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- 04/11/18--09:20: _Golf Finishes Woffo...
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- 04/11/18--09:42: _USMA Takes 2nd at C...
- 04/11/18--09:43: _Scott Tabbed as AWP...
- 04/11/18--09:46: _DEP Hosts Cadet Wor...
- 04/11/18--09:48: _Davis Earns Patriot...
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- 04/11/18--10:14: _Hudson Valley Baseb...
- 04/11/18--10:17: _Cadets Create 3D Te...
- 04/11/18--10:19: _Baseball Makes It S...
- 04/11/18--10:25: _The Fight is On
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- 04/11/18--10:32: _Cyber Policy Team W...
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- 04/12/18--06:44: _Cadets Visit the ST...
- 04/12/18--06:46: _Dr. Milton Publishe...
- 04/12/18--06:50: _Judo Collegiate Nat...
- 04/12/18--06:53: _Senior Nuclear Stra...
- 04/11/18--09:20: Golf Finishes Wofford Invite In Fourth Place
- 04/11/18--09:26: Cadets Join Yale on 10-Day Israeli Trip
- 04/11/18--09:29: Snow Sports Cadets Earn Instructor Certifications
- 04/11/18--09:40: CDT Lloyd '19 Attends US-PLA Forum
- 04/11/18--09:42: USMA Takes 2nd at Combat Shooting Championship
- 04/11/18--09:43: Scott Tabbed as AWPAA Athlete of the Week
- 04/11/18--09:46: DEP Hosts Cadet Works in Progress
- 04/11/18--09:48: Davis Earns Patriot League Honors
- 04/11/18--09:56: Cadets Visit FBI's Critical Incident Response Group
- 04/11/18--10:14: Hudson Valley Baseball Classic Date Announced
- 04/11/18--10:17: Cadets Create 3D Terrain Captured with Drones
- 04/11/18--10:19: Baseball Makes It Six Straight With DH Sweep
- 04/11/18--10:25: The Fight is On
- 04/11/18--10:25: Minuteman National Historical Park Capstone Visit
- 04/11/18--10:32: Cyber Policy Team Wins Again!
- 04/12/18--06:16: Athletic Director's Update
- 04/12/18--06:44: Cadets Visit the STERIS IsoMedix Facility
- 04/12/18--06:46: Dr. Milton Published in SAGE Academic Journal
- 04/12/18--06:50: Judo Collegiate National Championships
- 04/12/18--06:53: Senior Nuclear Strategist Visits Cadets
The Army West Point golf team placed fourth at the Wofford Invitational here Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights carded scores of 282-283-301—866 (+2) to close out the two-day tournament. ETSU jumped from third place on Day 1 to first place after posting a field-low 276 during the final round. The Bucs posted scores of 288-279-276—843 to shoot an impressive 21-under par and take home the title. Host Wofford and Austin Peay State finished just ahead of Army in second and third, respectively. Wofford notched marks of 286-276-294—856 (-8), while Austin Peay State recorded scores of 286-284-288—858 (-6). Dean Sakata finished as Army's best golfer and placed tied for third after carding 66-66-77—209 (-7) during the tournament. Nick Turner followed closely with scores of 72-68-71—211 (-5) for the fifth spot. Justin Williamson ended his final round tied for 24th. Overall the sophomore finished 4-over par with marks of 71-72-77—220. Read More
Ten cadets and three faculty advisors from West Point joined twenty-seven undergraduates from Yale University on a ten-day trip to gain insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region by connecting high level strategic dialogue with realities on the ground. In addition to a better understanding of the region, students and cadets fostered a civil-military relationship. During the trip, the cadets heard voices on both sides of the conflict, including academics, pollsters, and every-day citizens. The students visited religious and cultural sites, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Masada. They met with members of the IDF, including (Res) Br. General Benzi Gruber, who discussed the importance of the IDF Ethics Code and MAJ Ben Walhaus, a member of the IDF Legal Department. The students visited the Knesset where they met with MK Michael Oren. Finally, the students met with the former American Ambassador Dan Shapiro and current American Ambassador David Friedman, who offered differing perspectives on the conflict and America's role in the region. After witnessing realities and complexities on the ground, students left Israel grappling with questions regarding the conflict as well as narratives and identities.
For the first time in the history of the snow sports club there are cadets with professional ski and snowboard instructor certifications through PSIA and AASI. The four cadets from the class of 2019, Jafr Kazmi, Chapman Johnson, John Colliton, and Birgitta Anderson (CIC), were well prepared and motivated to improve the club after the training.
Cadet Tasi Lloyd '19, had the opportunity to attend a US-PLA (Chinese People's Liberation Army) forum while on semester abroad at Tsinghua University. The forum seeks to generate dialogue and increase understanding between the US Military and the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
The Army West Point Combat Weapons Team participated in the annual Military College Combat Shooting Championship at the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. This competition was the team's culminating event, and was a chance to validate the skills that they have been honing all year through competition with the other academies and senior military colleges. Eighteen Cadets, along with the Team Coaches, OIC, and NCOIC represented the Combat Weapons Team at the event. The team placed second overall, with cadets Ben Gerlinger, Jack Worthington, Jordan Bailey, Luke Beaulieu, and Bobby Sobeski placing in the top 10 individual shooters.
Yearling midfielder Rilee Scott of the Army West Point women's lacrosse team garnered athlete of the week recognition from the Army West Point Athletic Association for her efforts in the team's thrilling 12-11 victory over Lafayette on Saturday. Scott recorded the second hat trick of her career, both of which have come this season. The Berwyn, Pa., native was part of the team's fourth trio to post hat tricks in the same game as Samantha Stewart and Megan Raftery both scored three goals. Two of Scott's three tallies came during the team's 6-0 second half run that gave Army its first lead of the afternoon. She added game highs in ground balls (four) and caused turnovers (three). On the season, Scott has posted personal bests in goals (14), assists (four), points (18), shooting percentage (48.3 percent) and caused turnovers (nine). Read More
The Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted its final Works in Progress (WiP) Colloquium speaker series event. This final event of the academic year was perhaps the most important one, as it featured eight department majors presenting their Senior Thesis projects. Each cadet was given the opportunity to discuss his or her project and the main arc of the argument, a productive and interesting general question and answer period followed. Most encouraging were the individual conversations between cadets and faculty members that emerged after the formal portion of the event concluded. Each thesis writer engaged in a substantive discussion with someone other than his or her thesis advisor, surely helping to enrich all cadets' theses.
Tyler Davis of the Army West Point men's track and field team was named the Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. The firstie from Cleveland, Tenn., was awarded the honor after his outstanding performances at the Army-Navy Star Meet in the 100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and the long jump. At this meet, Davis won the 100-meter dash in 10.51 seconds, which is the second fastest time for this event at Army. He was part of the winning 4x100-meter (40.18 seconds) and 4x400-meter (3:17.89) relays, and placed-second in the long jump with a leap of 6.91-meters. In the Patriot League, he currently has the second-best 100-meter dash time, ranks fourth in the long jump, and his 4-x100-meter team has the top-time in the League along with the 46th best in NCAA Division I.
Eleven Cadet Fellows from the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) West Point Negotiation Project visited the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) subordinate units, the Crisis Negotiation Unit and the Hostage Rescue Team at their campus within the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. The cadets (nine of whom are qualified as FBI crisis negotiators, having previously taken the course) refreshed their crisis negotiation skills and partook in case study analyses on the Maersk Alabama hijacking (2009) and the Malheur/Oregon Standoff (2016) negotiations. Cadets also enjoyed a familiarization with the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. The West Point Negotiation Project is a USMA faculty effort to improve the ability of military leaders to negotiate and is an activity within BS&L's West Point Leadership Center.
Photo: WPNP Cadet Fellows pose in “Hogan's Alley,” the FBI's urban area training center at the FBI Academy. In particular, the building behind cadets portrays the Biograph Theater in Chicago, IL, where the FBI shot and captured notorious bank robber John Dillinger in 1934
Army West Point, Marist, and the Hudson Valley Renegades have announced details for the 13th annual Z93.3 Hudson Valley Baseball Classic. The contest between the Red Foxes and Black Knights is set to take place Wednesday, April 25 at the Renegades' home ballpark, Dutchess Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. and admission is free of charge, however, a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available HERE. "We're excited to be back for the 13th-straight edition of the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic," Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. "It's a great tradition that allows our cadet-athletes the chance to interact with the local community, while entertaining them under the lights at Dutchess Stadium. I'd like to thank the Hudson Valley Renegades, Marist, and our athletic department staff for working together to make this a successful event." Prior to the start of the game, there will be a free baseball clinic held for boys and girls ages kindergarten through eighth grade beginning at 4:50 p.m. and running until 5:35 p.m. The on-field clinic will be conducted by players and coaches from both Army and Marist. Read More
Cadet Jake Marchillo '18 and Captain W. Gabe Powell of the Geospatial Information Science Program recently produced and submitted a virtual poster presentation to the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Online Poster Showcase, an online forum of the AGU to facilitate the student presentation of research. CDT Marchillo presented his capstone research, titled, "Generation of 3D Models to Augment Learning and Geophysical Conceptualization." He used over 10,000 photos captured by a consumer grade drone to create a digital 3D terrain model of Pointe du Hoc, France. A video of his presentation can be accessed via YouTube at: https://youtu.be/xdoY-VSCKXk. It was filmed in the newly commissioned Geospatial Visualization Laboratory adjacent to the Geographic Sciences Learning Laboratory in Washington Hall. The video showcases the two latest editions to the vislab, ARES (Augmented Reality Sandtable) and GeoVIEW 3D (Geospatial Virtually Immersive Evaluation Workstation).
The Army West Point baseball team battled back for two come-from-behind victories over Manhattan here Tuesday. With the 2-1 and 3-2 midweek seven-inning doubleheader sweep, Army improves to 18-14 overall and are the winners of six-straight games. In the opener, Manhattan broke a pitchers' duel in the fifth inning when it drilled a shot over the left field fence for the 1-0 edge. The Black Knights answered in the following inning though with two runs on three hits. Jon Rosoff started the rally by registering a one-out triple to right center that brought home Drake Titus from second. Titus reached base during the previous at bat thanks to a walk before advancing to second on a wild pitch. John McKenna then notched what ended up being the game-winning run batted in when he singled up the middle during the ensuing play to score Rosoff. Read More
"I am not afraid."
This is what Army West Point assistant football coach Tucker Waugh had to say after making it public that he has Parkinson's disease earlier this month. "I consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world," Waugh said. "I am releasing this information solely because my symptoms are becoming more noticeable and have resulted in inquiries regarding my health." The slotbacks coach and recruiting coordinator is attacking it head on, though, and not letting it affect him as a coach, mentor, father or husband. Embarking on his 17th year on the coaching staff at West Point, Waugh is revealing the battle he has been undertaking off the field for a few years now. To read more on Waugh's announcement of his diagnosis, Click Here.
Cadets from the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leaderships’ (BS&L) Management program traveled to Concord, MA for a site visit in support of their capstone project. The cadets are working with the National Park Service and Minuteman National Historical Park to evaluate the business components of park operations, address budget shortfalls, and explore revenue-generation options. While in Concord cadets conducted local market research, observed reenactment event planning and rehearsal, received an insider's park tour, and met with a variety of stakeholders including the park superintendent, president of the park's Friends Group, and regional representatives of the National Park Service. The project is ongoing, and will culminate with cadet presentations detailing their analysis and recommendations.
They won again! The West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Cyber Policy Team triumphed in the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. They bested teams from ten nations, including masters level programs. These future leaders will enable U.S. Army to integrate cyber into all operations.
The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PaNE) took sixty-one cadets to the STERIS IsoMedix Facility in Chester, NY to learn about the radiation applications involved in sterilizing everyday products. Cobalt-60 was received by the facility from Canada because of neutron activation and then observed to be loaded into the irradiation bay. Cadets also learned of the political and physical security concerns surrounding the handling of this type of material.
Photo: Cadets overlook the pool of water that shields against the radioactive Co-60 “pencil stick” sources
The Combating Terrorism Center’s Director of Research, Dr. Daniel Milton was recently published in the scholarly journal Conflict Management and Peace Science. His article, entitled “Fatal Attraction: Explaining Variation in the Attractiveness of Islamic State Propaganda,” examines a dataset of 1,700 Islamic State photo essays to determine why some of the group’s products receive more viewership than others.
The Judo team attended a competition clinic put on by USA Judo with World and Olympic champion Tong Wen (China). Team championships: 1st Place - Men's Elite; 3rd Place - Women's Elite; 1st Place - Men's Novice; 1st Place - Women's Novice.
Elite Division Individual Champions/Runners-up and All-Americans: 1st Place/All-American, Women's 57kg: Monica Schmelzenbach; 1st Place/All-American, Men's 100kg: Sheldon Dillman; 1st Place/All-American, Men's +100kg: Jaryn Villegas; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 60kg: Ariunbold Munkhtur; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 81kg: Ylli Dalladaku; 2nd Place/All-American, Men's 90kg: Samir Streatfield.
There is only one first-class cadet in the above bunch, so the team is looking forward to repeat success next year while hosting Nationals. It was truly a team effort, each cadet's victories chipped away at their opponents in the team competition across all divisions. Additional results are:
Men's Elite 73kg 4th Place: Matt Kopra; Men's Elite 90kg 3rd Place: Hunter Wallace; Men's Novice 66kg Champion: Brad Wanovich; Men's Novice 73kg Champion: Sam Gordner; Women's Novice 57kg 2nd Place: Hannah Buechner; Women's Novice 63kg Champion: Cassie Reed; Women's Novice 63kg 2nd Place: Hailey Kozma; Men's Novice 90 kg Champion: Hunter Wallace; Women's Novice +78kg 2nd Place: Olivia Harvey; Women's Novice 52kg 2nd Place: Chelsea Grogan.
Mr. Bruce Brandes, the Army’s Senior Nuclear Strategist and Chief of Nuclear Plans and Operations Division, spoke to both nuclear engineering faculty and cadets about the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and implications on future nuclear forces. Mr. Brandes highlighted current external threats to U.S. vital interests and defense strategy and explained the future posturing of U.S. nuclear forces to combat those external threats. Afterwards, Mr. Brandes had lunch with cadets associated with the USMA American Nuclear Society "Beta Chapter" which provided cadets an opportunity to engage in conversation about the current operating environment on the Korean peninsula and renewed Army emphasis on training.