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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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  • 03/20/18--08:22: Model UN Debate at UCBMUN
  • Model UN Debate at UCBMUNTen cadets from the West Point Model United Nations Team traveled to San Francisco, CA to participate in the University of California, Berkeley Model United Nations conference (UCBMUN), with top-tier universities. With a star match against the United States Air Force Academy on the line, the West Point team found great success, with multiple individual awards leading, the Secretary-General's award for the Outstanding Small Delegation, and, of course, a Beat Air Force star. This conference, in its 22nd year, has won acclaim on the Model UN circuit as the most important MUN conference on the west coast. This was a fantastic opportunity to represent West Point to a group of students and future civilian leaders.

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


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


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


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


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


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  • 03/22/18--08:50: Army Kicks Off Spring Ball
  • Army Kicks Off Spring BallOn a chilly afternoon, the Army West Point Football Team began its spring practices on Goldstein and Howze Fields. The Black Knights have three more practices to follow this week. The Spring Game is set for April 13 with a time to be determined.


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