-time Olympian and former professional player, a great experience.

Cadets in Jordan Visit Aqaba
3/16/2018

Cadets in Jordan Visit AqabaCadets studying abroad in Jordan visited the coastal city of Aqaba in southern Jordan. The visit to Aqaba presented the cadets with a valuable opportunity to exercise their language skills and cultural awareness. Situated in the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, Aqaba is Jordan's only seaport and it is nestled next to Israel and within close range of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The visit exposed cadets to an array of Arabic dialects and placed them in situations where they were required to navigate everyday situations in a diverse population comprised of Jordanians, Saudis, Egyptians, Palestinians and Israelis.

Model UN Debate at Harvard UN Conference
3/16/2018

Model UN Debate at Havard UN ConferenceTen cadets of the USMA Model United Nations team traveled to Boston, Mass. to participate in the Harvard National Model United Nations conference hosted by Harvard University. This conference is the largest on the Model UN circuit in the U.S., with over 3,000 delegates from several countries competing.

The conference ended with multiple individual awards given to cadets, with the entire team performing well and exercising improvisational speaking skills, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving.

The following cadets were individually recognized for their outstanding performances: Jake Stoffel '19, John Govern '19, John Lorenz '20, Katarina Christianson '21 and Justin Jang '20. The following cadets were also integral to the team's success: George Pavlakis '21, Amanda Horsey '19, Kenny Castillo '21, Hunter Hill '20 and Jeronne Carter '20.

Systems Capstone Team Visits HQUSACE
3/15/2018

Systems Capstone Team visited HQUSACESystems Capstone Team visited Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE) to brief MG Michael Wehr, Deputy Commanding General USACE on a Business Intelligence Framework, and conduct a working session with senior planners in order to refine current products. CDT's Browning, Coleman, Roman, and Frieberg are working with their capstone advisor, LTC Schreiner who is serving one-year with HQUSACE Strategy and Integration Office as a Strategic Planner. The nature of the Cadet Teams work is captured in their abstract which has been submitted for peer review in the Engineering Management Journal of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

Softball Sweeps Manhattan in Doubleheader Tilt
3/15/2018

CDT Amelia Trotter '20The Army West Point softball team claimed a pair of victories over Manhattan in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. The Black Knights (5-12) had plenty of success at the plate, scoring 11 runs on 19 hits in the two games combined. Amelia Trotter went 3-for-6 with a run scored and two RBI, while Lacey Swafford was the primary run producer, driving in four runs on three hits. On the mound, Courtney Springman and Macey Newbary both posted stellar outings. In the first game, Springman got the nod and went the distance. She did not allow a single earned run, while fanning five Jasper (7-7) batters. Newbary started inside the circle in the second tilt and threw a complete game shutout. The yearling allowed four hits and struck out six, while issuing just one walk. Read More

ELEX Cadets Visit NSA Headquarters
3/15/2018

ELEX Cadets Visit NSA HeadquartersEleven members of the Electronics Experimenters Club (ELEX) visited the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Ft. Meade, Maryland. All had a chance to see how electrical and mechanical engineering skills are utilized by the nation's intelligence community, in pursuit of national security objectives. The NSA tour began with a visit to R2, NSA's Information Assurance research organization. R2 personnel briefed the cadets on current research efforts to defend information and technical infrastructure, as well as efforts to improve the science of information security. Next, the cadets visited the NSA's "supervisory control and data acquisition" (SCADA) simulation facility. SCADA is a system often used for controlling public works infrastructure such as water, sewer and electrical systems. In this facility, domestic and foreign allied SCADA infrastructures are simulated to develop defensive measures. Finally, the cadets received a technical demonstration from the NSA's Technical Vulnerabilities group, who demonstrated "bug sweeping" techniques to detect and defeat surveillance devices; the group then had the cadets hunt for bugs in a live test range using state-of-the-art NSA detection equipment. CDT Patula gave a custom-made ELEX challenge coin to leaders at each NSA organization.

Baseball Halts #28 Stetson’s Nine-Game Winning Streak
3/15/2018

Baseball Halts #28 Stetson’s Nine-Game Winning StreakThe Army West Point baseball team earned an 8-4 victory over No. 28 Stetson here Wednesday night. The Hatters, who were voted 12th in the Collegiate Baseball poll and 28th in the NCBWA poll, saw their nine-game winning streak halted in the contest. The Cadets jumped on things early, notching five big runs in the second inning to break to game open. Anthony Giachin and Anfernee Crompton started the frame by notching back-to-back singles. Rob Regine then reached on an error following a sacrifice bunt to load the bases. Josh White was hit by a pitch during the next at bat, which brought home Army's first run of the inning. The Hatters tallied the first out on a fielder's choice but still had to deal with the bases being loaded when Jacob Hurtubise stepped up to the plate. The yearling kept the wheels moving by drilling a long fly ball out to center field to bring home another Black Knights' run. Read More

Cadets Tour the National Capital Region
3/15/2018

Cadets Tour the National Capital RegionA Cadet history thesis seminar on Intelligence and Cyber operations, led by Dr. David Gioe and MAJ Jason LeVay, took a trip section to the National Capital Region, where they toured the National Cryptologic Museum, met with U.S. Cyber Command Historian Dr. Michael Warner, and received National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command mission briefings. They toured the CIA's internal museum and headquarters with the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and were received at the Institute for World Politics where they met Mr. Burton Gerber former CIA Chief of Station Moscow and former Chief of Central Eurasia Division, Mr. Dick Holm former paramilitary officer in Laos during the Vietnam War and former CoS Paris, and Mr. John Sano retired Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service. This opportunity provided by the Army Cyber Institute and the Department of History enriched the cadet learning experience, allowing them to interact with artifacts, and engage with intelligence and cyber historians and senior intelligence officers.

Fencing Beats Navy at NJIT
3/15/2018

Fencing Beats Navy at NJITThe Fencing Team traveled to NJIT to compete against conference match opponents in the last dual meets of the regular season. Army beat Navy for the 15th consecutive year in head to head competition. The #1 Ranked Sabre Fencer of the day was Chris Papa going 8-4 in his weapon against a field of all MAAC and NCAA ranked fencers. In the weapon of Foil, Caleb Kifer finished the day at 5-5 – giving Army the two wins they needed in foil against Navy for the close tied win and contributing wins against William and Mary.

Army takes home its Foil Champion in Claudia Sun who was the only athlete to go undefeated on the day at 9-0 – the best finish for any athlete in this competition. The Weapon of Epee finished at 2-1, with cadets Amy Yang (7-2), Claire Sirna (6-3) and Brigit Duffy (5-4) finishing above all other opponents with a first-place finish. In Women's Sabre Helen Schroeder went 5-4, one of her strongest finishes in any competition.

Photo: CDT Claudia Sun-Undefeated Foil Champion

Prominent Attorney Speaks to Law Majors
3/15/2018

Prominent Death Penalty Attorney Speaks to Law MajorsThe Department of Law held its Salvatore Lecture Series, hosting Professor David Bruck, renowned defense attorney and death penalty expert. Professor Bruck has argued seven death penalty cases before the Supreme Court including Skipper v. South Carolina (1986) and Simmons v. South Carolina (1994), and over 70 capital appeals in state and lower federal courts. He has represented dozens of clients in death penalty cases, including Susan Smith, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Charleston church shooting suspect Dylan Roof. Professor Bruck currently serves as a clinical professor of law and director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington and Lee University School of Law. In his talk, he spoke on his view that the death penalty should be abolished and then engaged in a thoughtful discussion time with cadets about the death penalty.

Women's Handball Fights Hard in Boston
3/15/2018

Women's Handball Fights Hard in BostonWomen's Handball Black and Gold teams traveled to Boston to compete against New York City and Boston Handball clubs. Both teams played well and fought hard. Gabby Purnell '19 and Kaley Rose '19 had outstanding games leading the teams in defense and scoring.

DLAW Mock Trial Team Competes at Princeton
3/15/2018

DLAW Mock Trial Team Competes at PrincetonThe Department of Law (DLAW) Mock Trial Team travelled to Princeton University to take part in the Regional Competition. Prior to the event, team Officer in Charge (OIC) CPT Strang, worked with the team to help them develop their arguments, objections and evidentiary foundations. The team competed against twenty-seven other teams from universities throughout the northeast. Each team competed in four separate trials against a randomly selected opponent with the team representing the prosecution twice and the defense twice. Participants were judged on the effectiveness of opening/closing statements, direct and cross examination, and grasp of the rules of evidence through objections and responses. The team significantly improved on last years' showing and won several ballots, but they did not score enough points to qualify for the Nationals competition.

SAIS Crisis Simulation Event
3/15/2018

SAIS Crisis Simulation EventFour cadets traveled to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C. to execute the crisis simulation event. The cadets joined graduate students on the People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea, and Japan teams. This year, the simulation focused on escalatory behavior: specifically, under what conditions do states choose to escalate crises? The simulation is a fast-paced environment in which to test students understanding of policy, political and military organizations, history, current events, and international relations.

Athletic Director's Update
3/15/2018

Click the Cover to read the entire update.

Athletic Director's Update

Ethics Debate Team at the National Championship
3/14/2018

Ethics Debate Team Competes in National ChampionshipWest Point's Ethics Debate Team competed in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Chicago, IL. The team, consisting of five debaters, Carolyn Kehn '18 (Sociology), Jessica Boerner'18 (Philosophy), Reed Johnson '19 (Philosophy), Brett Yelverton '18 (Philosophy), and Viviana Gonzalez '20 (Sociology), competed in four rounds against Whitman College, Youngstown State, St. Mary's, and Central Arkansas. The team debated cases about the rights of transgender athletes, the medical treatment of newborns with terminal illnesses, the replacement of workers with robots, the responsibility of pharmaceutical companies for the opioid crisis, and the ethics of political expression in publicly funded art, among other things. The team performed well overall, finishing well above the team from the Naval Academy.

They did this despite the fact that most of the members of the team were competing for the first time this year and after an exhausting couple of days of travel involving flight cancellations and long layovers. The competition gave the new cadets valuable experience that will help make the team even stronger next year. The tournament brought together 37 of the nation's most talented teams to compete for the national title. West Point won the tournament in 2017. This year, the team qualified for the tournament after placing 2nd among 24 teams at the Northeast Regional Competition. This is another example of the department's commitment to developing cadet's ethical reasoning, civic responsibility, and effective communication.

Men's Tennis Outlast San Francisco, 4-3
3/14/2018

CDT David Mitchell '19The Army West Point Men's Tennis team closed out their three-match slate from the West Coast with an impressive 4-3 win over the University of San Francisco on Tuesday night. The Cadets were successful in singles play, taking three out of six matches against the Dons. Juniors David Mitchell and Grant Patterson clinched the doubles point for the Black Knights, with a 6-4 victory over Ryan Marker and Marco Barretto. Army now improves to 8-9 on the season, while the Dons fall to 3-9 overall. 1. Michael Nguyen def. Johan Joenhagen - 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 2. Mert Zincirli def. Gregory Shannon - 6-1, 7-5 3. Myles Conlin def. Oliver Poysti - 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 4. Ryan Marker def. David Mitchell - 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 5. Paul Giraud def. Michael Sienko - 6-1, 6-2 6. Anant Mundra def. Marco Barretto - 6-3, 6-0. Read More

AeroVironment Visits West Point
3/14/2018

AeroVironment Visits West PointThe Center for Innovation and Engineering hosted LTC (R) David Henderson '85, Mr. Scott Newburn, and Mr. Steven Chambers engineers from AeroVironment's Macready works to discuss future collaboration opportunities. LTC Brian Novoselich facilitated the visit which spanned seven academic departments, DMI (Department of Military Instruction), and IID (Institute for Innovation and Development). The visit allowed the AeroVironment to better understand the various ways unmanned aerial systems are currently being employed for both research and training. AeroVironment has expressed interest in developing a stronger relationship with the academy, beyond their current Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) sponsorship.

Men's Rugby Defeats Cal Maritime in West Coast Finale
3/14/2018

Men's Rugby Defeats Cal Maritime in West Coast FinaleThe Army West Point Men's Rugby team capped off their trip to the West Coast with a 27-13 victory over the Cal Maritime Academy Tuesday night. Army now improves to 9-3 in 15s play, while the Keelhaulers drop to 5-3 on the season. Plebe Thomas Gates earned his first career start for the Black and Gold. Yearling Nathan Brooks posted five points on one try. Firstie Hayden Cross notched two tries for the Black Knights in his first start of the 15s season. Jareth Long-Garett and Gannon Conrad both added one try each. Read More

CDT Dismukes Explores Soviet Weaponry
3/14/2018

CDT Dismukes Explores Soviet WeaponryCadet Tanner Dismukes visited the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in WWII, in Kiev, Ukraine. The visit supported one of his written assignments for Advanced Language and Culture in Context. Cadet Dismukes explored the weaponry and history of Soviet and Independent Ukrainian militias during and since World War II.

Women's Tennis Rebounds with 6-1 Win over Bryant
3/14/2018

CDT Gloria Son '21The Army West Point Women's Tennis team rebounded after its seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 6-1 win over Bryant on Tuesday afternoon at the IMG Academy. The Black Knights got back into the win column and finish the non-league slate at 12-5, while Bryant falls to 4-5. Army remains a perfect 6-0 all-time against Bryant. Alana Larcombe pushes her singles dual winning streak to seven matches. Gloria Son won her 15th singles match of the season. Ana Joyner def. Ashanti Campfield, 7-5, 6-3. Kirby Einck def. Nina Liuggi, 6-2, 6-2. Arianna Oropeza def. Sasha Inchauste, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 4. Danna Funaro def. Aleksi Gottlieb, 6-2, 6-3. Gloria Son def. Megan Tan, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Alana Larcombe def. Caterina Luisa Rokke, 6-3, 6-1. Read More

Presentation of "Officially Indian" to USMA Library
3/14/2018

Presentation of “Officially Indian” to USMA LibraryMr. Martin Earring, (Mnicoujou/Oglala Lakota) Special Assistant, Executive Office - Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, provided the book "Officially Indian: Symbols that Define the United States" to the USMA Library. The book was given to the USMA Native American Heritage Forum for the USMA Library during its visit to the National Museum of the American Indian. This book documents the exhibit currently in the museum about Native American symbols that are part of American culture. LTC Jared Ware, OIC for the Native American Heritage Forum, presented the book to Christopher Barth, Librarian and Associate Dean, for inclusion in the library collection.

Nguyen Named Patriot League Player of the Week
3/14/2018

CDT Michael Nguyen '18Firstie Michael Nguyen of the Army West Point Men's Tennis team was named the Patriot League Player of the Week, after leading the Cadets to their third straight victory over Air Force. The San Jose, Calif., native defeated Patrick Skelenka in a convincing two sets, 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, Nguyen and partner Gregory Shannon defeated Isaac Perez and Patrick Skelenka, 7-6. With these victories, Nguyen improves to 3-0 all-time in singles and doubles play in the first flight against the Falcons. This is the second league recognition for the firsite this spring season, after being named Patriot League Player of the Week in February. Nguyen was also tabbed AWPAA's Athlete of the Week, announced yesterday. Read More

Cadets Attend Athena Film Festival
3/14/2018

Cadets Attend Athena Film FestivalThirteen Cadets attended the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City. The festival featured a series of educational and informative workshops and panels, as well as a host of "inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders." The evening featured a packed screening of the Centerpiece film, Mankiller, a documentary on Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. The film was followed by a conversation with director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and journalist and activist Gloria Steinem.

Director Pompeo '86 Visits Scholarship Cadets
3/14/2018

Director Pompeo '86 Visits Scholarship CadetsCIA Director Michael Pompeo '86 visited with Scholarship Cadets to discuss generating change in a large bureaucracy. Director Pompeo provided context of different organizations that he led through change and discussed the importance of young thought leaders finding their way in the Army. Director Pompeo also visited the Combating Terrorism Center to receive a briefing on the Center's recent research, he also guest lectured in a class taught by the CTC's Africa expert Dr. Jason Warner.

NYPD Trains Law Enforcement Tactics Club
2/8/2018

NYPD Trains Law Enforcement Tactics ClubThe NYPD’s Disorder Control Unit (DSU) and Strategic Response Group (SRG) hosted a training event for 22 Law Enforcement Tactics Club (LETC) members and newly branched Military Police (MP) firsties at their training center in the Bronx. Cadets received instruction and went through rifle drills leading up to scenario-based training using simunition rounds. Upon completion of training, the NYPD trainers allowed the cadets to create scenarios and had their officers run through them. The cadets were motivated and many expressed that this was the best trip section they had been on. Captain Miller and his crew from the NYPD went above and beyond what was expected, providing world-class training and an experience the cadets will never forget.

 

  Grad Pass, Grad Perks, & Grad Insider Tours Exclusively for the Long Gray Line
Learn More

Order the Register of Graduates