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    Cadets Visit Joint Munitions Command & Ammunition PlantCadet Capstone Team from the Department of Systems Engineering traveled to Rock Island Arsenal, IL to visit the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) Headquarters and Middletown, IA to tour the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) as part of their Senior Capstone project. The cadet team is working to evaluate the Government-Owned, Government-Operated (GOCO) business model for their client, the Joint Munitions Command. Specifically, 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.


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    Volleyball Tops Bucknell in Five Set ComebackTrailing Bucknell 2-1 in the match, the Army West Point volleyball team rallied back to defeat the Bison in the final two sets for the victory. It was Army's third win in five set matches this season and second at home. Allie Strong led the team with 16.5 points and had her third double-double of the season after posting 14 kills and 18 digs. Hannah Presley also notched a double-double on 32 assists and 11 digs. The Black Knights have now played in nine five set matches with six being played at Gillis Field House. Army held an advantage in kills (63-47) over Bucknell today. Strong and Horace had 14 kills apiece, while Barnhorst (12) and Eckford (11) were also in double-digits. Presley finished the day with 32 assists and Lum had 20. Strong posted a team-leading 18 digs as Ana Oglivie (13) and Presley (11) also contributed. Eckford boasted two solo and three assisted blocks to lead the team. Barnhorst finished the day with five block assists and Hartman had four. Read More


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    Visit from Mozambique Military AcademyCOL Jason Musteen hosted a delegation from the Samora Machel Military Academy from Nampula, Mozambique. COL Musteen is working with Samora Machel's leadership through a Department of State program called African Military Education Program (AMEP). Several members of the staff and faculty across West Point participate in AMEP with the goal of helping various African nations as they improve their curriculum and faculty development across their professional military education institutions. During their visit to West Point, the Mozambicans received overviews of all four of West Point's pillars, and they also interacted with Portuguese-speaking cadets. COL Musteen will return to Mozambique several times in the next few years to help implement the new initiatives identified by Mozambique.


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    Women's Swim & Dive Captures Dual Victory over UMassAfter winning eight events, Army West Point women's swimming and diving team defeated UMass, 175-125, for a dual victory on Friday night at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool. The win against the Minutemen was a significant one as head coach Mickey Wender captured the 400th victory of his career. The Black Knights defeated the Minutemen for the sixth time in program history. In the 1000 free, the first individual event of the meet, Monica Sowinski placed first with a time of 10:44.47. Sidney Evans (10:52.23) and Meaghan McGovern (10:58.19) finished right behind. Sowinski also captured the win in the 500 free with a time of 5:11.75. Isabelle Malinowski followed in second after touching the wall at 5:12.66. Brianna Romaine was Army's top finisher in the 200 free after she placed second at 1:57.21. Cecelia Croman (57.12), Bailey Smith (58.56) and Lauren Carag (58.82) took the top-three spots in the 100 back. Croman would go on to win the 200 back (2:05.14) and finish second in the 100 fly (58.33). The 100 breast was highlighted by Kara Wineinger's first-place finish with a time of 1:05.69. In the 200 fly, it was Malinowski topping the competition after touching the wall at 2:08.45. Read More


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    COL Gregory Visits Cadets in Wuhan, ChinaCOL Gregory linked up in Wuhan, China with six Cadets studying in Taiwan and three Cadets studying in Beijing. They held classes and studied local areas of historical and cultural interest.

    Pictured: Cadet Cerbone and her non-USMA classmates rigorously study Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing


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    CDT Trevin Kozlowski '22Fueled by a three goal first period, the Army West Point hockey team powered past Merrimack 3-2 on Saturday night to secure its first win of the season. The Black Knights jumped ahead 3-0 after the first frame, and despite two goals in the third period by the Warriors, Army persevered for the victory. Trevin Kozlowski earned the win in his first collegiate start after making 24 saves. Bilek scored the first goal of his career in the game. He is the only rookie with a point so far this season. Evancho netted his first of the season which marked the 22nd of his career. The cow now has 12 power play goals in an Army sweater. The game-winner came from Soucie which was also on the power play. Soucie now boasts four game-winning goals in his career and five power play scores. MacAfee and Wilkinson are now riding a three-game point streak after their assists tonight. All of the defensive pair's points have come on the power play and lead Atlantic Hockey in the category. Dineen recorded his second-career assist on the night, while Laurito had his eighth. Read More


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    Cadets Attend 5th Annual Philosophy Society ConferenceCadets from the Department of English and Philosophy, as well as Cadets from the West Point Humanist Society, attended the 5th annual Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society conference at Marist College. The Mid-Hudson Philosophy Society is a consortium of five schools, West Point, Marist, Vassar, Bard, and SUNY New Paltz which meet annually for a philosophy conference. Each year, the conference features a keynote speaker and a student speaker from each school. This year, the keynote speaker was Robert Pasnau, from University of Colorado, Boulder, who presented a paper titled "Socratic Guises and Epistemic Biases." Cadet Brett Yelverton presented a paper titled "A Moral Argument for Self-Defense in Cyber," after which, a lively discussion followed. Next year's conference will be hosted at West Point.


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    Ollar Leads Men's Cross Country To Star Meet VictoryThe Army West Point men's cross country team defeated Navy 24-34 on Saturday to claim the star in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA. The Black Knights were led by cow Roman Ollar's first place finish. Oller paced the field with a time of 23:58.98, the fastest time ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. Cow Ben Petrella (fourth/24:49.15) and firstie Mikey Singer (fifth/24:56.14) also posted top-five finishes for the Cadets. Plebe Marshall Beatty (sixth/25:06.03) placed shortly behind his teammates in a strong finish. Army's 10-point victory is their largest margin of victory over Navy since they defeated their rival 21-37 in 1996. The win marked only the seventh victory by the Black Knights in Annapolis since 1960. Navy leads the all-time series over Army 48-31-1 since their first meeting in 1937. Read More


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    Cadets Attend the NAHF Enshrinement CeremonyCadets Max Mueller, Tyler Paget and Mattias Cooper had the opportunity to attend the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) enshrinement ceremony in Washington D.C. Cadets Mueller and Paget are part of the Aviation club sponsored by the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Cadet Cooper is one of the top cadets enrolled in Aeronautical Engineering courses in the department. The NAHF is chartered by Congress to recognize the unique contributions of select individuals to Aviation, preserve their legacy, and inspire the next generation of aviation innovators. This year's enshrinees included test pilots, a former Marine Corps Aviator and Commandant, a former USAF Chief of Staff, and an astronaut on the Apollo 7 mission. Attendees at the event included a Tuskegee Airman, the first branch chief of Army Aviation, one of the first female airline Captains, numerous astronauts, industry CEOs and leaders. The group also received a private tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum the following morning from a volunteer docent and 30-year veteran pilot of the USAF.


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    Army men's rugby continued its hot start to the fall campaign, defeating Rugby East foe Wheeling Jesuit 33-21 on the road to remain undefeated. The Black Knights (6-0, 4-0) saw two first half scores, the first a Jordan Jurosic try and the second a penalty try, to give the Cadets a 14-7 lead at the half. The second half was all Army. Sam Sutera, James Mbony, and Bailey Abercrombie each scored tries. The Black Knights led 33-14 in the 61st minutes and clamped down defensively to secure the road victory. Army begins the season at least 6-0 for the third time since turning varsity. The 2014-15 team began the year 8-0 for the best start. Army returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at home versus Notre Dame College at 5 p.m. Read More


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    Cadets Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center & SmithsonianSeventeen cadets joined CPT Murphy at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Smithsonian Air and Space Museums in Washington D.C. They received a special tour, including seeing the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and many other key technologies for flight in the air and in space.


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    Senior quarterback Keegan West's career day under center led the Army West Point sprint football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Friday night at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 12 games, while the Quakers dropped to 2-2 overall.

    West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career. The West Point, N.Y., native managed to share the wealth as seven different Cadets caught a pass, including four players with at least five receptions. Read More


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    The Army West Point football team scored 52 unanswered points and shut down the San Jose State offense en route to a 52-3 victory at Levi's Stadium. The Black Knights scored 24 points off of four Spartan turnovers and four different players found the end zone in the victory. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. paced the Army running game with 99 yards and three rushing scores. Despite the Spartans getting on the board first with a field goal, the Army defense stepped it up and held San Jose State scoreless the rest of the way. The Black Knights' defense caused a season-high four turnovers while limiting the Spartans to 171 total yards, including only 36 on the ground. Read More


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    "Purple Rain" History Night at the MoviesThe Department of History hosted its first Night at the Movies of the semester by showing the 1984 film, Purple Rain. Cadets and faculty viewed the film as a primary source to gain a better understanding of U.S. society and culture in the 1980s. Major Flores led the discussion on the movie and its historical significance to the period. Through an in-depth historical discussion, viewers were able to connect the film to racial and gender dynamics, American society, and the larger political and economic trends of the decade. Furthermore, viewers compared and contrasted the societal norms portrayed in the film to those of today to gain a better sense of how American society and culture have changed over time.


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    Cadets Hold Spanish Conversation Table EventThe Spanish Club, led by CDT Gabrielle Young, held its first-ever Spanish Conversation Table Event to increase cadets' fluency in the Spanish language. Over 50 cadets from across the Department of Foreign Language's (DFL) Spanish courses practiced their oral language skills while having the opportunity to meet native speakers across the West Point community. The native speakers included DFL Spanish section instructors as well as cadets from Spain and Colombia. The facilitators promoted language proficiency at various levels to include discussing political and social factors in Spain.


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    Game Notes: Football Returns Home to Face Miami (OH)The Black Knights are finally back at Michie Stadium after nearly a month hiatus when they host Miami (OH) on Saturday for a noon kickoff. 

    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: T.V. - CBS Sports Network | Radio -  Army Sports Network | Game Notes -  Army Notes - Live Stats -  GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football

    The Opening Kickoff: Army is coming off a convincing 52-3 victory over San Jose State at Levi's Stadium last Saturday. The Cadets outscored their host 52-0 after allowing the Spartans to score the first points of the game. With that win, Army has now outscored its last two opponents by a combined score of 94-16. 24 of those 52 points last Saturday came in the third period, which was a season high for any quarter this season. The defense also caused a season-best four turnovers in the game with three strip sacks and one fumble recovery. Junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has been leading the Black Knights' offense and rushed for a career high three touchdowns opposite the Spartans, which was the first time a quarterback did so since 2013 when A.J. Schurr had four in a game. Hopkins is tops on the team with 496 yards rushing, including two games with more than 100 yards racked up (Hawai'i and Oklahoma). Following closely behind him is senior captain Darnell Woolfolk, who has posted 363 yards. Read More


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    Authentic Leadership and Core Values DiscussionCadet and faculty members of the Corbin Leadership Forum participated in a Lean-In discussion to explore the topic of Authentic Leadership. Participants discussed core values and how they contribute to Authentic Leadership. Cadets and facilitators shared personal experiences of their own and others’ leadership styles and how core values affect decision-making within leadership. Participants departed the Lean-In with a clearer sense of their personal values and how to implement those values when leading others.


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    KARS Inter-Service Academy SymposiumThe Korean American Relations Seminar (KARS) took a trip section to Philadelphia to conduct an inter-service academies symposium. The intent of the symposium was for KARS to build a working relationship between the Naval Academy's Korean American Midshipmen Association (KAMA). At the conclusion of the symposium, they established groundworks for a smoother planning process throughout the rest of the semester.


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    Model U.N. Team Takes First at CMUNNYTen cadets from the Model United Nations (MUN) team traveled to New York City to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations conference (CMUNNY) hosted by Columbia University. This conference is among the top ranked in the Model U.N. circuit. CMUNNY presented the West Point MUN team with the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, gain knowledge of international affairs, and represent the U.S. Army and USMA in a professional and positive way to a civilian school audience.

    Cadets participated in many interesting debate topics including but not limited to the development of democracy and economic development in the Fifth Republic of Korea, a historical simulation of the Final War of the Roman Republic as contemporary military and political leaders, and conflict resolution measures in the South Sudan and Myanmar via the United Nations Security Council.

    Attending cadets had a unique opportunity to hear from the U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), Jonathan Cohen, and to build relationships with the nation's future civilian leadership in social events hosted by the conference. The MUN team earned the highest-ranking award, Best Small Delegation, that the team was eligible for. This marks the first time that the West Point MUN team has ever won first place at this conference and places the team in a strong position for national rankings as the opening conference of the Model UN conference season. In addition, multiple individual awards were given to cadets.


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    CDT Clayton Hanson '22The Army West Point rifle team closed out its opening weekend with a victory over conference opponent Ole Miss on Sunday. The Black Knights outscored the Rebels in both disciplines, finishing with an aggregate advantage of 4656-4649. "This win feels pretty good," head coach Web Wright said. "Ole Miss got us by a point last year, so this victory is all the more special."

    Yearling co-captain Clayton Hanson led the way for the Cadets, topping the leaderboard in both smallbore (582) and air rifle, where he shot a personal best score of 594. This marks the second match in a row that a Black Knight set a personal high mark in the discipline, after sophomore Benjamin Davis shot a 594 on Saturday.

    "Clayton really turned it on today," Wright said. "He tied for the high score in smallbore and had the high score and personal record in air rifle. It's good to see his hard work pay off." Read More


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    Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Miami (OH)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 finally back at Michie Stadium after a month's hiatus when they welcome Miami (OH) on Saturday. That contest is slated for noon and will be carried live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call.

    (Ref.: Opening statement) 
    "It's good to be coming back home and playing at Michie Stadium after many weeks on the road. None further than this last one. It was a long trip and it was tiring. Just the trip out there, the time change, and the trip back, that's a difficult trip. I think of Hawai'i and how far they had to travel to get here. And they've got to do that pretty often. That's a difficult task. Of course, you guys know I've been on those airplanes with the Hawai'i team before so I've forgotten how long those trips can be.

    "Overall I was really proud of our team. The way they responded, even with a slow start Saturday. We kind of got it going, in the second half particularly. San Jose State was exactly what we thought they were going to be. They were tough, they played us really well on defense, and it was a pretty close game there for a while. It looked a lot like their game against Oregon. It was only 14-3 at halftime. Fortunately, in the second half we got some turnovers and we were able to recover all of those fumbles. That made a big difference as we had a short field then. I was proud to see our guys capitalize on those opportunities, be able to get some scores and be able to come away with a victory. Read More


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    Bass Fishing Qualifies for the State ChampionshipsThe Bass Fishing Club qualified four teams for the New York Bass Federation Collegiate State Championships on Lake George. All four teams brought mixed bags of largemouth and smallmouth to the scales. The top USMA team of Brent Towery '20 and Bobby Carroll '22 also had the team lunker - a three pounder.


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    Army Football's Offensive Line Earns PraiseThe offensive line for Army West Point football team was recognized for its play as the unit was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. Earning a spot on this year's midseason honor roll are the O-lines of  #1 Alabama, Appalachian State, Army West Point, Boston College, #8 Georgia, #14 Kentucky, Memphis, #22 Mississippi State, #16 NC State, #2 Ohio State, #9 Oklahoma, #12 Oregon, #7 Texas, and #23 Wisconsin. This year's honor roll members represent seven conferences and one independent (in alphabetical order): AAC (1), ACC (2), BIG TEN (2), BIG-12 (2), PAC-12 (1), SEC (4), SUN BELT (1), and Army. For games played through Oct. 13, teams on this year's midseason honor roll have a combined record of 73-17 and include ten ranked teams.

    These units have gained the attention of the Joe Moore Award voting committee, as it moves closer to announcing the selection of semifinalists on Nov. 20 and finalists on Dec. 4. Selection of the 2018 Joe Moore Award winner will be made public after a surprise visit to the winning university's campus in late December. The Joe Moore Award voting committee judges solely on six criteria: toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique and finishing. Evaluations for the midseason honor roll were made primarily through weekly review of actual game film and offensive line coach-provided cut-ups on the DragonFly Division I Network. In addition, STATS, one of the industry leaders in sports data analytics, provides advanced O-line data and analytics to give context and clarity which streamlines the film evaluation process. Read More


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    Army Bowling Competes in Oakland, NJFour of eight competitive bowlers traveled to the Holiday Bowl in Oakland, NJ to compete in the first of three competitions as part of the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. The team competed against schools such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stoney Brook, St. John's, William Patterson, and The College of New Jersey. After a hard fought day, the team earned 6 points for this competition.


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    CDT Roman Ollar '20Following his Star Meet victory, cow Roman Ollar has been selected as the Patriot League Male Runner of the Week. Ollar's first place finish against Navy helped lead the Black Knights to their largest margin of victory over their rival since 1996. Ollar's time of 23:58.98 marked the fastest time ever by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course.

    "Roman had a nice breakthrough in the Star Meet this weekend," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He ran a controlled race and was feeling strong the whole way. I wasn't surprised to see him at the front of the race as he has trained at a very high level this fall. If he brings that same competitive fire and determination to the races that are coming up, he will be in the hunt to win some big races."  The victory gave the Black Knights their second straight win over Navy, a feat they have only accomplished three times before. It also marked their seventh victory at the Naval Academy since 1960. In four competitions this season, Ollar has three top-five finishes. He placed in the top-25 out of over 350 runners in the highly competitive Paul Short Run at Lehigh.


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    Cadet Chapel Choirs Community OutreachThe Protestant Cadet Chapel Choir performed with the Catholic Cadet Chapel Choir for Saturday evening Mass at St. Brendan the Navigator parish. Led in the Sunday morning services for the First United Methodist Church of Avalon. A wonderful time of fellowship, spiritual growth, leadership training, and community outreach was accomplished by the Cadet Chapel Choir as a group, and by each individual cadet who participated in the event.


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  • 10/17/18--09:01: West, Dean Honored by CSFL
  • CDTs Keegan West '19 NaVonte Dean '21Firstie quarterback Keegan West and yearling defensive lineman NaVonte Dean of the Army West Point sprint football team were honored by the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) for their accomplishments in Friday's 28-6 victory over Penn. West was named the league's offensive player of the week for the second time this season, while Dean collected the defensive player of the week nod for the first time in his career.

    West went 38-for-59 from under center for 374 yards and four touchdowns, setting new single-game career highs in completions, pass attempts and passing yards. It was the West Point, N.Y., native's firstcareer 300-yard game and the third time in four games this season with at least 250 yards and four touchdowns. He currently leads the CSFL in passing yards (1,130), passing yards per game (282.5), completions (104), pass attempts (156), completion percentage (66.7) and passing touchdowns (15).

    Dean guided the Black Knights' defensive unit in limiting the Quakers to just six points after they entered the game averaging 32.0 points per game. The Fairfax, Va., native totaled eight tackles, four tackles for a loss of 13 yards, three sacks for a loss of 12 yards and forced two fumbles on strip sacks. He currently leads the CSFL in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (7.0), while tying for the league-lead in forced fumbles (2).

    The Black Knights return to action on Saturday when they travel to Post for a 7 p.m. kickoff.


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  • 10/17/18--09:02: Cadet Media Day Trip
  • Cadet Media Day TripCadets from the Domestic Affairs Forum at West Point traveled to New York City for its annual Media Day trip to learn about the role of media in local and national domestic politics. In the morning, cadets sat through The New York Times news meeting and met with national correspondent Trip Gabriel, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter Matthew Rosenberg, and foreign/terrorism correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. In the afternoon, cadets toured NBC studios, meeting with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

    Photo: Cadets experience the thrill of receiving an Emmy


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    CDTs Roman Ollar '20 and Keenan OShea '20After two stars in the annual Star Series presented by USAA were claimed over the weekend by the Army West Point men's cross country and men's soccer teams, cows Roman Ollar and Keenan O'Shea were named AWPAA Co-Athletes of the Week. Ollar led the field opposite Navy with a time of 23:58.2, the fastest mark ever recorded by an Army runner at the Naval Academy course. He helped the Black Knights claim their second straight win over the Midshipmen, a feat that has only been accomplished three times before. It also marked the program's seventh win at the Navy since 1960. In four meets this season, the West Linn., Ore., native has three top-five finishes. Earlier this season, he placed inside the top-25 in a field of over 350 runners at the highly competitive Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh. 

    O'Shea played a pivotal role in Army's 4-1 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the seventh installment of the Army-Navy Cup at Talen Energy Stadium. In a crowd of over 8,500, he tied the game up at 1-1 late in the first half, before sending another strike into the back of the net for an insurance score in the 66th minute. It was his first collegiate multi-goal performance and now has three career scores in Army-Navy Cup contests, the most by any Cadet or Mid in the game's seven-year history. The Chesterfield, Va., native is in the midst of a standout junior campaign and currently sits atop the league in goals (7) and points (18), while ranking second in assists (4).


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    Marshall Beatty '22Army West Point plebe Marshall Beatty was chosen as Patriot League Male Rookie of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday. Beatty finished sixth with a time of 24:58.26 at this weekend's Star Meet against rival Navy. Beatty was the only freshman to finish the race inside the top-10. Army's ten-point victory was its largest over its rival since 1996.

    "Marshall has had a nice rookie campaign for us thus far and has a lot more in the tank than what he has shown," Army head coach Mike Smith said. "He is a raw talent with relentless will that serves him well in challenging environments." Beatty also won Rookie of the Week after his opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2.

    Smith believes that Beatty is now starting to show his true potential as he continues to learn how to compete at this level of competition. Read More


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    Cadet Capstone Visits Tobyhanna Army DepotDepartment of Systems Engineering Cadet Capstone Team visited Tobyhanna Army Depot as part of the capstone design experience as they apply Lean Six Sigma tools to a refurbishing process at the depot. During this trip they had the opportunity to observe the process, interact with members of the process, and collect data for future analysis. Over the yearlong capstone experience, cadets will learn lean six sigma tools, apply what they have learned to a real-world problem, and earn their certification as an Army Lean Six Sigma greenbelt.


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    Shelby Piccinic '22For the second time this season, Army West Point plebe Shelby Piccinic has been selected as Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week. Piccnic was Army's top finisher against service academy rival Navy at this year's Star Meet. The rookie finished with a time of 22:06.2, which was good enough for a third-place finish in her first trip to the Naval Academy course.

    "Shelby has been our most consistent performer this fall and this weekend she took a nice step forward," head coach Mike Smith said. "She got right into the race and competed all the way to the line. Her time on that course is the second fastest time by an Army runner in a series that started in 1986, so what she did is pretty remarkable. She is athletic and very strong, so the challenging course at Navy was not a factor for her"

    The Colonia, N.J., native earned her first Rookie of the Week honors following her opening weekend victory at the Maine Dual on September 2. Read More


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  • 10/18/18--11:20: LTC Reeves Attends LACMO
  • LTC Reeves Attends LACMOLTC Shane Reeves, Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Law, attended a conference held by the Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO) International Research Network. The conference was held at the Netherlands Defence Academy in Amsterdam. LTC Reeves participated in two workshops during the conference. First, he provided rebuttal argument during a workshop entitled, Operation Inherent Resolve and the Law Relating to Self-Defense, Russian and Iranian Intervention in Syria and Turkish Intervention against Syrian Kurds and the International law on the Use of Force. Second, he delivered remarks as a panelist in the workshop entitled, Air Power: Uses, Effectiveness and Limitations in the Campaign against ISIS and the Law of Targeting and Its Application in the Aerial Campaign Against ISIS.


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    West Point Fortification ExerciseMAJ Antonio Salinas, CPT Jim Villanueva, and CPT Claudio Innocenti led a group of Phi Alpha Theta Cadets in a simulation exercise to plan the defense of West Point during the American Revolution. Cadets received instruction on several staff roles to include: Chief of Staff, Intelligence Officer, Engineer Officer, Artillery Officer, and Naval Officer. The Phi Alpha Theta Cadets had to effectively wargame and emplace a few batteries, forts, redoubts, as well as a chain and a boom. Following the staff portion of the simulation, they visited some of the fortifications on West Point and discussed their assessments at the shore batteries.


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    COL John Burpo served on the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB reviewed the In-House Laboratory Independent Research (ILIR) and Surface Science Initiative (SSI) basic research programs. ECBC uses the TAB review to obtain unbiased assessment of the content, quality, innovation, accomplishments, and relevance of these programs. Topic areas included: Rational Molecular Synthesis and Novel Materials, Synthetic Biology, Nano Chemical and Biological Sensing, Panomics and Moelcular Toxicology, Aerosol Sciences, Algorithm Design and Development, and Surface Science. COL Burpo and Dr. Ken Wickiser have served as ILIR and SSI grant reviewers for ECBC over the last seven years and have each reviewed nearly 150 proposals.


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    Marathon Takes Top Honors at Annual Army Ten-MilerMembers of the Army West Point Marathon Team traveled to the nation's capital for the 34th annual Army Ten-Miler Race. Once again, the team captured top honors in the Service Academies and ROTC team category. Leading the way for the Army team were Chase Hogeboom '21 with a run time of 59:00 and Kate Sanborn '20 with a run time of 1:01:35.


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    Robotics Research Center hosts Dean’s Book ClubThe Robotics Research Center (RRC) hosted the first discussion of the semester for the Dean’s Book Club. The book club is comprised of staff, faculty, and cadets who read and discuss fiction and nonfiction works. This year the group is reading "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov, a science fiction novel that explores the relationship between humans and intelligent machines. The focus of this first event was on Asimov’s predictions on the state of technology and the future of robotics. Participants also observed demonstrations in the RRC on the state of art in robotics and autonomous systems.


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    CDT Nikiay Comer '19A 69th-minute tally by yearling Morgan Walsh allowed the Army West Point women's soccer team to pick up a crucial point with a 1-1 tie at Boston University on Wednesday evening. Despite being outshot 27-2 in the contest, the Black Knights halted their season-long three-game losing skid and moved to 6-4-6 and 2-3-2 in league play. The Terriers, who saw their six-game winning streak snapped, move to 7-7-3 overall and 5-0-2 against Patriot League foes. The home side managed to break the scoreless draw in the 23rd minute when Taylor Kofton was the beneficiary of a set play off a corner kick by Anna Heilferty.

    After regrouping at halftime, however, Army worked its way deep into the BU zone in the middle of the second half. Firstie Lauryn Westman dribbled down the left side of the box before slotting a pass to Nikiay Comer in the middle of the area. The Bradenton, Fla., native flicked the ball back to the penalty spot where Walsh rocketed a shot past the BU keeper with 21:42 remaining in the contest.

    Yearling goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia turned in one of her top performances of the season, making nine saves for the third time this season. Read More


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    Cadets Attend Lecture on Cognitive Impacts of ExoskeletonsSeminar with MIT Faculty on the cognitive impacts of exoskeletons. Cadets attended the Mechanical Engineering Seminar on current research in biomechanical engineering and human factors during an evening lecture period with Dr. Leia Stirling, Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Stirling discussed her research in exoskeletons and human-machine fluency so that wearable technologies can better interact with the user and improve performance. Specifically, she discussed the cognitive "fit" of various exoskeletons and how researchers can better define and design exoskeletons to reduce overall cognitive load. The work presented was recently completed in part by 1LT Blake Bequette, a recent Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department graduate, as part of his Draper Fellowship.


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    CDT Noah Stewart '20Four Army West Point wrestlers were named in the InterMat, FloWrestling and The Open Mat preseason polls.

    Firstie Rocco Caywood, along with cows Ben Harvey, Noah Stewart and Lucas Weiland found themselves in the respective polls. Harvey (13th IM, 12th Flo, 13th TOM) and Weiland (17th IM, 13th Flo, 13th TOM) were the only Cadets ranked in all three polls. Caywood saw his name in the InterMat and The Open Mat rankings at 18th in each, while Stewart was recognized as the 20th-best 184-pounder by FloWrestling.

    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


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    Mechanical Engineering Cadets Visit TARDECMechanical Engineering Capstone Cadets on Team RDD developing a deployment system for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) visited TARDEC at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB), MI. The SMET will carry modular mission payloads and the cadet team is developing a payload that will contain a MTRS Inc, II Centaur from Endeavor Robotics as well as the deployment system. Cadets viewed the SMET prototype developed by General Dynamics as well as previous ideas for unmanned ground vehicle deployment systems.


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    Woman's Crew Novice Wins GoldThe Army West Point Crew Novice Team, with varsity support, Competed in the Head of Housatonic. It was the first race for the Novice crews and they gain valuable racing experience. - The Crew Team competed in the Men's Single (CDT Grant Hall '19), Men's and Women's Novice 8's and 4's. - The Woman's Novice 4 won their event earning a Gold Medal.


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    LTC Whipple Develops New Heat Transfer LabJason Whipple, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, developed and implemented a new laboratory for the Heat Transfer class to review structured computer programming techniques for the Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering majors enrolled in the course. LTC Whipple's review provided a simple overview of numerical and computational topics required for the class engineering design project using Matlab (Computer Programming Language), basic structured programming fundamentals and advanced plotting and graphing. The laboratory experience included numerous handouts with useful information and an instructor-led practical exercise solving a two-dimensional, steady conduction problem in Matlab, and modeling a second-order partial differential equation formulation of the Heat Diffusion Equation.


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    Cycling Places 4th in the Eastern ConferenceThe Army Cycling Team competed at the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) in Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire recently. The team placed fourth in the Eastern Conference. Great job.


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  • 10/19/18--07:42: Men's Volleyball Sweeps Navy
  • Men's Volleyball Sweeps NavyThe Men’s Volleyball Team traveled to the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for the annual Military Open. Army lost a close battle with RMC but won an exciting five set match against Air Force and swept Navy in three sets.


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    Cadets in Taiwan Travel to BeijingCadets on Semester Abroad Fellowship Program (SAP) in Taiwan continued their travel across Mainland China designed to provide them with broader regional exposure to complement their studies in Taiwan. After spending a week between Wuhan and Kunming, the six Taiwan SAP Cadets traveled to Beijing for five days of exposure to the social, political, and cultural highlights of the Chinese capital. COL Gregory conducted a discussion with them, the goal of the discussion, which focused on U.S.- China relations as well as the use of the Internet in China, was to deepen their regional knowledge while taking advantage of recent faculty travel that provided fresh perspective on key issues.


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    Equestrian IHSA Horse Show in New PaltzThe Army West Point Equestrian Team showed strong at its second IHSA horse show of the season. The team traveled to Lucky C Stables in New Paltz, NY to compete against ten highly competitive colleges in the Northeast region at their intercollegiate horse show hosted by SUNY New Paltz. With twelve top three finishes in multiple categories of competition, the team truly rode with excellence. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Anna Gerald '21 placed third in the open over fences class, Madyson Paul '21 placed second in the Novice over fences class, Joshua Barbella '21 won his advanced walk-trot-canter class, Sydney Campbell '21 placed second in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Amanda Roper '19 placed third in her advanced walk-trot-canter class, Karissa Stubblefield '22 won her walk-trot-canter division, Cira Wolf '20 placed third in her walk-trot-canter division, Suzanna Del Rio '21 won her walk-trot class, Kirby Horne '22 and Taqi Iftikhar '20 placed second in their respective walk-trot divisions, and Lucy Harrill '21 and Victoria Kearns '22 both placed third in their walk trot divisions. The team shined at the show, and many members achieved new personal bests. This level of success early on is a powerful indicator of the team's competitiveness as they head into the bulk of their season. Good luck here tomorrow against Centenary University.


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    CME’s SquadX Capstone Engages in Design Trust OffsiteCadets Marco Amalfitano, John Kelly, Blake Sandlin, Frank Wu, and Aaron Finch along with LTC Harry Jones and LTC Brian Novoselich conducted a day-long design workshop with Mr. Tom Weis and his Design for Trust and Verification class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The cadets interacted with RISD students to learn how to incorporate trust into solution design. This interaction created a unique learning experience with creative design, testing, and problem solving from the perspective of industrial design methodologies. RISD students tested trust with their cadet peers by having them execute handcrafted challenges that included verbal and nonverbal trust exercises. The next day, cadets explored the Lapham Building construction site in downtown Providence to increase understanding of wall, ceiling, and floor structures to inform design decisions for their dense-urban micro breaching DARPA project. Mr. Weis provided a teamwork challenge that incorporated breaking the cadets into leadership roles within RISD student groups. Cadets and RISD students out-briefed lessons learned to the group. The final out-brief was attended by Scheri Fultineer, Dean-Division of Architecture and Design, Associate Provost; Daniel Hewett, Executive Director-Research Practice, and Inquiry; and Peter Yeadon, Interim Dept. Head-Industrial Design.


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    Eleven Sports To Broadcast Men's RugbyGlobal sports provider Eleven Sports has teamed up with Army West Point men's rugby for their upcoming matches. This Friday's game versus Notre Dame College, scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, will be shown on Eleven Sports' linear channel, which is available in over 55 million homes. The Oct. 27 match versus Penn State, now slotted for a 12 p.m. start time, will be fully produced by Eleven Sports and also played on their linear channel.

    Eleven Sports USA is available in HD in nationwide satellite/cable systems such as DIrect TV (623), AT&T U-verse (1665) Verizon Fios (597) RCN (571) Atlantic Broadband (501) Hawaiian Telcom (1091) and Google Fiber (251). Additionally, Eleven sports can found on such OTTs as Sony Playstation View and Fubo.TV

    Both games will also still be available online through Knight Vision.


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    LTC Lowrance & Cadets Win 2nd and 3rd Best Paper AwardsCadets Anna DeVries, Benjamin Baumgartner, and William Born presented their academic research papers at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) in Cambridge, MA. The cadets were mentored by LTC Christopher Lowrance who served as their research advisor on independent studies conducted last spring. The MIT URTC brings together undergraduates around the world to present and discuss solutions to advance technology. As an IEEE official conference, accepted papers are published by IEEE in the Xplore Digital Library. The cadets enjoyed a rich program with keynote speeches and technical flash talks featuring renowned speakers, a student design competition, and networking events. Second Best Paper Award: "Application of Convolutional Neural Network Image Classification for a Path-Following Robot" by CDT William Born and LTC Christopher Lowrance. Third Best Paper Award: "Augmenting Computer Vision with IMU from Mobile Phone for Robust Robot Following of Human Leader" by CDT Benjamin Baumgartner and LTC Christopher Lowrance.