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- 05/09/18--07:37: _Cadet UPS and Steve...
- 05/09/18--07:38: _Baseball Wraps Up R...
- 05/09/18--07:41: _JSA Mass Atrocity P...
- 05/09/18--07:51: _Judge George Daniel...
- 05/09/18--07:53: _McMullen Named AWPA...
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- 05/08/18--08:27: Bass Fishing at the Northern Regional Qualifier
- 05/08/18--08:48: NACE USDASC Corrosion Challenge Capstone
- 05/08/18--08:52: Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics Flight Laboratories
- 05/08/18--09:01: Cadets Take 1st at MIT SDC
- 05/09/18--07:20: Cadets Participate in Simulcast of Secret Church
- 05/09/18--07:22: LTC Gibson Presents at Cornell University
- 05/09/18--07:29: Theatre Arts Guild Endurance Theatre
- 05/09/18--07:31: Six Cadets Garner All-League Accolades
- 05/09/18--07:37: Cadet UPS and Stevens Institute Site Visit
- 05/09/18--07:38: Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season With 11-4 Win
- 05/09/18--07:41: JSA Mass Atrocity Prevention Symposium
- 05/09/18--07:51: Judge George Daniels Visits with Cadets
- 05/09/18--07:53: McMullen Named AWPAA Athlete of the Week
- 05/09/18--08:00: Cadets Visit U.S. Army Corps ERDC
- 05/09/18--08:07: Corpus Christi Aviation Depot Capstone Presentation
- 05/10/18--11:16: Fourth Annual John Calabro Night of the Arts
- 05/10/18--11:21: CPT Kristen Johnson Leads Class in Bard Prison Initiative
- 05/10/18--11:25: Academic Flight Program Coordination Meeting
- 05/10/18--11:31: Mooradian Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- 05/10/18--11:37: MAJ Drohan & Prof. Watson Published in J. Mil. Hist
The Bass Fishing Club entered three boats in the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College Fishing Northern Regional Qualifier on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. The top team of Parker Meytrott '18 and Rocco Caywood '19 hauled in five nice largemouth bass to finish in 14th place out of 110 boats. Their 13 pounds-2 ounces narrowly missed a Top 10 finish and an automatic berth to the National Championships by less than a half of a pound.
The USMA Corrosion Challenge Capstone team competed and placed 3rd in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) University Student Design and Applied Solutions Competition (USDASC) in Phoenix, AZ. The competition included USNA, USAFA and five other universities. The cadets were tasked with designing a system that inspects, identifies, quantifies, and reports the presence of water, surface corrosion, and type of coating degradation in a complex environment with precision and accuracy. After writing a report and delivering a presentation about their system design, the cadets used their system inside of a painted steel structure to detect and map the corrosion present in the structure.
The forty-seven cadets enrolled in Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics completed flight laboratories in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering's (CME) C-182 aircraft. Cadets paired up to fly with a CME flight section instructor for in-flight demonstrations of basic aerodynamics and theory. Cadet teams collected data and will compare theory from classroom instruction and basic aerodynamics to real-world data in a follow-on technical report. Cadets enrolled in Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance and Static Stability, and Helicopter Aeronautics receive classroom instruction and participate in flight laboratories, often flown by their own course instructor/professor.
Congratulations to the winners of the 15th Annual MIT Soldier Design Competition (SDC).
The competition was tough, four of the five MIT teams consisted of Master's level students and higher. Cadets proved again they can win in any environment. The cadets brought the SDC Trophy back to West Point by winning first place.
First Place - Under Body Armor
Cadets: Austen Deppe, Jacqueline Orr
Advisors: Dr. Freidenberg, LTC Gash
Second Place - SkySupply
Cadets: Kurt Klinkmueller, Joshua Holt, Andrew Valentine, Anthony Wieck
Advisors: LTC Bluman, Mr. Kopeikin
Fourth Place - Cook-off Indicator
Cadets: Mike Garner, William Ryan and Sawyer Stacey
Advisor: Dr. Arnas, MAJ Greulich
Nine cadets participated in the simulcast of Secret Church, an annual sermon given by David Platt. The cadets watched the simulcast at Mr. Cowan's quarters. Most of the cadets who attended have active leadership roles in BCM and the chapel ministries. They learned Biblical doctrine and experienced what Christians in other countries which do not have religious freedom must endure.
LTC(P) Hise Gibson (Program Director for the Core Engineering Sequence) was an Invited Speaker at Cornell University's Institute for Public Affairs. He was invited by Dr. Derek Cabrera and Dr. Laura Cabrera, thought leaders in the field of systems thinking. He discussed how systems thinking is leveraged in the military and how systems thinking is taught to cadets at West Point.
The cadets started the day by seeing Uegene O'Neill's masterpiece play The Iceman Cometh. The play is nearly four hours long, and is a collection of character studies that highlight the talents of a star-studded cast. They were blown away by the play and the performances, and after the show had a brief encounter with Mr. Clark Middleton who was pleasantly surprised to learn that West Point has a theatre club. Two cadets had the chance to see a different play called Saint Joan. It was a different take on the Joan of Arc story, and the performance got rave reviews from the cadets. After grabbing a quick dinner, the cadets were off to the second play of the evening, Lobby Hero starring Chris Evans, Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley. They particularly enjoyed Lobby Hero for its relevance to principles of leadership and ethics. It was a humorous and thoughtful look at core principles and what choices we make under pressure. After the show, the cadets got to meet with some of the actors.
Six members of the Army West Point softball team received All-Patriot League honors on Tuesday afternoon. The six postseason awards are the most since 2012 and tied for the third most in program history. Carrie Reilly, Courtney Springman and Taylor Drayton were all named to the first team, while Emily Ballesteros, Kristen McPeek and Amelia Trotter earned second-team recognition. Reilly received the starting nod at first base on Feb. 18 and, despite never playing the position previously, excelled greatly. She became one of the top hitters in the Patriot League boasting the fourth-best average (.349). At the dish, she led the team in several categories, including hits (51), doubles (10), triples (3), RBIs (28), slugging percentage (.541) and on-base percentage (.428), while sitting second in runs scored (25) and home runs (4). Over a 51-game span, she notched 14 multi-hit games. In her first season on the Banks of the Hudson, Springman was stellar inside the circle. The plebe appeared in 37 games, while posting a league-best 1.77 ERA in 186 innings pitched with 151 strikeouts. She held the opposition to a league-low .206 average at the plate and tossed 20 complete games en route to picking up 16 wins. Throughout her rookie campaign, she was a two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week and received pitcher of the week honors once. Read More
Sixteen Cadets and three Faculty members from the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) club, traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey to visit a United Parcel Service (UPS) distribution hub. This UPS facility processes approximately one-million packages a day. Cadets learned about the technology required to sort such a high volume of packages and were briefed on the processes and challenges of running such a complex operation. They also learned about new advancements in technology and operations management tools that UPS has dedicated capital expenditures toward such as ORION technology to optimize driver's routes. The cadets toured the facility alongside students from Stevens Institute of Technology and then had lunch together at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus. This was a great opportunity to connect with leaders and students in the engineering management field in the New York City area.
The Army West Point baseball team ended its 2018 regular season on a high note with an 11-4 victory over Albany here Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights will now shift their attention to the postseason, which is set to kick off Saturday. Army will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Patriot League tournament and will host No. 3 Bucknell in a best-of-three series. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday followed by a single game on Sunday, if necessary. First pitch for both days is slated for noon at Doubleday Field. In Tuesday's regular season finale, the Black Knights saw four cadet-athletes register multiple hits, including Jacob Hurtubise's 3-for-4 performance. The yearling finished with one run batted in, two runs scored, one walk and two stolen bases. Josh White, Drake Titus, and John McKenna each chipped in two hits as well to help the Army offense. McKenna brought home three runs, which marked the sixth time this season the yearling reeled in multiple RBI. On the hill, seven Black Knights' saw action with starting pitcher Mike Gagliardi earning his fourth win of the season. The cow pitched the opening two innings (pre-determined), allowing just one hit and three walks. Read More
Two teams from Applied Systems Design attended and presented their work at the annual Joint Service Academy (JSA) Mass Atrocity Prevention Symposium at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The cadets worked as teams throughout the semester long capstone project to apply systems engineering techniques they learned. Cadets Nette Monaus, Jacob Reynolds. Matthew Kelley and Kianna Duncan applied systems thinking to analyze mass atrocities upstream and midstream of occurrence and develop courses of action for each. Ultimately, their project sought to provide decision makers a tangible way to weight the tradeoffs associated with timing of interventions. Cadets Emily Gray, Tyler Cox, Trevor Weech and Aaron Katzman tackled the complex problem of identifying potential early warning signs in economic indicators of an impending atrocity. Their research found statistical significance in a handful of variables that provide a foundation for future work into a robust early warning system that will identify at risk regions with ample time for the international community to choose to act. The presentations were attended by cadets and midshipmen as well as experts in the field of mass atrocity prevention.
United States District Court Judge George Daniels visited with cadets in the Advanced Constitutional Law class. Judge Daniels has been a federal judge at the trial level for eighteen years. Prior to becoming a judge, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, a Manhattan criminal court judge, a Legal Aid attorney, and counsel to the mayor of New York City. Judge Daniels spoke with the cadets about the constitutional right to an impartial jury. He discussed the measures employed by federal district judges to establish and maintain impartiality of the jury in criminal cases. He described the processes known as voir dire, where prospective jurors are questioned to determine whether they can be fair and impartial during deliberations, and peremptory challenges, where the prosecution and defense can remove prospective jurors without having to explain their reasons for doing so.
Yearling Calli McMullen of the Army West Point women's track and field team has been named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. This honor comes after McMullen's remarkable performance at the Outdoor Patriot League Championships. At this meet, McMullen was named the 2018 Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Meet. She claimed gold in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and as a member of the 4x100-meter relay. The yearling from Haddock, Ga., struck gold in the 100-meter dash for the second year-in-a-row with a time 11.69-seconds. She followed up her win with a victory in the women's 200-meters in 24.13-seconds. McMullen broke the Academy record in the 200m dash and was part of the 4x100m relay team that broke another Academy record with their time of 45.69. McMullen also won the 2017 Patriot League Female Rookie of the Meet title at this meet last year. Read More
Three cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering, traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi to visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). They participated in a site visit and meetings for their capstone project on Engineered Resilient Systems Lifecycle Cost research and methodologies. The cadets presented an update on their research and modeling of uncertainty in lifecycle cost, which was well received. They also participated in discussions with researchers from ERDC, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and Mississippi State University.
Department of Systems Engineering (DSE) cadets - Paulo Almeida, Marisa Reyes, Billingsley Pogue, and Andre Bergman (Team Texas*) presented the results of their Capstone work at the 2018 Virginia Modeling and Simulation Conference (VMASC) in Suffolk, VA. The objective of their Capstone work was to develop a model of the Corpus Christi Aviation Depot (CCAD) plating facility to support production decisions and improve process efficiency. The team's paper submitted for the conference was awarded "Best in Track." Immediately following the conference, the cadets presented the results of their work to the Commander of CCAD, COL Allan Lanceta, and the Industrial Engineering team. The cadet team's modeling and analysis highlighted production bottlenecks and facility capacity limitations along with alternatives to increase efficiency. Based upon the significance of their Capstone work, COL Lanceta took the opportunity to present each of the team members an Army Achievement Medal (AAM). DSE is sending three cadets on an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) to Corpus Christi this summer to collect data and conduct stakeholder analysis for another production line within CCAD which will support a Capstone project in AY19.
The Department of English and Philosophy along with the Cadet Humanities Forum (formerly the Cadet Fine Arts Forum) celebrated cadet creativity at the fourth annual John Calabro Night of the Arts. At the event, department faculty presented awards to cadets for outstanding work across a variety of creative and artistic fields such as photography, music, studio arts, poetry, and prose. In addition to the awards, the evening included musical performances by the West Point Community Big Band under the leadership of SSG Vidal, The Knightingales (cadet acapella group), the Cadet Strings group, and soloist CDT Maddie Crimmins.
CPT Kristen Johnson led eleven cadets in Literature: The Arts of Love and fifteen students enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative in an exhilarating joint seminar. The class discussed the novel Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, exploring in depth the arc of a developing and deteriorating romantic partnership and the way that doors open into new areas of experience. CPT Johnson and the students deliberated over the difference between terms like "migrant," "immigrant," and "refugee" and the ways that these terms inform how we think about the movements of people on the surface of the earth.
The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering's (CME) hosted the first coordination meeting for academic small UAS (sUAS) operations under the new Director of the Academic Flight Program (DAFP) position. The purpose of the meeting was to disseminate sUAS procedures to academic users, discuss upcoming sUAS operations, and review the first airworthiness requests under the recently delegated airworthiness authority. Representatives from EECS, GEnE, CME, and DSE were present for the meeting.
Photo: L-R Mr. Kopeikin (Deputy DAFP), COL Melnyk (DAFP), Mr. Manjunath (EECS), Dr. Driscoll (DSE), Dr. O’Banion (GEnE), LTC(P) Oxendine (GEnE)
Lynne Mooradian of the Army West Point women's track and field team has been named the 2018 Corvias Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition to Mooradian's award, Calli McMullen, Cassie Mundekis, Kenneth Brinson, Ben Petrella, and Jackson Sullivan, all earned Academic All-Patriot League Team honors. Mooradian earns her first Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor and selection to the Patriot League Academic All-League team. The yearling mechanical engineering major carries a 4.230 grade point average (GPA) along with earning Distinguished Cadet Award by the U.S. Military Academy. Mooradian earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2018 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend. She earned First Team All-Patriot League honors as a member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team in 45.69-seconds. She placed second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:01.09) to be named to the second-team all-League team and set a personal best record by finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.03-seconds). During the 2017-18 indoor track & field season, she was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, along with earning second-team all-League honors. Read More
The Journal of Military History (J. Mil. Hist), the flagship journal in the field, published articles by History faculty MAJ Brian Drohan (an Academy Professor select) and Prof. Sam Watson in its April issue. MAJ Drohan published "Unintended Consequences: Baton Rounds, Riots, and Counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland, 1970-1981," and Prof. Watson published "Military Learning and Adaptation Shaped by Social Context: The U.S. Army and Its 'Indian Wars,' 1790-1890 (Prof. Watson's third article in the Journal of Military History since 2011). MAJ Drohan's book, Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire, was published by Cornell University Press in January.