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DSE Capstone Team Meets with Honorable Dr. Jette

DSE Capstone Team Meets with Hon Dr. JetteCadets from the Department of Systems Engineering met with and had lunch with the Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)). These cadets are part of a capstone team working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for a client from the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) out of Rock Island Arsenal, IL. The cadets are exploring potential business model changes and seeking solutions to increase efficiencies as well as cost-savings for the Department of Defense’s aging industrial base.

How to Follow – Football at Oklahoma

How to Follow – Football at OklahomaWhen the Army West Point football team takes on Oklahoma Saturday night, fans from around the world will have a number of options to follow the action live. FOX Oklahoma and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices. Fans will have to pay a fee to watch the game on FOX Oklahoma which is a Pay-Per-View program. The Army Sports Network broadcast can be listened to for free on multiple platforms.

Television ($): FOX Oklahoma (Pay-Per-View). On-Air Time: 7:05 p.m. Satellite Radio: Sirius: Channel 81 XM: Channel 81 Internet: Channel 81. Streaming Apps: TuneIn (Army Black Knights Sports Network).

Cadets Bluhm & Brodeur Orientation Week in Austria

Cadets Bluhm & Brodeur Orientation Week in AustriaCadets Ethan Bluhm and Jason Brodeur began their study orientation week at the Theresian Military Academy in Austria. During that week, they attended a dinner at the residence of the Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, Trevor Traina, to celebrate the arrival of a new attaché. The Cadets had the opportunity to engage in interesting conversations with members of the Department of State, general officers, and representatives from multiple nations.

Joyner Competes at Tennis ITA Oracle Masters

CDT Ana Joyner '21Yearling Ana Joyner of the Army West Point women's tennis team represented the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters on Thursday.

Joyner opened the day against Yuya Ita (Texas) and Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State) in mixed doubles play, being paired with Navy's Andrew Ton. She later faced Washington State's 17th-ranked Michaela Bayerlova in singles.

Singles - Ana Joyner: L, 6-0, 6-2 vs. #17 Michaela Bayerlova (Washington State)
Doubles - Ana Joyner/Andrew Ton (Navy): L, 6-1 vs. Yuya Ito (Texas)/Lisa Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State)

USMA Cadets Meet their Roommates at AGM

USMA Cadets Meet their Roommates at AGMOne of the unique aspects about the Study Abroad Program at the Academia General Militar (AGM) in Zaragoza, Spain, is the opportunity to connect and build relationships with the host sponsor. Last week, USMA Cadets met their roommates and sponsors for the first time.

Equestrian at the HITS Saugerties Series

Equestrian at the HITS Saugerties SeriesThe Equestrian Team attended the HITS Saugerties Series and the team marched in the arena to present the colors with the 854th Engineer Battalion Reserves. On the last day of riding, world class equestrians competed in hunter and jumper courses for the $500,000 Grand Prix prize. In addition to watching competitors ride, cadets interacted with members of the equestrian collegiate community and former members of the USMA equestrian team.

The team went to Pine Valley, NY to purchase new gear for the upcoming season. The new team members who were outfitted in the necessary team practice gear for the first time. The staff at Green Valley were wonderful, successfully supplying the members with all necessary items. It was a positive experience for all involved, and it allowed the team to continue fostering positive relationships within the regional equestrian community. Team members look forward to putting their new gear to use in their first show of the season on September 30, 2018 at Crosswinds Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY.

Scoutmasters' Council Cadets Support Scout Knight

Scoutmasters' Council Cadets Support Scout KnightApproximately 20 Cadets from the Scoutmasters' Council (SMC) supported the Office of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ODIA) Scout Knight. The event involved about 550 Scouts and leaders from the surrounding area. The SMC Cadets assisted with registration and camp setup, ran various athletic related activities on Friday evening, and then lead PT for the Scouts on Saturday morning. The event was a tremendous success and provided a great outreach opportunity for Cadets and ODIA to the community.

LTC Korpela Attends LAWS in Geneva

LTC Korpela Attends LAWS in GenevaThe United Nations convened the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) in Geneva, Switzerland. The convention debated issues with LAWS such as emerging technologies, legal and ethical concerns, and military effects. LTC Christopher Korpela, Director of the Robotics Research Center, was selected to be part of the U.S. Delegation and testified on the military applications panel of LAWS in terms of doctrine, future operational environments, test and evaluation processes, and commander's responsibilities in the employment of weapons systems. The panel on LAWS applications was made up of military and academic experts from around the world. Over 110 countries were present with questions on reliability, proliferation, artificial intelligence, and the role of command authority and control over LAWS. Non-governmental organizations and academic universities also provided interventions on compliance with international humanitarian law and in general seek to preemptively ban these weapons systems.

The Supt Visits D/CME

The Supt Visits D/CMELTG Darryl Williams '83, 60th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy met with members of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (D/CME) including the department head and deputy head, division and program directors, and other senior faculty and staff. COL Meyer provided the Supt an overview of the department's mission and vision, highlighting some of the stellar cadet work from the past year. After the presentation, LTG Williams toured several of the labs and work areas in Mahan Hall, receiving briefs on capabilities of the Biomechanics Lab, Concrete Lab, and the new Capstone Workspace.

Women's Soccer Coach Blewitt Earns 250th Win

CDT Sarah Chamberlin '19The Army West Point women's soccer team captured a come-from-behind victory over Hudson Valley rival Marist, 2-1, on the road Wednesday evening. The win marked head coach Adrian Blewitt's 250th of his 20-year coaching career. After falling behind 1-0, Army received offensive contributions from rookie Trinity Garay (56th minute) and senior Sarah Chamberlin (85th minute) to push past the Red Foxes and improve to 5-1-4 on the year. The fifth win marks the most by an Army team since 2014, while its 10 goals surpassed last season's total of eight.

Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia saw her four-game shutout streak come to an end and capped her scoreless streak at 495:17. The Omaha, Neb., native made two saves in the game and en route to her ninth-career victory. Offensively, plebe Kalie Rosenberger led a group of five Cadets who recorded multiple shots with a game-high three attempts at goal. Garay led the way with two shots on goal, including her second score of the season, while Chamberlin added her first-career tally in the contest. Read More

Cadets in France Begin Classes

Cadets in France Begin ClassesCadets in the Semester Abroad Program (SAP) in France have begun classes.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Oklahoma

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: OklahomaArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights begin their three-game road swing this weekend when they travel to fifth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"Good afternoon. I am extremely proud of our team and the hard-fought victory that they earned on Saturday. We faced a good Hawai'i team. I was really impressed with their offense. They were a team talked about all around college football -- their quarterback and how well he threw the ball and their two inside receivers were just dynamite. They made some big plays against us and they found some targets that hadn't been as involved, and it became a real battle. Defensively, I don't think people give their guys enough credit because their offense is getting so much publicity, but they're physical on defense. They flew around and their linebacker made a lot of tackles, a lot of plays and blocked a kick. They had a really good football team and we were fortunate to win, I am glad we won. It was a hard-fought victory, I am proud of our team. I think it was the best I've thought about our team this year just in the way we came together, battled and played team football. Read More

Scroggins Tabbed CSFL Defensive Player of the Week

CDT James Scroggins '19Army West Point sprint football firstie James Scroggins was recognized by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) as the defensive player of the week on Tuesday.

Scroggins was a dominant force for the Black Knights in their 45-7 season-opening victory over Chestnut Hill on Friday evening. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native caused three turnovers with two fumble recoveries and an interception. Scroggins added four tackles as the Black Knights extended their winning streak to nine games, the longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games.

The Black Knights travel to service-academy rival Navy for the first Star Game of the 2018-19 season on Friday at 7 p.m.

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEEE Power & Energy Society General MeetingDr. Aaron St. Leger attended the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Portland Oregon. The 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting is organized by the IEEE PES and brings together participants from industry and academia to shape research and development in the field of electric power engineering all over the world. Dr. Aaron St. Leger chaired a student poster contest with 185 participants as well as organized and chaired a student/industry/faculty (SIF) luncheon where prizes for the poster contest were awarded. He also spoke as an invited panelist at the conference on the topic of student programs and activities within the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Lastly, Dr. Aaron St. Leger participated in various committee meetings, including the IEEE PES Student Activities, Power Engineering Education, PES Long Range Planning, and PES Governing Board meetings.

DPE First Monthly Community Outreach

DPE First Monthly Community OutreachThe Department of Physical Education kicked off its first monthly Community Outreach with Ultimate Frisbee. The purpose is to get DPE instructors to reach out to the community and incorporate fitness into the lives of other staff, faculty and family members at USMA. The next two monthly sessions will involve running the Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT) and conquering the rock climbing wall at Arvin.

SAME Club Meetings Begin

SAME Club Meetings Begin The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) had their first meeting. CDT Adrian Barraza (President/CIC) opened the meeting talking about the club and getting input from club members about potential upcoming events. Following an introduction to the club and greeting new members, CPT Nathaniel Sheehan served as a guest lecture and discussed the significance of being a member of SAME, the opportunities afforded to him throughout his career as a result of being a SAME member, and his experience at the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) in May 2018. His comments were well received and helped reinforce the significance of lifetime membership in SAME.

Sailing Team at the Stamford Vineyards Race

Sailing Team at the Stamford Vineyards RaceThe Off-Shore team of the USMA Sailing Team competed in the Stamford Vineyards Race. The team raced over 238 miles, from Stamford, CT to the Buzzard's Bay Light and back on the Long Island Sound. After over 50 hours of racing, the team was forced to retire due to weather conditions, as did over 70% of the other 60 teams. Still, the team did exceptionally well, beating upwind for 28 hours, braving the narrow Plum Gut both exiting and entering the Sound, and rounding the Light in expert fashion. Soon the team will compete against Navy for the first time this season at Annapolis and the experience gained in this race will be invaluable to their success this year. Seven members from the Off-Shore Team of the USMA Sailing Team participated in the 2018 Spirit Rider Regatta on Long Island. The regatta is an annual event held in honor of the First Responders and Service Members who have lost their lives on 9/11 and in the War on Terror, including one firefighter related to the regatta organizer. After attending the commencement dinner at the Ocean Club, the cadets competed in a two-hour race on Saturday against Navy and other collegiate off-shore teams. On Sunday, the cadets, along with midshipmen from USNA, acted as the honor guard for a memorial service honoring First Responders and Service Members.

Cadets in Immersed in Morocco

Cadets in Immersed in Morocco All ten Cadets on semester abroad in Morocco are in their third week of classes. Six Cadets are living with host families and study with faculty at the America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST) School in Rabat, focusing primarily on the Arabic language and regional socio-political courses. Four other Cadets are living in dormitories and study at Al-Akhwayn University in Ifrane, where they study a variety of subjects including Islamic Law and international finance. They have already had several cultural excursions.

Witham, Cassalia Earn League Honors

CDTs Sydney Witham '19 and Sydney Cassalia '21The Army West Point women's soccer team picked up a pair of weekly honors as firstie Sydney Witham and yearling Sydney Cassalia were recognized by the Patriot League for their performances. Witham earned her second career weekly honor from the league as she was named the midfielder of the week, while Cassalia garnered her fourth weekly mention with her second straight goalkeeper of the week nod. Witham's first-career goal snapped the team's 485:58 scoreless drought when she bent in a free kick from 20-yards out. The Crown Point, Ind., native recorded the fifth point of her career and led Army to its first Patriot League-opening win since 2014.

On the other end of the field, Cassalia continues to be a force for the Black Knights in goal as she recorded her fourth consecutive shutout. The Omaha, Neb., native made seven saves as she extended her scoreless streak to 447:37, the longest such streak for an Army goalkeeper since Monica Lee in 2011. It was her sixth clean sheet of the season, tying her total from 2017, and puts her two away from matching Annah Castellini's total of 14 shutouts for fifth all-time. Cassalia has been one of the top goalkeepers in the Patriot League throughout 2018, leading the league in goals-against average (0.40), save percentage (0.929), saves (52) and shutouts (6). Read More

Columbian Cadets Brief USMA Cadets About ESMIL

Columbian Cadets Brief USMA Cadets About ESMILThe international cadet presence at USMA provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance and enrich the Cadet classroom experience. As part of the dynamic relationship between the USMA and the Colombian Escuela Militar de Cadetes (ESMIL), Colombian Cadets Nicholas Castaneda Rivera and Cristina Jojoa Diaz joined CPT George Gurrola's Basic Spanish Course. In Spanish, the Colombian Cadets briefed USMA Cadets about the daily activities at the ESMIL. To enhance the classroom environment, USMA Cadets practiced discussing their daily routine at USMA with the Colombian Cadets while learning about Colombia culture and values.

Barnhorst Slated Patriot League Rookie of the Week

CDT Emmy Barnhorst '22After being named to the Gators Invitational All-Tournament Team, Emmy Barnhorst earned Rookie of the Week honors from the Patriot League. It is the plebe's second rookie of the week nod this season. Barnhorst was named to the Gators Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 3.82 kills per set hitting .353. She led the Black Knights with 1.09 blocks per set with two solo blocks and 10 block assists. The Winfield, Ill., native tallied double-digit kills in all three matches including a weekend-high 15 kills versus the No. 11 Florida Gators and a .400 hitting percentage against Jacksonville. Army is back in action at Gillis Field House this weekend when they host Colgate and Holy Cross. The matches will be played on Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Cadets Use Game-Based Learning

Cadets Use Game-Based LearningCadets in select sections Regional Studies in World History – Russia, played a matrix game designed to simulate the Mongol Invasion of Kievan Rus in the 13th century. Cadets played as one of five factions (Kiev, Moscow, Novgorod, the Orthodox Church, and the Mongol ("Golden Horde") interacting with one another. Each faction was required to propose an action and the historical basis for its potential success; the other factions then critiqued the proposed move for historical accuracy and logic. The success of the action was adjudicated by a dice roll, adjusted up or down by the cadet arguments. Matrix games are used extensively in senior-level professional military education. The incorporation of a matrix game is part of the History Department's larger emphasis on game-based pedagogies.

Whiteman Named Defensive Player of the Week

After scoring a trio of goals this past week to help the Army West Point men's soccer team go 2-0 and extend its unbeaten streak to four games, yearling Eric Whiteman was tabbed the Patriot League's Defensive Player of the Week. This is the first time in Whiteman's career that he received a weekly award from the league. He is the second Cadet this season to reel in a Patriot League weekly honor. In a 3-0 victory over Siena on Tuesday afternoon, Whiteman got Army on the board with his first collegiate goal. The Elgin, Ill., native later added an insurance score in the contest. On Saturday, Army had a 1-0 lead over Mount St. Mary's in the second half before Whiteman got a touch on a ball off a Keenan O'Shea corner and put it into the back of the net for his third tally of the week.

Whiteman and the Black Knights will return to the pitch tonight night for a 7 p.m. matchup at Fairfield.

Choirs Sing at the Diversity Leadership Conference

Choirs Sing at the Diversity Leadership ConferenceSeveral Jewish Chapel Choir Cadets joined members of the Gospel Choir to sing several songs at the West Point Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference dinner held at the Herbert Alumni Center to a gathering of over 90 leaders and where the guest speaker was Mr. Rod Woodson, Pro Football Hall of Famer. CDT Noah Carlen led the Jewish Chapel Choir. All sounded wonderful with a motivational closing song by the Gospel Choir followed by both choirs singing the Alma Mater.

SOSH Annual HailUnion Welcomes 23 New Faculty

SOSH Annual HailUnion Welcomes 23 New FacultyThe SOSH Department kicked off the start of the home football game season with their annual “HailUnion.” This event provided an opportunity to welcome 23 new faculty members to the department, while also affording alumni the chance to return to West Point and reconnect with old colleagues. Saturday’s events consisted of an Open House at Lincoln Hall, followed by the cadet review and tailgating at the ‘49er Lodge. It was a great lead-up to Army’s victory over Liberty!

Home Streak Still Alive After Thriller vs. Hawai’i

Home Streak Still Alive After Thriller vs. Hawai’iIn a thrilling game that came down to the wire, it was the Army West Point football team delivering a huge fourth-quarter stop to take down undefeated Hawai'i, 28-21, here Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights ended the Rainbow Warriors' unbeaten streak, which stood at three-straight games heading into Saturday's contest. With the win, Army shifts to 2-1 on the year. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. led all Army ball carriers with 110 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. The Charlotte, N.C., native also added 162 yards in the air on six completions. He was backed by the 70-yard rushing game of Darnell Woolfolk and a 62-yard rushing performance by Connor Slomka. Both rushers found their way into the end zone once opposite the Rainbow Warriors. Defensively, Kenneth Brinson led the charge with a team-best six tackles and two sacks for a loss of eight yards. James Nachtigal also helped the Black Knights' defensive corps with five tackles and one sack for a loss of nine yards. Read More

Women's Tennis Comes Away with Singles Titles

CDT Stephanie Dolehide '22The Army West Point women's tennis team kicked off its second tournament of the fall at the Quinnipiac Invite on Friday. Army went an impressive 9-3 in singles play and 5-3 in doubles action on the opening day of the tournament. The team saw yearling Ana Joyner and plebe Stephanie Dolehide come away with singles titles on the final day of the Quinnipiac Invite on Sunday. Ana Joyner won the second fall tournament of her career after collecting a victory in the A singles bracket of Lehigh's Patriot League Kickoff from Oct. 13-15 last season. The Las Cruces, N.M., native owns a team-best 5-1 mark through the first two tournaments. Stephanie Dolehide won her first collegiate tournament title. Yearling Sophia Suri captured her 10th career victory with a victory in the E singles consolation finals. Ana Joyner will represent the Black Knights and the Patriot League at the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif., from Thursday to Sunday on the campus of Pepperdine University.

Three in Row for Men's Rugby

Three in Row for Men's Rugby The Black Knights men's rugby team made it three wins in a row to open up the 2018 fall campaign, as the cadets took down St. Bonaventure 28-10 Friday night from the Tom and Michelle Marra Athletics Fields Complex. Army (2-0) opened up the scoring midway through the first half with a Marco Carrabotta try to take a 7-0 lead and never looked back, as St. Bonaventure (0-1) never led in the match. After the Bonnies added a try to make it 7-5, the Black Knights quickly answered. Jacob Ericksen extended Army's lead to 14-5 going into the half.

The Army men's rugby team kept up its winning ways Saturday afternoon, as the Black Knights rolled through Buffalo 86-3 to remain undefeated this fall. Army (3-0) put out a fresh 15 versus the Bulls. After Buffalo opened up the scoring with a kick to make it 3-0, the cadets piled on the tries en route to victory. Nolan Green led the way with four tries. Gannon Conrad and Steven Rohde each had two tries of their own. The Black Knights begin the season at least 3-0 for the fourth time in five years. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start since turning varsity. Army improved to 5-0 all-time versus Buffalo in varsity play. Read More

Sprint Football Tops Chestnut Hill in Season Opener

CDT Keegan West '19The Army West Point sprint football team began its title defense with an impressive 45-7 victory over Chestnut Hill on Friday evening. Army opened its seventh straight season opener to improve to 1-0 on the season. The Black Knights were led offensively by firstie quarterback Keegan West who threw for a game-high 245 passing yards and added four touchdown passes. West's favorite target throughout the game was his classmate Clayton Carter, who compiled three catches for 66 yards and two scores. Defensively, Army caused five turnovers on three interceptions and two fumbles and had nine tackles for a loss of 33 yards. Guiding that effort was James Scroggins with two fumble recoveries and an interception, Connor Long with a sack and a forced fumble and Ryan Leach with five tackles and an interception. Army improved to 3-0 all-time against Chestnut Hill. The Black Knights' nine-game winning streak is the longest since 2012-14 when the team won 20 consecutive games. West completed four touchdown passes in a game for the fourth time in his career and first since Oct. 21, 2016, against Franklin Pierce. The West Point, N.Y., native eclipsed 2,500 career passing yards in the game with his seventh-career 200-yard game. Moore and Leach each recorded their first career interceptions. Carter posted his second-career multi-touchdown game, having also caught two touchdown passes against Chestnut Hill on Sept. 16, 2016. Read More

Volleyball Surges Past Florida International

The Army West Point volleyball team surged past Florida International, 3-0, Friday at the Gators Invitational. The Black Knights' win snapped a five match losing streak with the win. The Cadets played extremely disciplined limiting themselves to just 12 errors, while FIU had 28. Barnhorst led the Black Knights with 18 points on 14 kills (.387) and seven blocks. Courtney Horace followed in kills with eight, while Lisa Sullivan (7), Eckford (5) and Morriss (5) all notched multiple kills in the match. Nikki Lum posted 21 assists as Hannah Presley boasted 15 to help Army's offense. Presley also had two service aces which is a career-high. Ana Oglivie tallied 15 digs on the day, while Kennedy Wortman had 11. Read More

Men's Soccer Blanks Mount St. Mary's in 2-0 Road Win

CDT Keenan O'Shea '20The Army West Point men's soccer team captured a 2-0 road victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday night at Waldron Family Stadium. Despite being outshot in the match, 6-4, the Black Knights (3-2-1) were able to put two strikes past the Mountaineers' (0-4-2) goalkeeper. The scores came off shots by Keenan O'Shea and Eric Whiteman, helping the Cadets extend their unbeaten streak to four games. Saturday's match was the first meeting between Army and Mount St. Mary's. O'Shea scored his fourth goal and handed out his third helper of the season. It was his 10th career score. He tallied a goal and an assist in the same game for the third time in his career. He is the first Cadet in the Payne era to tally at least one point in five consecutive matches. Whiteman netted his third goal of the week and of his career. The sophomore has now scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Zane Rojas recorded his second assist of the season and the third of his career. Stoll posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season. He now has 14 career shutouts and is tied for fifth all-time with Dick Machovina and Frank Oprandy. Army recorded two consecutive shutouts for the first time since blanking Colgate (Sept. 29) and Lafayette (Oct. 4) last year. Read More

Women's Soccer Opens League Play with Win at Lehigh

Women's Soccer Opens League Play with Win at LehighFirstie co-captain Sydney Witham scored the Army West Point women's soccer team's first goal in five games as the Black Knights opened Patriot League play with a 1-0 victory at Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights matched their win total from each of the past three seasons as they improved to 4-1-4 and start 1-0-0 in league play for the first time since 2014. Yearlings Reilly McGinnis and Erynn Johns paced the Army offense with two shots apiece, while second-year goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia made seven saves in her sixth shutout of the season. The Omaha, Neb., native stopped all seven shots she faced to improve her scoreless streak to 447:37. Army matched its win total from the last season with its fourth of the season. The Black Knights won their Patriot League opener for the first time with 2014. Cassalia extended her scoreless streak to 447:37 with her fourth-straight shutout. This is the longest scoreless and shutout streak by an Army goalkeeper since 2011 when Monica Lee did not allow a goal in 468:18 over a six-game stretch. Read More

Cross Country at the Army Open

CDT Shelby Piccinic '22The Army men's cross country team finished second out of six teams in this year's Army Open. The Black Knights were led by junior Roman Ollar, who finished fourth with a time of 23:58.1 in his first race of the season. Top Individual Finishes 4. Roman Ollar, Jr. - 23:58.1 6. Mikey Singer, Sr. - 24:07.3 7. Robbie Santoyo, Jr. - 24:07.6 10. Noah Wallace, So. - 24:18.2 11. Luca Mazzanti, So. - 24:43.2.

The Army women's cross country team placed third out of five teams in the 2018 Army Open at Bowdoin Park. Plebe Shelby Piccinic was the top finisher for the Black Knights, finishing eighth with a time of 20:21.4. Top Individual Performers: 8. Shelby Piccinic, Fr. - 20:21.4 15. Dominique Shultz, Fr. - 21:01.4 16. Mika Andrews, So. - 21:03.0 17. Kajol Maheshwari, Jr. - 21:05.2 18. Bethany Nunnery, Jr. - 21:05.3.

U.S. News Ranked USMA #1

U.S. News Ranked USMA #1U.S. News & World Report ranked The United States Military Academy at West Point as the #1 Top Public School in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. USMA also ranked #4 for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, #2 in Civil Engineering, #7 in Electrical / Electronic Engineering and #10 in Mechanical Engineering. West Point also ranked #2 as a High School Counselor Top Pick and #18 among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

On Point: Love, Nikiay Comer

On Point: Love, Nikiay ComerWest Point allows cadets the opportunity to make plenty of unique connections that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. For Army West Point women's soccer firstie Nikiay Comer, that unexpected bond was forged with the students at the 186th Street School in Gardena, California, after she traveled out to the school with the Academy's Center for Leadership and Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The strong connection she formed evolved into Comer becoming pen pals with 50 of the students from the school who she remains in contact with to this day.

Fly Fishing Trip to Manchester, Vermont

Fly Fishing Trip to Manchester, VermontNine cadets had some wonderful fishing opportunities with new experiences. The group was hosted by longtime supporters of the club, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh and Julie Oliva. The cadets were able to fish four different bodies of water and included a day on a lake where the cadets were able to try fly fishing from four different types of watercraft. The fishing areas included the Roaring Branch, the Battenkill, a small pond, and Lake Sommerset. All cadets caught numerous fish and many cadets caught their first fish of a new species. Brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch were the species caught. Cadets also visited the American Museum of Fly Fishing to see the history and evolution of fly fishing and the equipment. The club is very grateful to their hosts and all the effort they put into this event. Trips like this are possible because support and donations which provide equipment and transportation. Staff and faculty volunteering their time rounds out the critical resources used.

Hillel Plebe Retreat to Kerhonkson

Hillel – Plebe Retreat to KerhonksonRecently, 16 Jewish community members departed for the Plebe retreat hosted at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, staff from the Jefferson Hall Library, the Jewish Chaplain, and the CEO of the Jewish Chapel Fund provided oversight and enrichment opportunities for this Cadet led weekend which focused on introducing 4th Class Cadets to the diverse, supportive Jewish community in and around West Point. Cadets Andrei Rosu and Sammi Ponsell provided superb Cadet leadership along with three other Yearlings. The group also included Cadet Ariel Assayag do Lago, an exchange cadet from Brazil, as well as the Beitler and Goldman families. The desired outcome of fostering spiritual growth and camaraderie between all present was successfully achieved. They enjoyed meals, miniature golf, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, working out, long walks and relaxing. There was even a special concert by the band Shlock Rock dedicated to the Cadets. The weekend was made possible by an AOG Fund dedicated to Jewish Cadet activities.

Theater Arts Guild Broadway Orientation

Theater Arts Guild Broadway OrientationTheatre Arts Guild Cadets executed a Broadway orientation trip for new members of the club. The group of mostly Plebes navigated their way around mid-town Manhattan. Cadets explored a street fair, took a backstage tour of Rockefeller Center, and visited museums such as MoMA and the Intrepid. They completed the evening by attending a Broadway performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. The play is a farce that demonstrates everything you don't want to happen while putting on a production.

Sailing Team Sails the Hudson, East River & L.I. Sound

Sailing Team Sail "Invincible" Down the HudsonSeven cadets on the Off-Shore section of the USMA Sailing Team sailed the "Invincible" down the Hudson River, around Manhattan, up the East River, and into the Long Island Sound. During their 36-hour sail, they trained Man Overboard Drills, raising and dousing a pinnaker, rounding the mark, tacking, and jibing in open-ocean conditions. All this was in preparation for the 238-mile Stamford to Vineyards Race. In that race they will compete against five other collegiate-level teams and 90 other teams from across the world in an open-ocean race that will last 40 to 48 hours.

LDSSA Cadets Enjoy a Saturday Pass

LDSSA Cadets Enjoy a Saturday PassThe Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) had a great day at Mr. Ramos's house. The cadets enjoyed barbecue, volley-ball, swimming, board games, and watching football. All of which brought all the participating cadets closer together, all on the trip section and on pass enjoyed the weekend.

McClinton Named Army Athlete of the Week

Cow safety Jaylon McClinton was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after his performance in football's 38-14 win over Liberty last Saturday. McClinton register five tackles and forced two turnovers in the victory. He caused and recovered a fumble early in the game and then recorded an interception as well.

The Charlotte, N.C., native is third on the team in tackles with 11 in two games and he was the first player to make an interception this season. The Black Knights are back in action this Saturday at 12 p.m. against Hawai'i at Michie Stadium and the game can be seen live on CBS Sports Network or fans can listen live on the Army Sports Network.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Hawai’i

Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium this weekend when they welcome Hawai'i on Saturday afternoon.

(Ref.: Opening statement)
"Good afternoon. We're coming off the victory from Saturday that sure feels a lot better than it did a week ago and I was proud of our team. We made enough plays to win the game. It was a game that when we look back on it, there's still a lot of things that we feel like we could have done better. But certainly we did some of the fundamentals better. We took care of the ball and didn't turn it over. We got some turnovers back, which made a big difference in the game. We tackled much better than we did the week before. I told our team, and as I've said in there, those fundamentals make such a big difference. It was great to get a win and be able to go into this game against Hawai'i coming off a victory. It just helped us build confidence that we can perform better than we did in Week One.

"We're going to need to perform a lot better than we did in Week Two though to beat Hawai'i. This is a team that everyone is talking about. They're 3-0 and have scored a bunch of points. I can't say enough about how hard I think this Hawai'i team plays and how physical they play the game. That's really impressed me. It's in every phase. The way they rush kicks, cover kicks, play defense and run with the ball after they catch it. It playing the game really hard with a lot of passion. And certainly that's a credit to Nick (Rolovich) and the job he's done, he and his staff, of getting those guys to play that way. Read More

Three Wrestlers Ranked in Preseason Poll

CDTs Lucas Weiland '20 Rocco Caywood '19 Ben Harvey '20The Army West Point wrestling team captured four rankings in WIN Magazine's preseason rankings. The team tied for 33rd with Stanford, each earning 5.5 points in the tournament power index. Cows Ben Harvey (10th at 174 lbs.) and Lucas Weiland (12th at 157 lbs.) were joined by firstie captain Rocco Caywood (13th at 197 lbs.) in the individual rankings. All three wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in their careers last season while setting personal bests in wins.

Harvey advanced to the blood round of the NCAA Championships a season ago (one-win shy of being an All-American), becoming the first Army wrestler to do so after dropping his first match since Patrick Simpson in 2006. His 4-2 record marked just the 15th time an Army wrestler won at least four matches at nationals. The New Palestine, Ind., native ranked second on the team with a 22-11 record. Harvey added a team-best 9-8 record against ranked opponents, including victories over No. 7 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), No. 8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) and No. 9 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford). Read More

Game Notes: Football Hosts Hawai'i Saturday

Game Notes: Football Hosts Hawai'i SaturdayThe Black Knights are back at Michie Stadium for the second straight week as Army welcomes Hawai'i to West Point for the first time since 2010. The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to follow: TV - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes • Hawai'i Notes | Live Stats - GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

Army is looking to extend its home winning streak to nine games when the Rainbow Warriors make a visit Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights are coming off a 38-14 win over Liberty to move to 1-1 on the season. That victory also marked Army's third consecutive home-opening win. The running game got back on track for the Cadets when they ran for 449 yards against the Flames after gaining only 168 against Duke in their opener. Hawai'i native Calen Holt has been the Black Knights' leading rusher with 126 rushing yards through two games. He also scored Army's first touchdown against Liberty. Darnell Woolfolk returned to form last Saturday with two touchdown runs and 98 yards on the ground. The defense came up with three turnovers in that game as well, two caused by safety Jaylon McClinton, to stymie the Flames' offense that came into Michie after putting up 52 points against Old Dominion. Read More

Whiteman Powers Men's Soccer Past Siena

CDT Eric Whiteman '21Behind a pair of first-half scores by yearling Eric Whiteman, the Army West Point men's soccer team defeated Siena, 3-0, on Tuesday afternoon at the Siena Turf Field.

The Black Knights (2-2-1) continued their unbeaten streak versus the Saints (0-3-3) and claimed its second road victory of the season. The Cadets are now 7-0-1 opposite Siena. 

"We needed to show a collective effort today and we did," head coach Russell Payne said. "It was great to see guys step up and contribute as almost everybody played today. Eric did a great job on both sides of the ball and it was great to see Carter (Kowalewski) get his first goal. But, even more importantly, as a team, we showed a great connectivity and a real sense of purpose."

Justin Stoll quieted the Saints' attack, making four stops in between the pipes for the Black Knights to preserve the shutout for his first of the year. Read More

57th Annual Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Ceremony

57th Annual Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Ceremony “We can and we will. Ready and forward.”

These words were the mantra that symbolized the vision of the Buffalo Soldiers, a brave and patriotic group of African-American soldiers, who relentlessly fought to defend our country against some of the most insurmountable odds. Sunday, those members who were a part of the 9th and 10th United States Cavalry Regiments, who once served at West Point, were honored at a special annual ceremony, saluting their everyday heroic efforts that forever transformed this country.

First created by the Army Reorganization Act of 1866, the Buffalo Soldiers' early service was on the Western Frontier, engaging in 11 war campaigns. Whether it was in 11 of the campaigns during the Indian (from 1867-1891), Spanish, World War I or II or Korean War, these Buffalo Soldiers-dubbed that nickname by their Indian foes – fought with honor, dignity and loyalty to their country. In 1907, the 9th Cavalry was assigned to West Point. Read More

Cadets Honor Those Who Passed on 9/11

Cadets Honor Those Who Passed on 9/11Cadets carry an American flag today while running through West Point, which is a September 11 tradition at West Point. The runners run from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. to honor those who perished during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the hero passengers who prevented the plane from crashing into a more populated area by crashing it into a field in Shanksville, PA.

Cassalia Collects Goalkeeper of the Week Honors

CDT Sydney Cassalia '21Yearling Sydney Cassalia of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Cassalia collected her third weekly league honors after being named rookie of the week twice last season. The Omaha, Neb., native shut out both Air Force and Fairleigh Dickinson this week, posting four saves in each game. She has not allowed a goal in 357:37 dating back to the team's 1-0 setback at Penn on Aug. 26. Cassalia's streak of three consecutive shutouts is the longest streak by an Army goalkeeper since 2011 when Monica Lee had four consecutive clean sheets against American (Oct. 23), Lafayette (Oct. 30), Colgate (Nov. 4) and Navy (Nov. 6). Cassalia has been one of the nation's top goalkeepers throughout the 2018 season, ranking fourth in goalie minutes played (800:00), tied for sixth in shutouts (5), 11th in save percentage (0.918), tied for 16th in total saves (45), 25th in goals-against average (0.450) and 48th in saves per game (5.63). Read More

Football Rolls to Home-Opening Win

Football Rolls to Home-Opening WinThe Army West Point football team took down Liberty 38-14 in its home opener here on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights scored in every period and jumped out to a 24-0 lead before allowing their first points of the game three minutes into the second half. Firstie Darnell Woolfolk led the Cadets with 98 yards rushing on 17 attempts. Fred Cooper and Calen Holt closely followed with 81 and 72 yards rushing, respectively. Christian Hayes led the receiving corps with one catch for 44 yards, followed by Kell Walker's 17-yard pickup in the fourth quarter. Cow quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. threw for 61 yards and finished 2-of-7 with a touchdown pass. The Black Knights are now undefeated at home in their last eight contests, which is the longest span since winning 14-straight from 1984-86. Army has won its last three home openers, while Monken is 4-1 during his tenure on the Banks of the Hudson in home openers. Woolfolk scored his 25th career touchdown, which shifts him into the Academy's top-10 list. The Endwell, N.Y., native's two touchdown performance marked the seventh time in his career he registered multiple scores. The Black Knights had 500 yards of total offense and did not commit a turnover. First the first time since 2016, Army had passing score in back-to-back games. Read More

Men's Rugby Tops Dartmouth in Season Opener

Men's Rugby Tops Dartmouth in Season OpenerThe Army West Point men's rugby team opened its 2018 campaign with a 32-25 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights (1-0) led for the entirety of the match against the Big Green (0-1) en route to their road victory. The Black Knights started their season with a win for the fifth consecutive season. Army improved to 3-0 all-time versus Dartmouth. Bailey Abercrombie tallied a pair of tries on the day. Read More

RRC Presents a Paper the 2nd SIUSAI

RRC Presents a Paper the 2nd SIUSAIMembers of the Robotics Research Center (RRC) in EECS presented a paper in the 2nd International Symposium on Intelligent Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence (SIUSAI) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper titled "Wearable Technologies for Enhanced Soldier Situational Awareness" was authored by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Korpela (RRC Director) and Major Amber Walker (DARPA Engineer). The paper was the result of a research project which demonstrated the application of gesture control for remotely operating robots using wearable technology. The paper was presented at the conference by Mr. Pratheek Manjunath (RRC), who won the 'Best Oral Presentation' award and accepted the 'Best Paper' award on behalf of the authors. The conference was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). This provided an opportunity for networking with the robotics researchers at UNLV's Drones and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (DASL). Mr. Manjunath met with Dr. Paul Oh (Director of DASL), who is a pioneer in aerial manipulation using quadcopters.

Centurion Pins Presented to Club Captains

Centurion Pins Presented to Club CaptainsThe Centurion Pins were presented to 17 captains of Cadet Competitive Club Sports September 5 at the Cadet Mess. The Centurion Pin recognizes the accomplishments and dedication of competitive club team captains and the student athletic club coordinator.

How to Follow – Army vs. Liberty

When the Army West Point football team hosts Liberty Saturday at noon from historic Michie Stadium, fans from around the world will have several options to follow the action live. CBS Sports Network and the Army Sports Network highlight the choices.

Television: CBS Sports Network | On-Air Time: 12:00 p.m. | Announcers: Ben Holden (play-by-play); Jay Feely (color analyst); Tina Cervasio (sideline reporter) | Hudson Valley Time Warner Cable: Channels 315, 457, 467 | Hudson Valley Direct TV: Channel 221 | Hudson Valley Dish Network: Channel 158 | Channel Finder: cbssportsnetwork.com. Read More

Prof. Green from CU Teaches SOSH

Prof. Green from CU Teaches SOSHProfessor Donald Green from Columbia University recently joined the American Politics Faculty in SOSH to teach a 3-day workshop on conducting field experiments. He taught faculty members how to design experiments effectively and how to analyze the data. The workshop was useful both for faculty members' individual research interests and for course directors as they develop their course assessment plans.

Triathlon at the 13th Annual Lake George Triathlon

Triathlon at the 13th Annual Lake George TriathlonThe Army West Point Triathlon Team started their first training weekend of the season with the 13th Annual Lake George Triathlon. For the wo's team Hannah White '20 took 1st for the collegiate division and Payton Boylston '20 took 4th. On the 's side Thatcher Shepard '20 took second, Gabriel Fuhrman '21 took 4th, Wolfgang Drake '20 took 5th, and Graham King '19 took 6th. For other results click the following link http://scorethis-results.com/ResultsMS.php?raceid=20180901LGRG. To top the day off the team continued the tradition of going out for a fancy dinner at Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ.

Please welcome the new members of the team: Ann Mulvena '20, Olivia Johnson '21, Thomas Batt '22, Hunter Cochran '22, Rylie Fry '22, Nolan Pearce '22, Blake Rhymes '22 and our two exchange cadets Katharina Schäfer (GER) and Avery Gillem (USCGA '20). Congratulations to these athletes and good luck with the rest of the training.

Army Names Fall Tournament After Arthur Ashe

Arthur AsheThe Army West Point men's tennis team has announced that its tournament this fall, starting on Oct. 28, will be named in honor of Arthur Ashe. Ashe has a special connection to West Point. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was stationed at the U.S. Military Academy when he won the 1968 U.S. Open. In addition to his military duties, he was an assistant coach for the Army men's tennis team during his tenure at West Point.

"We're very excited to be naming this tournament that Arthur Ashe Invitational because Arthur Ashe has done a lot for West Point and tennis," Army head men's tennis coach Jim Poling said. "He was a second lieutenant in the Army and he trained and got ready for the U.S. Open here at West Point." This fall marks the 50th anniversary of his victory at Forest Hills, so Army West Point wanted to honor that victory with the naming of the Arthur Ashe Invitational.

"He worked with the team and they all loved him and there are some great stories out there about what he did for them while he was an assistant coach at West Point," Poling said. "He was a great man and we are happy add his name to help build the tournament. It's a great tournament. We have teams from all over the nation every year. "It's unique because the teams live with a family for the weekend and they learn a lot about West Point, so when they leave here, they love it. Not everyone knows about West Point so when these teams come and play in the tournament, they always say it's the best event they have played in." This year's field includes St. Bonaventure, Marist, St. John's, NJIT, UConn and Sacred Heart.

MSG Messenger Sings the National Anthem at the US Open

Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, Vocalist of the West Point Band, sang the National Anthem at the US Open Tennis Championships 7th Annual Military Appreciation Day September 3rd. During the event, West Point Superintendent LTG Darryl Williams presented a flag to Johnnie Ashe, brother of Arthur Ashe, tennis legend and former West Point tennis coach. In 1968, Johnnie volunteered for a second tour of duty in Vietnam so Arthur could stay at West Point and continue his storied tennis career.

Cadets Host Australian Consul General Walton

Cadets from the Department of History WWI Staff Ride hosted the Australian Consul General, Alastair J. M. Walton, for lunch at the West Point Club. The relationship with him stretches back to a previous visit to West Point when he interviewed with the West Point Center for Oral History. That interview opened the door for Cadets to participate in ANZAC Day this year in New York City. They plan on keeping the "Mateship" alive by continuing to partner with Consul General Walton in the future.

DEP Takes on the West Point Spartan Race

DEP Takes on the West Point Spartan RaceRecently a group from the Department of English and Philosophy took on the West Point Spartan Race to prove that they are notonly scholars but also athletes. Congratulations to these muddy warriors.

Cassalia Garners AWPAA Athlete of the Week Honors

CDT Sydney Cassalia '21Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance at Northern Arizona last weekend. The Omaha, Neb., native posted an 11-save shutout in the team's scoreless draw against the Lumberjacks on Friday evening. It was the second double-digit save performance of Cassalia's career after making a career-high 12 stops against Marshall on Aug. 19. The clean sheet was her third of the season and ninth in her 23-game career.

Cassalia's showing was one of the top goalkeeper performances in recent program history as it was the most saves in a shutout in the last 18 years and the first shutout with double-digit saves since Sept. 11, 2009, when Alex Lostetter made 10 stops in a 1-0 victory over Saint Louis. The Black Knights return home from a two-game road trip to face service-academy rival Air Force on Friday at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. as the tail end of a doubleheader following the men's soccer game versus Columbia at 5 p.m. Read More

Game Notes: Black Knights Welcome Liberty

Game Notes: Black Knights Welcome LibertyThe Black Knights are looking to rebound following last Friday's game at Duke as the Army West Point football team welcomes Liberty Saturday in the home opener at Michie Stadium.

The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network; the game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneInapp or goarmywestpoint.com.

How to follow: TV - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes | Live Stats GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

The Opening Kickoff

  • Army is setting its eyes on its third straight home opening win when it hosts Liberty this Saturday.
  • The Black Knights have posted wins in four of their last five home openers, with their lone loss a 37-35 decision to Fordham on Sept. 4, 2015.
  • Head coach Jeff Monken, who enters his fifth year at the helm, is trying to follow up on last year's success in which the Black Knights recorded a 10-win season for only the second time in program history and captured the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996. Read More
Beatty Tabbed as Patriot League Rookie of the Week

CDT Marshall Beatty '22Following his opening weekend victory, plebe Marshall Beatty has been selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. "Marshall's performance in Maine was not a surprise," head coach Mike Smith said. "He is a strong runner and has looked good in practice. He is a nice addition to the team." Beatty placed first in his Black Knights' debut, pacing the field with a time of 25:31.9. Army took the top-six spots and 15 of the top 16 in its season opening victory over Maine. The win marked the team's fourth straight win over the Black Bears in the season opening dual meet. Army continues its season on September 14, when it hosts the Army Open in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Read More

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Liberty

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: LibertyArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are preparing to host Liberty for their home opener at Michie Stadium on Saturday.

(Ref.: opening statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. We are getting prepared for a new week. Frankly I am glad. That was difficult to swallow on Friday, getting beat by Duke like we did. What a great job Coach Cutcliffe has done. They were very well prepared. I felt like we were not as well prepared as I hoped we would be. It was disappointing to lose, especially to a team that we beat here a year ago at home. Credit to those guys who made some really good plays. Their quarterback is special and their receivers hit the long balls against us. Our turnovers killed us, especially early. Those are costly. We didn't play like the team I think we can be.

It's really impressive what Coach Gill and his team have done, moving from FCS to FBS. Going on the road a year ago to open the season by beating Baylor and controlling the football game, to opening at home this season and beating Old Dominion who is an old team. They handled them in the second half with 38 points scored for a lopsided victory. Read More

Piccinic Earns Rookie of the Week Honors

CDT Shelby Piccinic '22After a victory in her collegiate debut, Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic, a member of the women's cross country team, has been selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week. "Shelby ran a very controlled race and did a nice job of finishing strong," head coach Mike Smith said. "She had a very successful high school career and is a nice addition to the team." Piccinic led the way for the Black Knights in a 15-50 win over Maine with a time of 19:25.2. The team took the top-11 spots in the race. Army continues its season on September 14, when it hosts the Army Open in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Read More

Men's Soccer Stuns San Diego State in Dramatic Fashion

Men's Soccer Stuns San Diego State in Dramatic FashionThe Army West Point men's soccer team captured its first win of the 2018 season in thrilling fashion as the Black Knights came from behind to defeat Pac-12 foe San Diego State, 2-1, at the SDSU Sports Deck on Saturday night. After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, the Cadets (1-2) battled back and secured the road victory over the Aztecs (0-2-1).

"It's a difficult task to travel out west to tough opponents like San Diego State and come away with a win so I'm extremely proud of the whole team's effort tonight," head coach Russell Payne said. "We prepared all week and we knew we had the talent to stick with them. Tonight we were the most connected we've been all season and the result took care of itself." Justin Stoll played a large role in the Black Knights' comeback. After giving up a score in the opening frame, he bounced back to make two noteworthy stops in order keep the deficit at one. Read More

Takaki Tabbed Midfielder of the Week

CDT Christian Takaki '21Christian Takaki of the Army West Point men's soccer team earned his first career Patriot League weekly award after being named the Midfielder of the Week on Monday afternoon. "Christian is growing into each game as the team is growing into the season," head coach Russell Payne said. "We are encouraged by his steps forward." The sophomore midfielder played a crucial role in the Black Knights' 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Pac-12 opponent San Diego State on the road this past Saturday night. With the game tied in the 80th minute, he took a ball that ricocheted off of the post and buried it into the back of the net for what turned out to be the game-deciding goal. That score was the first of Takaki's career and helped Army pick up its second win over a Pac-12 foe in program history. It also gave the program its first ever win in the state of California. Read More

Volleyball Sweeps Southeastern Louisiana

CDT Ana Oglivie '21Riding off its momentum from last Friday night's thrilling victory, the Army West Point volleyball team defeated Southeastern Louisiana Saturday morning in straight sets to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Black Knights have now won six sets in a row and will play in the West Point Invitational Championship tonight against Hofstra. Army controlled the first set with a 17-5 kill advantage over the Lions. Thanks to Lauren Janok and Nikki Lum, 16 of those 17 kills were assisted. Sydney Morriss hit .500 in the first set with seven kills to lead both sides. The second set featured 14 tie scores and seven lead changes, but the Black Knights kept their cool to win it 25-23. With the set tied 22-22, the Cadets were able to outscore the Lions 3-1 to clinch. Two kills from Emmy Barnhorst and a kill from Courtney Horace helped. Read More

Cross Country Tops Maine in Season Opener

The Army West Point women's cross country team opened its season with a 15-50 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Shelby Piccinic paced the Black Knights, finishing first in her collegiate debut. Army took the first 11 spots in the race.

The Army West Point men's cross country team opened its season with a 15-49 victory over Maine on Friday. Plebe Marshall Beatty lead the way for the Black Knights, finishing first in his collegiate debut. Army took the top six spots in the meet.

Volleyball Rallies, Top Albany in Five-Set Thriller

Down 2-0 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat Albany in five sets to mark the Cadets' first five-set victory of 2018. "I am proud of the team for staying in it until the very end and never taking a play off," said head coach Alma Kovaci Lee. "It showed a lot of grit and they believed in each other. It was a total team win, and we hadn't beaten Albany in a long time, even with more experienced teams on the court. I am just so proud." The Black Knights dominated offensively with a 91-63 point advantage over the Great Danes. Army boasted 70 assists in the effort and had two players with double-doubles. Read More

Exchange Cadet Affirmation Ceremony at USAFA

Exchange Cadet Affirmation Ceremony at USAFATuesday evening, 8/28, the Affirmation Ceremony for the West Point Fall Semester Exchange Cadets was held at the United States Air Force Academy. Since exchange cadets miss their official Affirmation Ceremony at the United States Military Academy, the West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region host this special event each year to mark the occasion. Bill Knowlton '70 and Bill Arcuri '70, members of the 50-Year Affiliation Class for the Class of 2020, were in attendance to grip hands with these 7 cadets as they declared their commitment to the profession of arms.

LTG Reynold Hoover '83, Deputy Commander for U.S. Northern Command, delivered remarks.

WPAOG would like to thank the West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the West Point Parents' Club of Colorado for being part of the ceremony.

Cadets at the Cranberry Triathlon Festival

Cadets at the Cranberry Triathlon FestivalThe West Point Triathlon team participated in its first competition of the season at the Cranberry Triathlon Festival in Lakeview, Mass., August 25. The team performed well as Cadets Wolfgang Drake and Thatcher Shepard took first and second, respectively, in the men's division, while Cadets Hannah White and Payton Boylston earned second and third, respectively, in the women's division.

Johns Tabbed AWPAA Athlete of the Week

CDT Erynn Johns '21Yearling forward Erynn Johns of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her strong start to the 2018 season. Johns guided the Black Knights to a 3-1-1 record through the first five games, the program's best start to a season since opening the 1997 season at 6-0-0. She recorded a point in each of the first four games. Having also scored a goal in the 2017 season finale at American, her five-game point streak was the longest within the program since 2010 when Kim An earned a point in seven consecutive matches.

The Austin, Texas, native leads Army with six points which is tied for the third most in the Patriot League. Additionally, her team-high four assists is tied for tops in the league and fifth nationally. The Black Knights return to action this weekend as they head to Northern Arizona for a Friday contest at 10 p.m. ET. They will conclude the road trip with a neutral site contest in Flagstaff, Ariz., against CSU Northridge on Sunday which is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET. Read More

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Duke

Jeff MonkenArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium. The Black Knights are preparing to open the 2018 season at Duke on Friday evening at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

(Ref.: opening statement)
"Good afternoon everybody. I am excited to be here and I appreciate everybody being here this afternoon. Our guys are excited about the opportunity to just measure themselves against another team. It's really difficult to do that throughout preseason camp. We spend a lot of time interacting and competing against each other and against the scout team. I thought we had a good scrimmage last week, but it was the scout team and a lot of those guys are freshmen and playing college football for the first time. So, this will really be our first opportunity to do that against an outstanding Duke team.

"Coach (David) Cutcliffe has really done an incredible job with that program. They are very talented and they are very well coached. So, obviously, having played them the last three seasons, this almost feels like we're in a conference with them and it makes it really difficult. With our offense, they play Georgia Tech every year. They have a plan. They do a really good job defending the option. Not only scheming it, but executing it on the field. And then offensively, just the opportunity for them to see how we've attacked them defensively and come up with new schemes each year. They have such a talented quarterback in that (Daniel) Jones kid. I really admire his ability and his decision making and his leadership. Read More

Men's Cross Country Receiving National Votes

Men's Cross Country Receiving National VotesAs the Army West Point men's cross country team prepares to open its season at the University of Maine on Friday, the team finds itself in the national conversation. The defending Patriot League champions will open the year ranked 38th in the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association National Preseason Poll. This marks the first time that Army has received votes in the national poll since 2000. Head Coach Mike Smith welcomes back several key members to the team including firstie Mikey Singer, cows Robbie Santoyo, Roman Ollar and Ben Petrella and yearling Daniel Mazzei. The group will be an important part to the team's success following the graduation of NCAA individual qualifier John Valeri. They will look to build off a successful 2017 campaign that resulted in Patriot League and Star Meet championships as well as a third place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional, the team's best finish since 2001.

Football to Meet LSU in 2023

Football to Meet LSU in 2023The Army West Point football team is heading to Death Valley in 2023 to take on LSU at Tiger Stadium. The 2023 contest against the Tigers will be only the second time the two schools have met on the gridiron. LSU and Army faced off in 1931 in West Point with the Black Knights posting a 20-0 win over the Tigers. The U.S. Military Academy has a tie to the state as current Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is a 1988 graduate of West Point. "I am looking forward to welcoming my fellow Black Knights down to Baton Rouge in 2023," Governor Edwards said. "Both schools have helped shape who I am today, and it will be exciting to see them face off in Tiger Stadium. As for who I'll be rooting for, I can guarantee you I'll be supporting the winning team regardless of the outcome." The Tigers will be the first Southeastern Conference opponent for the Black Knights since they took on Vanderbilt in 2011.

Barnhorst Captures Rookie of the Week Honors

CDT Emmy Barnhorst '22After being named to the Army Invitational All-Tournament Team, Emmy Barnhorst captured Rookie of the Week honors by the Patriot League. Barnhorst was named to the Army Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 2.57 kills per set and hitting .317. As the most aggressive player at the net this past weekend, the plebe middle blocker tabbed 3.29 points per set. She led the Black Knights with 1.36 blocks per sets with three solo blocks and 16 block assists. The Winfield, Ill., native tallied double-digit kills in all three matches included a career-high 15 kills and a .405 hitting percentage against San Francisco.

Army returns home next weekend for the Black Knights Invitational. The Cadets will face Albany on Friday and Southeastern Louisiana and Hofstra on Saturday.

Rosenberger Collects Rookie of the Week Honors

CDT Kalie Rosenberger '22Rookie Kalie Rosenberger of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.

Rosenberger's first weekly honor comes after a two-goal performance against Binghamton that led the Black Knights to a 2-1 victory. After trailing 1-0, the St. Louis, Mo., native netted goals in the 53rd and 75th minutes to complete the comeback. She produced Army's first multi-goal effort since Sept. 18, 2016 when Samantha Sullenger scored twice against Fairleigh Dickinson. Additionally, she is the only plebe in the last eight years to record two or more goals in a single game.

The Black Knights return to action this weekend as they head to Northern Arizona for a Friday contest at 10 a.m. ET. They will conclude the road trip with a neutral site contest in Flagstaff, Ariz., against CSU Northridge on Sunday which is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET.

Game Notes: Football Opens Season at Duke

Game Notes: Football Opens Season at DukeThe Black Knights travel to North Carolina to take on Duke under the lights on Friday night to open the 2018 season. The contest will air live on ESPNU; the game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

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The Opening Kickoff
Army looks to win its fourth season opener under head coach Jeff Monken, who enters his fifth season at the helm of the Black Knights. The Black Knights are coming off a 10-win season for only the second time in program history and captured the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996. Army won its second straight bowl game with a thrilling 42-35 victory over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl. Army is 97-28-3 in season openers as a program and Monken is 1-0 when the first game is away from Michie Stadium in his career as the Black Knights' head coach. The last season opener on the road was a 28-13 victory over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in 2016. The Black Knights were the NCAA FBS rushing leader in 2017 with an average of 362.3 yards per game, but Army is replacing four of five starters from the offensive line. With the graduation of quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw, Army is losing its top rusher from a season ago with 1,742, which set the single-season service-academy record. Read More

Rifle Sets Sights on Upcoming Schedule

Rifle Sets Sights on Upcoming ScheduleThe Army West Point rifle team is primed for a challenging schedule with the 2018-19 season just around the corner as the Black Knights face four teams that competed at last year's NCAA Championships. Among the schools highlighting the Black Knights' upcoming schedule are 2018 NCAA champion Kentucky and 2017 NCAA champion West Virginia (runner-up last year), along with Nebraska (placed fifth), all members of the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) that also includes Army and Navy.

Air Force rounds out that NCAA contingent. The Falcons finished fifth at last year's championships and are also the defending All-Academy President's Trophy champion that includes Army (placed second), Navy and Coast Guard. The Black Knights will look to dethrone the Falcons when the teams meet in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 3. West Virginia, Nebraska and Navy highlight Army's eight-match home slate at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The defending GARC regular-season and tournament champion Mountaineers visit West Point during the fall for a triangular match to include Coast Guard on Oct. 27.

Nebraska opens Army's home spring slate Jan. 12 prior to the Black Knights setting their targets on arch-rival Navy less than a month later (Feb. 2). Read More

Ring Weekend for the Class of 2019

Ring Weekend for the Class of 2019In February, the class officers for Class of 2019 visited Herff Jones to see how their class rings are made. After the designers finalized the 3D model for the ring, they created thousands of wax casts of rings from a master mold. Eventually, gold was poured into these molds to create the rough rings, which then go through polishing and finishing before being personalized with the ordered stone. Today these rings will be presented to each member of USMA 2019 ***So Freedom Will Reign*** during the Ring Weekend Ceremony at Trophy Point.

Photo: by Cadet Robert Norwood '20

Club Night at Ike Hall

Club Night at Ike HallCadets at the United States Military Academy recently had the chance to learn about the 139 clubs available for them to join during Club Night at Eisenhower Hall. The clubs include everything from sports and combat training to music, faith and more.

Class of 2020 Oath of Affirmation

Class of 2020 Oath of AffirmationOn August 19, the Class of 2020 Affirmed its Commitment to the Profession of Arms. Cadets took the Oath of Affirmation, binding them to complete their next two years of study and a minimum of five years of active-duty military service thereafter.

LTG(R) James J. Lovelace Jr. '70 spoke to the new cadet sergeants about this significant milestone. USMA 2020 Class President Joshua Phillips presented General Lovelace with a commemorative engraved saber. 34 members of the Class of 1970, the cows' 50-Year Affiliation class, were on hand to present members of the Class of 2020 with a joint class commemorative coin symbolizing their new professional bond, and to be the first to welcome them to the profession of arms.

Prior to the Affirmation Ceremony, the Class of 1970 gathered for a celebratory dinner at WPAOG with USMA 2020 Class officers. Diners and guests enjoyed the lovely fountain and terrace at WPAOG that the Class has gifted to the Long Gray Line. The USMA 1970 motto, "Serve with Integrity" is engraved on the terrace, and the Class posed for photos with USMA 2020 officers around this motto.

The Supt's Convocation at Ike Hall

The Supt's Convocation at Ike HallThe Superintendent's Convocation honored staff, faculty and cadets on their academic, military and physical accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year August 16 at Eisenhower Hall. This year's Convocation speaker was Gunnar Tamm from the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DCME).

Westman’s Late Heroics Guides Women's Soccer Past Iona

Westman’s Late Heroics Guides Women's Soccer Past IonaFirstie midfielder Lauryn Westman's goal in the 87th minute propelled the Army West Point women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Iona on Tuesday afternoon. For the second year in-a-row, the Black Knights defeated the Gaels 1-0 with Westman providing the only score in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Army improved to 2-0-1 on the year, its best start since the 1997 season. The Gaels were handed their first loss of the season and are now 1-1-0.

After Iona controlled play for much of the first half, the Cadets went on the offensive and recorded six of their eight shots in the final 45 minutes. Army led the Gaels in shots (6-3), shots on goal (3-0) and corner kicks (3-1) in the second half. Yearling Erynn Johns tallied a game-high three shots and assisted on Westman's goal, while fellow yearling Sydney Cassalia made one save in her second shutout of the year. Read More

Walsh, Garay Honored by Patriot League

CDTs Morgan Walsh '21 and Trinity Garay '22Yearling Morgan Walsh and rookie Trinity Garay collected weekly honors from the Patriot League for their performances against Wagner and Marshall, the organization announced Monday. Walsh was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week, while Garay earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week recognition. Both players received weekly honors for the first time in their careers.

Walsh netted her first-career goal to open the scoring against Marshall in the 12th minute after getting on the end of a through ball from Garay. The Pelham, N.H., native played in 185 of the team's 200 minutes throughout the first two games, earning the starting nod in both contests. Garay produced a game-high three points with a goal and an assist versus the Thundering Herd, including the game-tying score with 90 seconds remaining. Through the first two games, the rookie has started both matches and is tied for the team-lead in shots on goal with three. Read More

ASP at West Point: Arming our Current Soldiers, Future Leaders

ASP at West Point: Arming our Current Soldiers, Future LeadersU.S. Army ammunition operations at the U.S. Military Academy are unique from those conducted in other locations. This uniqueness is due in large part to the fact that all of the ranges for the cadets are conducted during the summer months each year.

The Ammunition Supply Point at West Point processes the same amount of ammunition in about three months as what most Army divisions process in a year. By the end of the summer training this year, this ASP will have issued more than five million rounds of ammo worth over $10.8 million, ranging from various types of 9mm, 5.56mm and 7.62mm rounds to .50 CAL, AT-4s, grenades, mortars and artillery rounds.

To ensure that West Point cadets are prepared to fight and win our nation’s wars, the ammunition community at West Point must be forward-thinking and anticipate the needs of each unit at West Point. The ASP at West Point conducts combined ammunition operations including the receipt, storage, transportation, accountability, inventory, surveillance, maintenance, security and issue of U.S. conventional ammunition. Read More

Cadet Crisis Negotiation Instructions During WPNP

Cadet Crisis Negotiation Instructions During WPNPNegotiation is an important component for military leaders at all levels. In fact, negotiations are done every day, whether deployed or at home, even within their own organizations. The West Point Negotiation Project was founded in 2009 under the direction of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership in response to feedback from West Point graduates who had taken Negotiation for Leaders (MG390) as cadets and then applied their learning as Army officers.

As part of the WPNP, 32 cadets and two FBI agents took a 40-hour course in crisis negotiation Aug. 6-10. The course was led by FBI Supervisory Special Agents Mike Yansick and Mark Flores from the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit-New York Office. The cadets learned the importance of negotiation in crisis situations, were introduced to a framework for active listening and techniques to calm a situation. The students analyzed real FBI footage of hostage situations and the Boston Marathon bombing and learned to apply the concepts into role-playing scenarios. Read More

Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2022

Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2022The United States Military Academy Corps of Cadets took part in the Acceptance Day Parade this past Saturday on The Plain. The members of Class of 2022 officially joined the Corps of Cadets during the parade! First Captain David Bindon lead the cadet leadership team. Family and friends of the Class of 2022 and the Corp were there to watch. The West Point Cadet Parachute team performed at the parade.

Women's Soccer Forces Tie Versus Marshall

Women's Soccer Forces Tie Versus MarshallThe Army West Point women's soccer team remained undefeated in the 2018 season after earning a 2-2 draw in the home opener against Marshall yesterday at Malek Stadium on Clinton Field. Rookie Trinity Garay provided the heroics for the Black Knights with 1:30 remaining in the second half as she buried her first collegiate goal to tie the game. The Rahway, N.J., native fired a pass from fistie captain Sydney Witham into the twine after she received the ball on a service from yearling Erynn Johns. The Black Knights controlled the pace of play throughout the first 45 minutes, but the Thundering Herd responded with a penalty kick to tie the game in the 53rd minute and potted the go-ahead score in the 76th minute. With six minutes remaining, yearling Sydney Cassalia made the save of the game by leaping up and used her right hand to knock the ball over the crossbar. Read More

Saturday’s Scrimmage Concludes Fall Football Camp

Saturday’s Scrimmage Concludes Fall Football CampThe Army West Point football team finished their preseason camp this past Saturday with a scrimmage at Michie Stadium.

The Black Knights saw multiple offensive and defensive units take on scout teams in game situations.

Fred Cooper and Connor Slomka both found the end zone for the varsity, while Mike Mbony had some key plays for the scout team.

Re-Orgy Week at USMA

Re-Orgy Week at USMAIt's Reorganization Week at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The transition week between the end of summer training and the academic year, it's when cadets receive staple items such as books, computers and printers that are necessary for the first day of class this coming Monday, this academic year or all four years at West Point.

Football Edges Closer to Game Day

Football Edges Closer to Game DayThe Army West Point football team had beautiful weather here yesterday afternoon for another fall camp practice.

Andy Davidson and Max Regan took some time after the workout to discuss camp and Army's preparations for its season opener at Duke on Aug. 31.

The Cadets have off on today for media day but will resume practice on Friday 8/17 at 3:55pm.

The Black Knights will be hosting their final scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday 8/18 at 12:15pm at Michie Stadium.

McGraw Named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

CDT Zac McGraw 2'0 Zac McGraw of the Army West Point men's soccer team was named to the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List as announced by United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club on Thursday. The MAC Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. This year's winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Fifteen semifinalists will be named for both the men's and women's MAC Hermann Trophy near the end of the college season based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches and from those candidates, three finalists will ultimately be placed on the ballot for the coveted award. "Zac is one of the top-10 defenders in the college game," head coach Russell Payne said. "He will have a great opportunity to lead this team forward this fall." The two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year was selected as one of 31 Division I men's soccer student-athletes to join the exclusive watch list. He joins former Black Knights' standout Winston Boldt '15, who received the honor in 2014. Read More

Two Cadets Receive Preseason All-League Honors

CDTs Zac McGraw '20 and Keenan OShea '21The Army West Point men's soccer team picked up a trio of preseason Patriot League awards and was selected to finish fifth in the preseason poll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. For the second consecutive year, Army found itself in the fifth spot in the preseason poll with 89 points. Loyola, the defending regular season champion, was chosen as the league favorite and received 162 points with 18 first-place votes. Boston University was picked to finish second right behind the Greyhounds with 129 points while earning the remaining two first-place votes. Colgate and Lehigh each collected 124 points and tied for third. The Black Knights were followed by Bucknell (88) Holy Cross (71), American (55), Navy (30) and Lafayette (28).

Two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, Zac McGraw, defended his title as the preseason defensive player of the year for the second-straight year. He has served as a key cog on the back line for the Cadets in his first two seasons. He led an Army defense that finished atop the league in fewest goals allowed (14), while limiting the opponents to the fewest amount of shots (132). The Torrance, Calif., native also helped the Black Knights post a league-best eight shutouts a season ago.

Keenan O'Shea, who locked up All-Patriot League Third Team honors after a solid sophomore campaign, is receiving preseason all-league recognition for the first time in his career. He netted five goals as one of the team's top scoring threats. The Chesterfield, Va., native also handed out four helpers and compiled 14 points on the year. Read More

Faculty Attend the Future is Urban Meeting

The future is urban, are we ready for it? The Army Vision states that in the coming years we must "focus training on high-intensity conflict, with emphasis on operating in dense urban terrain..." LTC Mindy Kimball and LTC Brian Novoselich attended a meeting of the Subterranean and Dense Urban Environment (SbT/DUE) Materiel Developer Community of Practice (CoP), chaired by U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). The mission of the CoP on SbT/DUE is to inform and provide Army leadership, stakeholders, and customers with relevant, coordinated, and synchronized information, assessments, and recommendations regarding SbT/DUE capabilities. West Point has been engaged in the SbT/DUE CoP since 2016, and the community involves over 20 different organizations from Defense research labs to Joint organizations and Army Centers of Excellence. West Point's involvement so far has been truly interdisciplinary, comprised of faculty and cadets from Geography, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Math, and the Modern War Institute. Look for the Army Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy to be formally published this fall, titled "US Army Dense Urban and Subterranean Environment Capabilities Strategy, 2019-2034."

LTC Wright & LTC Oxendine Present at IEEE IGARSS

LTC Wright & LTC Oxendine Present at IEEE IGARSSLTC Wright and LTC Oxendine presented their paper “Classifying Terrestrial Based Forest Photography with Geographic Information Systems to Model Signal Loss” at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in Valencia, Spain. Their paper addressed the challenges of using GPS receivers in forest environments, where GPS L-band signals are attenuated by vegetation. It is problematic to predict the quality of signal reception in forested areas. To predict GPS signal attenuation, they developed a quantitative measure of the local forest structure and density. Terrestrial based hemispherical sky-oriented photographs were used to rapidly and remotely sample the structure and density of forest canopy. This study determined the attenuation of GPS signals in forests, by correlating changes in the signal-to-noise ratio of the received GPS signals under different canopies, using the observed canopy closure at the directed location of individual GPS satellite vehicles derived from terrestrial photography. Their results verified that the loss of signal is strongly correlated with the local structure and density of the forest and demonstrate how the calculated canopy closure can be used to better predict the attenuation of the GPS signals. The results also pertain to satellite communications, cellular signals, and the estimation of biomass from L-band radar.

Cadet AIAD to Belgium, Germany & Estonia

Cadet AIAD to Belgium, Germany & EstoniaDr. Scott Silverstone and Cadets Joseph Asemah, Donia Nichols, Natalie Hales and John Rogacki have returned from a three-week Grand Strategy Program Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) in Belgium, Germany, and Estonia where they studied the strategic history of NATO and the contemporary challenges faced by the alliance. They spent the second week in Berlin focusing on nuclear deterrence and intra-alliance politics during the Cold War, and the third week in Tallinn, Estonia studying cyber warfare, hybrid warfare, and conventional deterrence in the 21st century. In addition to visiting key historical and educational sites during their travels, the cadets worked through a full course syllabus with daily seminars, earning course credit for Field Studies in Grand Strategy.

Bravo Company New Cadets Having a Gas

Bravo Company New Cadets Having a Gas New cadets from Bravo Company practice Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Training (CBRN) training by donning their protective masks in their crucible training at Camp Buckner.

Dr. Allen 10th out of 288 at Ironman 70.3

Dr. Ken Allen '93, Associate Professor with the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering competed in Ironman 70.3 Ohio recently. He finished 10th out of the 288 athletes in his division, and 102 out of 1,957 total finishers with a time of 4 hours and 49 minutes. He had the second-fastest bike split in the division, completing the 56-mile bike leg with an average speed of over 24 MPH, and finished the half-marathon in 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Malaysian AIAD with NDUM

Malaysian AIAD with NDUMCadets Peter Elmlinger '19, Silas Martinez '19, Joy Orr '20 and LTC Jordon Swain (BS&L) travelled to Malaysia for an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) with the National Military University of Malaysia (NDUM). The AIAD included a visit with US embassy personnel in Kuala Lumpur, survival training in the Malaysian jungle school, and a visit to the U.N. Peace Keeping Center. The West Point Cadets interacted with their Malaysian counterparts in all three branches of service, provided a briefing on the West Point Leader Development System (WPLDS), and even taught blocks of instruction on combatives and survival swimming. The schedule also allowed for experiences in downtown Kuala Lumpur and an excursion to the UNESCO world heritage site in Melaka where cadets learned about the history of the region. The AIAD not only improved cadets' cross-cultural competence but gave them insights into the nature of non-combat missions military leaders face in today's Army. Senior NDUM personnel requested information on PL300: Military Leadership. As they continue to improve their leader development practices at NDUM and expressed their excitement about further involvement in the annual West Point McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character (MCLC). Future AIADs to NDUM will be synched with USAFA and USNA in an attempt to improve the experience even more.

D‐CME Hosts Teaching Workshop

D‐CME Hosts Teaching WorkshopThe Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop recently. The ExCEEd Teaching Workshop is an annual one-week workshop that provides 24 engineering educators from across the Nation with an opportunity to improve their teaching. The workshop is a major component of ASCE’s ongoing faculty development initiative, called Project ExCEEd, and has been annually held at West Point since 1999. This week-long intensive workshop includes seminars on the theory and application of teaching/learning, demonstration classes from exemplary teachers, and multiple opportunities for participants to practice what they are learning. Participants also have the opportunity to see portions of West Point and learn a little about the Academy's mission to educate, train, and inspire. The workshop has been highly successful, as measured by positive feedback from its over 1,000 graduates, assessments by ASCE observers, and very favorable coverage in professional publications. During this year’s workshop, LTC Aaron Hill served as the Workshop Coordinator and COL Brad Wambeke served as a Mentor.

CDT Henry '20 Awarded an ARCOM

CDT Henry '20 Awarded an ARCOMCDT Joseph Henry '20, Engineering Management major, Company I1, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) by Brigadier General Sloane, Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (STRI), for his response to a gunshot victim. CDT Henry is on Temporary Duty (TDY) on a Systems Engineering Department Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) in Orlando, FL at PEO STRI, at the Medical Simulation Training Center and was a first responder to a shooting that took place just off campus as he and a civilian co-worker returned from lunch. CDT Henry responded with the other PEO STRI employee to help revive the shooting victim until EMT and Police responded. Cadet Joseph Henry responded without hesitation or concern for his own well-being in an attempt to stop the bleeding. Cadet Henry performed exceptionally well in a very stressful situation while attempting to save the individual's life.

USMA No. 1 Most Accessible Professors in Princeton Review

USMA No. 1 Most Accessible Professors in Princeton ReviewThe United States Military Academy at West Point has been named No. 1 Most Accessible Professors in this year's edition of The Best 384 Colleges by The Princeton Review. The Academy is one of 46 New York institutions that made the Best Colleges list. In fact, the Academy is on many rankings lists resulting from the survey that asked 138,000 students from across the country to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report their experiences.

Top USMA rankings include:
Most Accessible Professors #1
Best Classroom Experience #2
Best College Library #3
Best Health Services #3
Best Science Lab Facilities #6
Lots of Race/ Class Interaction #3
Everyone Plays Intramural Sports #8
Students Most Engaged in Community Service #8

Cadets say their professors are “amazing,” and “very accessible and devoted” and praise USMA for “helping them succeed not only in the classroom, but also outside in our daily lives as people and as leaders.”

Football Closes Out Week 1 of Fall Camp

Football Closes Out Week 1 of Fall Camp The Army West Point football team wrapped up its first week of fall camp on this past Sunday afternoon under sunny skies at West Point.

The Black Knights did multiple team and individual drills as well as its traditional fourth-quarter drill at Howze and Goldstein Fields.

Click here to watch the practice report.

Faculty Recruiting Trip to Ft. Benning & Atlanta

Faculty Recruiting Trip to Ft. Benning & AtlantaCOL Archie Bates, MAJs John Borland and Jacob Absalon, spent time recruiting students, Officers, and NCOs to join the West Point community. As the department personnel team, they had the opportunity to meet with junior captains, drill sergeants, JROTC instructors, & alumni in the Fort Benning & Atlanta, GA area. It was a productive and rewarding trip.

Football is Back in Action After Day 1 of Fall Camp

Football is Back in Action After Day 1 of Fall Camp The Army West Point football team began its fall camp yesterday afternoon at West Point.

The Black Knights took their skills back out to the turf on Howze Field and Goldstein Field for their first official day of practice. Due to a brief pop-up thunderstorm, the Cadets shifted their practice to their indoor facility before wrapping things up back outside.

Army is out on the practice field again today at 3:30 p.m.

The Parachute Team is Back Home

The Parachute Team is Back HomeThe West Point Parachute team is back in the Hudson Valley. After a long (and hot) summer full of rigorous military training around the world, the teammates have made their way back to the West Point area for summer jump training. On July 31, every Class of 2021 team member made their fifth skydives on their way to graduating to coach level jumps (the firsties are coach rated jumpers). The rest of the team worked hard on honing in their accuracy skills under canopy.

McCarty, Polhamus Honored by IWLCA

McCarty, Polhamus Honored by IWLCAFirstie Kristen McCarty and cow Nikki Polhamus of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team were both named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll. In total, the IWLCA honored 462 student-athletes from 105 different institutions. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.

McCarty collected her second academic honor from the IWLCA, being named to the team in 2017. She has also been named to the Patriot League's Academic Honor Roll in each of the past three seasons and earned a spot on the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Academic Honor Roll this year. The Allentown, Pa., native graduated in May with a 3.708 GPA and a degree in Environmental Engineering. McCarty is a member of the Medical Service branch and posted to Fort Rucker, Ala., for Medevac training. Read More

CDT Sutherland Graduates Sapper

CDT Sutherland Graduates SapperEcon major CDT Patrick Sutherland graduated from the US Army’s Sapper Leader Course on Friday July 27. Pat completed 28 days of training on a myriad of combat engineer tasks to include conventional and expedient demolitions, waterborne operations, air operations, mountaineering, and breaching. The course culminates in an intense 12-day field training exercise focused on small unit operations and all aspects of mobility, counter-mobility, and survivability. Pictured with Pat are his fellow graduates and his Political Thought instructor, Major John Chambers, a former commander of the Sapper Leader Course.

Photo: Pat and his Political Thought instructor, Major John Chambers, a former commander of the Sapper Leader Course

Fall Camp Starts for Army Football

Fall Camp Starts for Army FootballThe Army West Point football team kicks off its fall camp tomorrow with the first of 14 practices scheduled as head coach Jeff Monken begins his fifth year at the helm.

Tickets are still available for all home games at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights start their home season by hosting Liberty and Hawaii in back-to-back weekends on Sept. 8 and 15, respectively.

Army then welcomes Miami (OH) on Oct. 20, before wrapping up its home slate with three-straight games against Air Force (Nov. 3), Lafayette (Nov. 10) and Colgate (Nov. 17). Army fans interested in purchasing tickets can do so by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY or online by clicking here.

The below dates and times are subject to change. To get behind the scenes coverage, follow football on Twitter at @ArmyWP_Football and for up-to-date information and videos throughout camp visit GoArmyWestPoint.com.

2018 Army West Point Preseason Camp Schedule
Thurs, Aug 2 - 3:30 pm | Fri, Aug 3 - 3:30 pm | Sat, Aug 4 - 3:30 pm (Closed Practice to Media) | Sun, Aug 5 - 3:55 pm | Mon, Aug 6 - 2:40 pm | Wed, Aug 8 - 3:00 pm | Thurs, Aug 9 - 3:00 pm | Fri, Aug 10 - 3:00 pm | Sat, Aug 11 - 3:00 pm | Mon, Aug 13 - 3:00 pm | Tues, Aug 14 - 3:00 pm | Wed, Aug 15 - 3:00 pm | Fri, Aug 17 - 3:55 pm | Sat, Aug 18 - 12:15 pm

Come Enjoy the Benny Havens Band at Trophy Point

 Come Enjoy the Benny Havens Band at Trophy Point Carefree summer fun coming your way! This Saturday, dance the night away with The Benny Havens Band at Trophy Point to the best of pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, country - you name it!

Click here for more info: Benny Havens Band: Dancing Under the Stars

Or watch live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-R7uOHupBLQ


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