First Call - April 27, 2022

WPAOG Hosts Firstie Class Officers

  WPAOG Hosts Firstie Class Officers

On April 20, class officers from the Class of 2022 visited Herbert Alumni Center. The class finalized their Class Constitution while enjoying lunch and touring Herbert Alumni Center. Additionally, the class leaders learned about some of the free services provided by WPAOG to include the West Point magazine, Career Services and how to stay connected to the Long Gray Line. This pre-graduation leadership meeting, coordinated by WPAOG’s Class Services team, ensures class leaders have a toolkit to transition to leading their class as new alumni after graduation. At the end of the visit, CDT Harrison Mills ’22, Deputy Ring and Crest Chair, stated “After today’s visit it is clear that WPAOG is more than fundraising and money. It’s actually about just connecting us to each other and to our peers, those who came before us and those who will come after us, and how we can improve cadet lives.”

Countdown to Projects Day and Sandhurst

  Countdown to Projects Day and Sandhurt

On April 28, West Point's 23rd annual Projects Day will showcase more than 400 research projects by over 1,000 cadets! Follow along here and visit the projects day app to learn more about the cadets, advisors and their projects.

Cadets will then gear up for the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition that will take place April 29-30. The competition has undergone multiple changes since it started in 1967. This year is a two-day competition featuring teams from West Point, Army ROTC units across the U.S., all service academies, and 16 international teams. Meet the teams and learn more.

West Point Challenge Kicks Off in 3 and a Butt Days!

  West Point Challenge

Get ready to support our first West Point Challenge which runs May 1-5! Your gifts to West Point will support Margin of Excellence programs such as cadet internships and overseas experiences, athletic teams, and clubs, as well as the Academy’s world class centers and academic programs. During the competition, see which class is in the lead, which society region has the highest participation, and which parent class is raising the most for the West Point Parents Fund. Become a West Point Challenge Ambassador to share your passion before and during the challenge. Ambassadors who secure three donors (themselves and two others) through their Custom Giving Link will receive an exclusive pair of Army “A” socks! Learn more.

BG (R) Jack Pellicci ’60 Gives Thanks to West Point

  BG (R) Jack Pellicci ’60

Supporting West Point through WPAOG is an important means by which BG (R) Jack Pellicci ’60 gives thanks to his alma mater. Recently, Pellicci donated appreciated stock to fund a charitable gift annuity that provides him income for life, with the remainder going to support West Point and the Long Gray Line. Read more.

Save the Date: 19th Annual West Point Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference

  19th Annual West Point Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2022 West Point Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference August 31 - September 2. This event will bring together West Point Alumni, members of the Army, USMA faculty, staff, cadets, numerous diversity and inclusion professionals, and distinguished guests for discussions surrounding best practices on developing inclusive leaders, while leveraging their talent to enhance collaboration, engagement, and innovation within their organizations. Registration will open June 2022. Learn more.

Cadets Tour the CEAC Site

  Cadets Tour the CEAC Site

Cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering’s Supply Chain Engineering class enjoyed a site tour of the future Cyber Engineering & Academic Center (CEAC) from 1LT Annie Schreiner ’19. The cadets learned about the importance and complexity of the construction industry's supply chain forecasting and inventory efforts, given the sometimes uncertain and volatile commodities marketplace. The $200M CEAC is scheduled to open in academic year 2026 and will house the engineering laboratory functions of the Departments of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Systems Engineering together under one roof. View the CEAC virtual video here.

Army West Point Women’s Tennis Headed to NCAA Tournament

  Army West Point Women’s Tennis Headed to NCAA Tournament

On April 24, the third-seeded Army West Point Women's Tennis team finished its historic run in the 2022 Patriot League Championship with a thrilling, 4-1 victory over No. 1 Boston University. CDT Paola Bou ’22 clinched the match with a hard-fought, three-set battle at No. 4 singles and was awarded the John "Pat" Rooney award (Tournament MVP) for her efforts. The league trophy is the first for the Black Knights’ (25-9, 5-2 PL) program since the 2019 season. Army will learn of its destination in the NCAA Tournament during the Women's Tennis Selection Show, which will air at 6:30pm on May 2. Read more.

Listen to the Latest WPAOG Podcast

  Listen to the Latest WPAOG Podcast

The latest episode of the WPAOG podcast is here! This episode features an interview with Chris Gaertner ’84, Partner at Integrity Partners and Co-CEO and CFO of DHC Acquisition Corporation. Gaertner talks about how as a first-generation American he felt a need to serve the country. He discusses his experiences in Ranger School and serving in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, Gaertner provides insight on moving from the military to civilian life and shares advice on how to make the transition to business successful. Listen.

CDT Davis ’22 Qualifies for U.S. Championship

  CDT Mathew Davis ’22

After a stellar performance at the 2022 NCAA Championship, CDT Mathew Davis ’22 of Army West Point Gymnastics has qualified for the 2022 U.S. Championship. The student-athletes are selected based on their finish in the all-around at the NCAA Championships, are U.S. citizens and not members of the Senior National Team. The Frisco, Texas native is the fourth Black Knight to qualify for the championships. Read more.

Book Your Hotel Room Now for the 2022 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

  2022 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

Hotel reservations for the West Point Entrepreneur Summit taking place at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, October 6-7 are open!  Click here to make your reservation now.  Stay tuned for a detailed schedule and click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities. Registration will be opening this summer. Learn more.

Let’s Set the Record Straight

If you have been promoted, please let us know so we can address you properly. Go to your online profile or send an email to address@wpaog.org with your current rank or title. Also, let us know if you’ve retired or left active duty so we can keep our records straight!


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West Point Societies are All Over the Globe!

  West Point Societies are All Over the Globe!

West Point Societies are all over the world! We have over 133 international and domestic Societies. From Paris to Panama, even our international graduates can still find a connection to their Rockbound Highland Home. Find a society or start your own.

Last Chance to Win a Free Night at SACC

  Win an Overnight Stay at the Hyatt

Register at sacc-jobfair.com by April 28 for the chance to win a one-night stay at Hyatt Regency Crystal City for the DC Career Conference on May 5-6. Don’t delay with your registration so you can meet with employers like JP Morgan Chase, Bain & Company, Meta, Ernst & Young, Splunk, IBM, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, and more!

Accelerate Your Career Through Our New Professional Development Series

  Accelerate Your Career

WPAOG Career Services invites you to participate in our newest service offering, the Job Search Accelerator Program (JSA). The JSA program is a collaborative, cohort-based professional development series that will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from May 10-24, from 12-1pm via Zoom. Topics cover some of the most common career-building skills that grads seek help with including identifying your job search target, writing resumes and cover letters, perfecting your elevator pitch, networking strategies and interview preparation.

10 for 10 with Tommy Bahama

  10 for 10 with Tommy Bahama

Change up your wardrobe with our newest Tommy Bahama spring/summer collection. Our lighter weight styles include linen, cotton, and silk styles sure to keep you looking and feeling cool this season. For the next 10 days, save 10% on all Tommy Bahama styles in stock. The sale is already marked and includes all our new and clearance styles. Please be aware that clearance is limited in sizes and inventory. Shop now for Mother’s Day or shop early for Father’s Day. Either way, all our fantastic Tommy Bahama West Point styles are sure to please. We are open 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com or give us a call at 800.426.4725, Mon – Fri from 10am-5pm.

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