First Call - February 8, 2023

Oldest Living Grad

  West Point Oldest Living Grad

WPAOG would like to recognize BG (R) Paul D. Phillips ’40 as our Oldest Living West Point Graduate. Born on March 9, 1918, Phillips will celebrate his 105th birthday this year.

Phillips entered USMA in 1936 from Denver, CO. Known as “Phipes” to his classmates, he had a reputation for being an “outstanding company athlete.” Commissioned in the Field Artillery upon graduation, he was stationed in the Philippines after the Field Artillery Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK. Read more.

Yearling Winter Weekend

  Yearling Winter Weekend Class of 2025

USMA Class of 2025 enjoyed their moment during Yearling Winter Weekend February 4 at Washington Hall. The guest speaker was 10th Mountain Division CSM Nema "Mobar" Mobarakzadeh.  Read More.

Winter 2023 Issue of West Point Magazine

  West Point Magazine Winter 23

The winter issue highlights the Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) major, which celebrated its 15th year at West Point.

Learn more about the DSS program, the Modern War Institute, and how DSS supports Cadet Summer Training.

This latest issue also features coverage of the most recent Thayer Award, Nininger Award, and victorious Army-Navy game! 

Read the digital edition.

New WPAOG Podcast: Serving a Higher Purpose

  West Point Podcast

Our latest episode, Serving a Higher Purpose, features Steven Lee '01, COO and Co-Founder at Crowdz, an innovative receivable software as a service FinTech company set to revolutionize the $9 trillion receivables market. In this episode, hosted by Todd Cooper '91, President of Advanced Technology Solutions at Celestica, Steven talks about his background at West Point and why he has always rooted for the underdogs. Listen.

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Career Services February Lineup

  West Point AOG Career Services

Career Services has kicked off 2023 with a lineup of featured employers, professional development webinars, cohorts, and job fair events! Tune in every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST via Zoom to gain insights and learn from industry advisors. Register today. Ready to expand your job search skills and prepare for the SACC? Join our Job Search Accelerator Program Cohort (JSAP) February 13-14 & 16-17 from 12-1pm EST each day on Zoom. Learn more.

Let’s Set the Record Straight

  West Point Profile updat

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, left active duty or changed jobs so we can keep our records straight!

SACC Job Fair Kicks Off in 2023

  West Point SACC

The first Service Academy Career Conference this year is in sunny Jacksonville, FL on February 23-24! Register at sacc-jobfair.com and attend our Career Services JSAP program to help you prepare to meet employers, industry leaders and network.

Join our Career Services Networking event Thursday, February 23 from 6-8pm EST at the Tavern, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Baseball in TX


West Point Army Baseball


Army West Point Baseball will face Air Force in the opening weekend of NCAA baseball at the Liberty Classic at The Depot in Cleburne, TX. The tournament includes 7pm games on February 17-18 and an 11am game on February 19. Included as well are youth clinics, flyovers and the Wings of Blue. Tickets.

Clocks Ticking

  West Point AOG Gift Shop

Graduation, retirement, and summer PCS events are quickly approaching! Start your celebration off right with the gift of time. Our newest clock is waiting for you to customize with your class crest, motto, or favorite West Point logo. The clock holds an optional brass plaque for an even more personal touch. View the complete collection of West Point-themed clocks at www.wpaoggiftshop.com Call us to discuss options at 800.426.4724 Mon–Fri 10am – 5pm.

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