• USMA reaccreditation visit scheduled for end of September

    By Jon Malinowski
    Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering professor

    Between Sept. 27-30, the U.S. Military Academy will host a seven-member team for a virtual reaccreditation evaluation visit. Led by the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, this team of peer reviewers will conduct interviews and focus groups with various constituencies within the USMA community.
    The evaluation team’s itinerary includes a session that is open to all USMA personnel, which will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Sept. 29. The visit will conclude on Sept. 30 when the evaluation team presents its initial findings in a virtual address to the community from 10-11 a.m.
    This visit is an important milestone in an effort that has been underway at West Point for more than three years. Read More

  • Highland Falls recognizes civic service

    By Dave Conrad
    Garrison West Point Public Affairs

    Nearly two dozen Highland Falls community members were presented with service awards for ‘outstanding service to our community’ during an inaugural commemoration ceremony Sept. 10 at Highland Falls Memorial Park.
    Highland Falls councilmember Ty King began the ceremony with a Proclamation on behalf of Town Supervisor Bob Livsey commemorating the event, declaring “…Sept. 10, 2020, Mrs. Cora Lee Matthews Day of Service, throughout the entire Town of Highlands. I encourage all town residents to discover the rich history of entrepreneurship, bridging racial divides, building meaningful relationships and service to our community, all examples found in the incredible life of Cora Matthews.”
    Matthews, born in North Carolina in 1918, moved to Highland Falls and became a member of the West Point community in 1941, according to her obituary. Read More

  • Jack Voltaic to be virtual this year

    By Maj. Lisa Beum
    ACI Public Affair Officer

    The Army Cyber Institute is pleased to announce its first-ever virtual Jack Voltaic experiment, a regionally focused exercise that focuses on cities’ abilities to respond to a cyberattack. This is ACI’s third iteration of the Jack Voltaic series and it will take place virtually Sept. 22 and 24, for the cities of Charleston and Savannah, respectively.
    “By conducting Jack Voltaic 3.0 virtually, the ACI and our partners have an excellent opportunity to capitalize on our digital connectivity, strengthen our ties ahead of a potential multi-sector cyber event that impacts critical infrastructure and still meet all of our original objectives,” said Lt. Col. Doug Fletcher, the Army Cyber Institute’s lead for Jack Voltaic.
    In 2016, ACI executed its first major city, multi-sector, public-private cyber exercise called Jack Voltaic. Read More

  • 4th Class Sponsorship program

    The 4th Class Sponsorship program is an important aspect of Cadet Development. The program is designed to provide all 4th Class cadets mentorship during their first year at West Point and beyond. Sponsors are an important part of the Class of 2024’s journey and future commissioning as lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Currently, in the Academy Management System (AMS), there are only 56 sponsors signed up for the entire 1,232 cadets in the Class of 2024. AMS 4CL Sponsorship will close Aug. 14, to allow cadets to sign up, so please sign-up prior to Aug. 14.
    The 4th Class Sponsorship Program is intended to offer staff and faculty and other qualified individuals the opportunity to mentor 4th Class cadets on a more permanent basis during their time at West Point. Read More

  • KACH recognizes volunteers

    On June 21, Keller Army Community Hospital recognized the Red Cross volunteers who provided assistance in six different medical departments and the front desk. The 20 volunteers provided an average of 208 volunteer hours per month, and more than 2,500 hours per year. The citation they received reads: “In recognition of the unwavering contributions you make daily in support of Keller Army Community Hospital and the West Point community. Your continuous support and willingness to devote your time has positively impacted the lives of the staff, America’s service members and their families. Your commitment to the American Red Cross volunteer program displays the true meaning of volunteerism and has been a critical contributing factor to the high level of customer service and clinical support provided by the hospital. Read More