Parent Review - November 2022

Congratulations Rhodes Scholars

  West Point Rhodes Scholars CDT Williams, CDT Youngren

Congratulations to Class of 2023 Cadets Margaret Williams and Kai Youngren who will study at the University of Oxford in the fall of 2023. They are among 32 scholars from the U.S. and will be joining recipients from more than 60 other countries. As Rhodes Scholars, CDT Williams will read for a Master of Science in Economics for Development and a Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy while CDT Youngren will earn a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies. The West Point Graduate Scholarship Program uses Margin of Excellence funds to offer intensive mentorship to cadet candidates competing for prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright. Read more. Read more.

Listen to the Dean on the WPAOG Podcast

  WPAOG Podcast Dean BG Shane Reeves '96

In this episode, BG Shane Reeves ’96, 15th Dean of the Academic Board, sits down and talks about his path to becoming the Dean and running the academic program at West Point. He discusses the importance of providing a challenging intellectual foundation for future leaders so young officers can successfully navigate the complexities, uncertainties and ambiguities of the modern and future battle space. BG Reeves also explains why the West Point Press and other Margin of Excellence initiatives hold essential roles at West Point allowing cadets valuable experiences beyond the classroom. Listen.

Congratulations Emily Aycock P’24

  Army Navy Button 2022

Congratulations to Emily Aycock P’24 who was chosen as this year’s spirit button design winner! Emily’s design will be printed on 1,800 buttons that will be distributed at the 2022 WPAOG Go Army! Beat Navy! Tailgate. In addition to bragging rights, Emily will receive two complimentary tickets to the WPAOG tailgate at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 10. Thank you to all our fans who entered the design contest and congratulations again to Emily! We look forward to seeing everyone in December to cheer on Army! Beat Navy! Read more.


  1971 SCUSA

This year, the Class of ’71 Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) brought together 200 cadet and student delegates from more than 100 institutions and 20 countries to examine the conference theme "American Foreign Policy in an Era of Polarized Politics and Revisionist Powers." Over three days, panel members shared valuable insight on current challenges. Cadets and delegates engaged in discussion to forge the next era in civil-military relations. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Representative to the United Nations, delivered the keynote address. View photos.

Fall Sandhurst

  West Point Fall Sandhurst

Congratulations to the 36 Sandhurst teams who gave it their all during the Fall Sandhurst competition. The top ten teams will go on to compete in the international military skills competition in the spring. View Results.  Watch Video.

Michie Stadium Preservation Project

  West Point Michie Stadium Future

The Michie Stadium Preservation Project, the most ambitious gift-funded construction project in the history of USMA, is progressing towards reaching the targeted goal of $145 million, with the aim of construction beginning in the summer of 2023 and completion by the first home Army football game in 2025. In addition to the reconstruction of the East Stands, a new 162,000-square-foot structure, the Athletic Center of Excellence (ACE), features amenities such as premium suites, loge boxes, ledge seats, club-level seating areas, expanded and improved concessions and will provide offices and spaces to showcase Army West Point cadet-athletes. Learn More.

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Go Army! Beat Navy! Tailgate

  2022 Army-Navy Football Suites Available

Registration for the Go Army! Beat Navy! Tailgate is now open. Join us before the game on Saturday, December 10 from 10:30am-1:30pm at the Wells Fargo Center. Register today as tickets sell out quickly. Looking to be an official sponsor at the tailgate? Get your brand in front of thousands of Army Football fans and enjoy the game from a luxury suite at Lincoln Financial Field! Learn more.

Mark Your Calendars for Basketball

  West Point Army Men's Basketball

Eighteen Patriot League basketball games will be televised on CBS Sports Network during the 2022-23 season. The Patriot League slate begins on January 9, when Army hosts defending champion Colgate. CBS Sports Network will carry both Army West Point-Navy men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders on January 21. The teams will square off again in Annapolis on February 11. Read more.

West Point Parents Fund Check

  Parent Fund Check Presentation

During the Army vs. Louisiana-Monroe game, Michael MacDougall P’23, Darryl Torres ’93, P’24, Ted Agnick P’25, and Erick Daniel P’26 represented West Point parents and presented a check for $3.3 million to the Academy, the amount raised by parents this past year. Joining them on the field was Shelisa Baskerville, WPAOG Parent Giving Officer, Todd Browne ’85, The McDonald President & CEO of the West Point Association of Graduates, and the 61st Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Lieutenant General Steven W. Gilland ’90. The West Point Parents Fund supports Margin of Excellence programs which allow all cadets to reach their highest potential. Thank you to all our parents and families!

Family Weekend

  West Point Parent Weekend 2022

On Friday of Family Weekend, WPAOG hosted a Superintendent’s Circle Parent Happy Hour at the Firstie Club for Margin of Excellence leadership donors to the West Point Parents Fund. West Point Parents Clubs then hosted tailgates all around campus for cadets and their families on Saturday. The WPPCs of North, Central, Gulfcoast, Southwest, and South Florida combined efforts to create the first ever all-Florida tailgate with over 250 parents, cadets, friends, and family attending. Pictured are Florida Parents Club Leaders with Shelisa Baskerville, WPAOG Parent Giving Officer and Deb Dalton, USMA Parent Communications Liaison.

Travel to Antarctica

  West Point Trip to Antarctica

Spend two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires, Argentina and enjoy a five-star cruise for nine nights to “The White Continent.” Set foot on this pristine wilderness with guided excursions led by an expedition team of naturalists and enjoy the abundant wildlife aboard sturdy Zodiac crafts. Learn more.

Fin-tastic Gift News

  West Point AOG Gift Shop

Get ready to Sing Second with a new Army/Vineyard Vines T-shirt design! That’s not all, come visit us at the WPAOG Open House as Vineyard Vines will be hosting a pre-game party at Herbert Alumni Center on November 19 before the UCONN game! Check out our complete Vineyard Vines collection at WPAOGGiftShop.com!

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