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  • Hacking for Defense: Finding solutions to DOD cyber issues

    For two weeks it was pedal to the metal. Given a problem on day one, 35 cadets divided into seven teams were given 10 days to network with industry experts, fully define the problem they’d been assigned and develop a viable solution.
    The course, called Hacking for Defense, was taught at the U.S. Military Academy for the first time from July 29 through Friday. Hacking for Defense is a graduate-level course currently taught at 22 universities throughout the country. During the course, students learn problem-solving skills while working to find solutions to Department of Defense problems.
    The West Point course includes seven teams, each including four West Point cadets and one ROTC cadet. The goal was to build teams with cadets from various different academic fields and leverage their differing backgrounds to solve real-world problems. Read More

  • “Leading from the Front”: Seven new SAMC members

    “You lead from the front,” is the motto of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, and seven non commissioned officers at the U.S. Military Academy were inducted into the club during a ceremony Aug. 2 in the Haig Room. SAMC recognizes those NCOs who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO Corps and combat ready Army. Members exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for families of Soldiers. Read More

  • Next Army Chief of Staff McConville visits West Point, views training

    U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams and staff brief the next Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville during his visit to West Point July 30. McConville spent time in the field to view USMA Class of 2023 during Cadet Basic Training. Read More

  • Active Shooter “Stop the Bleed” Program begins at West Point : West Point is beginning a new initiative in support of the installation’s Emergency Management Program

    Active Shooter incidents have become all too common in our country and are now a large focus of West Point’s annual Full Scale Exercise program.
    A presidential policy directive has directed the development of measures to increase the survival of active shooter incident victims.
    A response to this call was developed in a series of joint DOJ/DOD conferences known as the Hartford Consensus.
    The third Hartford Consensus focused on increasing the survivability of shooting victims at the scene of these shootings.
    The solution is to begin training and equipping bystanders and minimally injured victims to provide buddy-aid and self-aid prior to the arrival of emergency medical first responders.
    As a result, the West Point Fire Department is implementing an active shooter bleeding control training program by offering voluntary bleeding control classes from the Trauma Committee of the American College of Surgeons in conjunction with their routine CPR/AED classes, and employee first aid classes provided by the West Point Safety Office. Read More

  • West Point Band presents “Don’t Rain On My Parade”

    The West Point Band will continue its Music Under the Stars concert series with a performance titled “Don’t Rain on My Parade” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trophy Point Amphitheater. This concert of classics will include military marches, concert band masterpieces and Broadway favorites.
    This performance is free and open to all. Please RSVP by visiting westpointband.eventbrite.com. Registering for this event allows us to send you up-to-date concert information, including cancellations. Please note that security requirements to enter West Point have changed. Visit the “Visitor Information” page at home.army.mil/westpoint for more information.
    Rain on your parade? Never! Join the West Point Band for a sun-soaked evening of music and fun at Trophy Point. Perched atop a breathtaking Hudson Valley vista, the world-class musicians of the U.S. Read More

  • Marching toward the end

    U.S. Military Academy Class of 2022 cadets ruck back to West Point Sunday as they complete Cadet Field Training while USMA Class of 2023 cadets march out to Camp Buckner to finish Cadet Basic Training. Read More

  • “Jack-of-all-trades” cadet hones leadership skills at CBT II

    With the first three weeks of training completed, the leadership for Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy underwent a change July 21 during New Cadet Visitation Day.
    Class of 2020 Cadet Dion Perinon is now in charge and as the regimental commander for CBT II he is tasked with leading the new cadets through the second half of training. A self-described “jack-of-all-trades,” Perinon decided to attend West Point and pursue an Army career with the goal of becoming as well-rounded a person as possible especially after seeing the impact it had on his father, who is currently a Chief Warrant Officer 4.
    “My dad was an island man,” he said. “He had dreadlocks. He raised chickens for a living. Read More

  • USMAPS honors fallen grad, USMA 2020 cadet

    When the men and women of the Cadet Candidate Basic Training Battalion reported for duty at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School on July 15, they were unaware of the noble task they would soon be given. In addition to receiving military instruction in the areas of marksmanship, land navigation, medical readiness training and more, the cadet candidates will work relentlessly to honor Cadet CJ Morgan.
    Class of 2020 Cadet CJ Morgan passed away on June 6 after a vehicle rollover during Cadet Leader Development Training.
    Morgan began his West Point career at USMAPS as a recruited wrestler in July 2015 when he was assigned to Charlie Company. Morgan’s team, Army West Point Wrestling, is a group of individuals specifically known for their unparalleled levels of determination and grit. Read More

  • ACI welcomes extra manpower in the form of ROTC cadets

    The Army Cyber Institute at West Point brought in extra manpower this summer to help it tackle some of the most pressing issues in the cyber field.
    ACI welcomed 40 interns for a three- to four-week program including 36 ROTC cadets and four civilian students.
    This marked the third summer ACI has brought in ROTC cadets as summer interns and the program has grown exponentially each year with only eight taking part the first year and 23 last year.
    “What we get out of it at the Army Cyber Institute is the energy,” Chris Hartley, Deputy Director of ACI, said. “When they came in three weeks ago, they didn’t know any of this stuff. They may have been a mathematician or computer scientist or kinesiologist, but they bring a certain level of energy and newness to it. Read More

  • SGR cadets provide community outreach at food bank

    West Point cadets from the Summer Garrison Regiment volunteered to serve the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in New Windsor, New York July 20. The cadets spent the morning moving and sorting boxes of donated food that will eventually go on to feed the families that need it most. Volunteering in the greater Hudson Valley area provided SGR cadets with the opportunity to interact with members of the community and continue the mission of serving others. Read More

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