Parent Review - June 2023

New CEO of WPAOG Selected

  COL (R) Mark D. Bieger ’91

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that COL(R) Mark D. Bieger ’91 has been selected to serve as The Honorable & Mrs. Robert A. McDonald ’75 President & CEO starting August 1, 2023. Mark is a highly decorated retired Army officer who spent almost 30 years in uniform. His senior leadership roles in civilian higher education, coupled with decades of leadership assignments in a broad mix of Army and DOD organizations, brings the perfect blend of insights and strategic planning experience to lead WPAOG. Read more.

Congratulations June Grads

  West Point June Graduation

Congratulations to the three cadets who graduated today from West Point. LTC (R) Albert A Sciarretta of the 50-Year affiliate Class of 1973 handed each graduate a set of commemorative second lieutenant bars engraved with “73-23." Photos.

CFT Update

  Cadet Field Training 2023

The Hudson Valley is echoing with the sounds of artillery from Cadet Field Training! Congratulations to the recent Cadet Field Training (CFT) graduates on the completion of their training and their promotion to Cadet Corporal! We look forward to seeing you take on your new role as leaders within the Corps! Photos.

Stevie Awards

  Todd Browne ’85 at 2023 Stevie Awards

Recognized along with top companies such as CISCO, Bank of America, IBM, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, Prudential, and The Home Depot, WPAOG was honored to accept four Stevie Awards from the American Business Awards Program in the following categories:

• GOLD: 2022 Entrepreneur Summit
• GOLD: The CONNECT Program
• SILVER: Organization of the Year
• SILVER: 2022 Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms - the Celebration Event

CEO & President of WPAOG Todd Browne '85 accepted the awards on behalf of WPAOG. The four Stevie Awards brings WPAOG's total to 18 awards over the last five years and reflects the dedication of our staff in supporting West Point and the Long Gray Line.

WPAOG Parent Handbook Available Now!

  WPAOG Parent Handbook 2023-24

The WPAOG Parent Handbook provides everything you need to know about being a member of the West Point community and participating in your cadet’s 47-month experience. The guide includes valuable information about visiting West Point, resources available to families, WPAOG support and services, connecting with other families through the WPAOG website’s Parent Portal, how to become involved with Parents Clubs, and special events. The Parent Handbook is available now thanks to generous donations to funds like the West Point Parents Fund.

Stay in Touch with West Point

There’s so much great news around West Point that we often can’t include it all in Parent Review. But you can make sure you never miss a story: a digest of all the news posted on WPAOG’s website can be delivered directly to your email inbox. Visit the news page you are interested in and subscribe. The link is at the top of each page. Grad News is all about the Long Gray Line, and USMA & Cadet News highlights the Corps and the Academy. You can also follow WPAOG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Listen to the Latest Podcast

  WPAOG Podcast with Carl Owens ‘78 and Kafi Joseph ‘03

Hosted by MaShon Wilson ’11, take a listen to Carl Owens '78 and Kafi Joseph '03 as they discuss their experiences and changes in diversity over time at the Academy, the importance of cultivating community through clubs and programs, and the strong legacies they left behind at West Point. Listen.

June’s Where on West Point Scavenger Hunt

  June 2023 Where on West Point?

Here's the SOP: Guess where on West Point you’ve seen the image—be specific! Submit the correct answer through our form to have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to the WPAOG Gift Shop—it's that simple! The second Tuesday of every month we'll post a new "Where on West Point?" image. We will randomly select and announce the winner on the last Tuesday of the month on our social media pages. Submit your answer.

2022 Report of Gifts

  WPAOG 2022 Report of Gifts

Thank you for making 2022 another incredible year! As a parent showing support for your cadet’s 47-month experience—your commitment to West Point continues to strengthen the Margin of Excellence and the Long Gray Line. The 2022 Report of Gifts is now available and online only.

Sun, Fun and Army!

  WPAOG Gift Shop

There is no better way to slide into summer than with our West Point coolers. The double-lined beverage cooler holds 16 ounces of your favorite summer drinks. The 20-ounce version is perfect for iced coffee or tea. Lids are included, making these coolers the perfect backyard or road trip tagalong. Visit us at Herbert Hall or online at wpaoggiftshop.com.

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