The Corps has returned to the academy grounds and the Class of 2022 continue to acclimate to their new world. The academy continues to evolve in its effort to remain relevant and produce men and women of character, worthy of leading our nation. It is Fall so we all know what that means, the march to the Army vs. Navy game has begun, December 14, 2109. Army football is alive and well. Coach Monken and the program is receiving significant positive national coverage. There is a spring in everyone’s step at West Point and rightfully so.
We recently met with the leaders of the Civilian Military Operations Center, LTG (Ret) Ken Hunzeker, LTC Jason Ridgeway and CPT Matt Salyer, to discuss the program and the 2020 Student Workshop. The keynote speaker is still in flux but the topic for this upcoming year’s workshop has been decided: "Tsunami In The Pacific”. The workshop will focus on issues and challenges found in this specific area of operations.
Our class had very strong representation at last year’s workshop. We were asked to lead and facilitate discussions at individual roundtables after each presentation. The discussions and exchanges were lively and a highlight for the event. I believe everyone that participated will attest the the richness of the experience and the unique opportunity it provided to interact and share our individual perspectives / journeys with the cadets.
2018 Participation - USMA Class of 1978
- Aude, Steve
- Aycock, Al
- Belter, Mike
- Forrester, Bill
- Grubbs, Rob
- Hill, Randy
- Holman, Sanford
- Keenan, Brian
- Morales, José
- Olds, Bob
- Steiner, Jim
- Zeller, PJ
This coming year’s program will follow a similar format. We will be distributing more details as the program is confirmed.
The gathering of so many of our classmates for this event provides an opportunity to arrange for a “mini reunion” so we will be adding a golf outing to the agenda for this coming year. The following is a high level schedule:
April 2, 2020
- 1200 Hours - Golf Outing at West Point’s Golf Course
- 1900 Hours - Welcome Reception, Location TBD
April 3, 2020, Student Workshop, West Point Club
- 0800 Hours - Welcome and Opening Comments
- 1400 Hours - Closing Comments
Please respond to this email indicating your interest and / or commitment to join us at this coming year's event.
Should you have questions or would like additional details, please reach out to Rob, PJ or myself.
GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!
Rob, PJ y José