West Point Grad News

Slavin '75 Releases "Kill Crime"

Slavin '75 Releases "Kill Crime"Mike Slavin released the first book in his vigilante series: Kill Crime, a Jeff Case Novel-stunning crime thriller full of twists with an unpredictable ending. Normal, everyday people are tired of waiting for justice. They're killing murderers and getting away with it, thanks to a controversial, best-selling how-to book. Jeff Case, intrigued with the book and its mysteries, becomes the hunted after witnessing the author's murder.

Case is also hit with tragedy on more than one front, and some friends and family are murdered. He becomes frustrated with the police when leads run out, and he's forced to grapple with the moral decision about ultimate justice. Revenge killing is something he's had to wrestle with before, on the battlefield. A West Point graduate and decorated combat veteran, he has the skills to hunt and kill, but he can't do it alone. He turns to private investigator Trish Teal and hand-picks friends who have certain valuable talents.

Case and the team he builds go on the hunt for the killers and for justice that takes them on a frantic chase from Houston and throughout Texas to Reno and Vegas. They must take on the dark side of the oil industry and gambling, while still coming alive on the other side.

Melesky '71 ESS Energy Products Going International

Melesky '71 ESS Energy Products Going InternationalJim Melesky has started ESS Energy Products Inc. in the family garage about 10 years ago, making the Energy Guardian attic access cover, an energy seal for attic entrances.

Initial distribution of the Energy Guardian was within about a 90-mile radius before going wider.

"We literally started with a product in the garage, then to having our own workshop and seeing the trucks pull up almost daily and then going to different distributors across the county and now into Canada. It is terrific to see it happening," Jim Melesky said.

Joined by sons Mike and Dennis Melesky the company has expanded its national retail profile and has stepped onto the international stage as well.

Class Notes Updates This Week

Class Notes Updates This WeekThe following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1956 | 1957 | 1959 | 1965 | 1971 | 1977 | 1981 | 1995| 1996. Class Notes

Kara & Heath Bates '96 Promoted at Boston Scientific

Kara & Heath Bates '96 Promoted at Boston ScientificHeath Bates has been appointed to the new RM EMEA Sales Training Manager role and Kara Bates has been appointed Director Commercial Contracting EMEA at Boston Scientific. Heath is currently CRM Principle Sales Representative in Houston, Texas. Heath will start his new role on January 1st, 2020 for a three-year assignment. He will relocate to Paris with his wife Kara.

Kara is currently Director of Sales, Endoscopy for the Central Division of United States since January 1 2017. Through her leadership, the division achieved over plan performance in 2017, 2018 and is on pace to be over plan in 2019. Kara is perfectly placed to lead to Commercial Contracting to the next stage in its evolution.

Cogossi '77 & Shartzer '77 Release "A Common Bond II"

Cogossi '77 & Shartzer '77 Release "A Common Bond II"Bruce Cogossi '77 and Len Shartzer '77, both US Army retirees and members of the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP), recently published some of their prose and poetry in a military veteran anthology entitled A Common Bond II. ASAP helps veterans, family members, and caregivers find their voices through the arts (comedy, improv, storytelling, writing, drawing and acting). Classes, seminars and workshops are free to participants.

Class Notes Updates This Week

Class Notes Updates This WeekThe following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1953 | 1957 | 1960 | 1966 | 1981 | 1994 | 2000 | 2005 | 2010. Class Notes

CPT Heisler '12 Token of Appreciation to WPAOG

CPT Heisler '12 Token of Appreciation to WPAOGAs a token of her appreciation, 2019 Alexander Nininger Award for Valor at Arms, CPT Lindsay Gordon Heisler '12, gifted the West Point Association of Graduates with a shadow box containing an American flag. In an accompanying handwritten note, Heisler explained that she had flown the flag in her aircraft on December 25, 2015 while in Afghanistan. The flag had belonged to her grandmother.