Notice of Lee Barnes Passing - October 25th
I will let folks know when I can what decisions are made for burial. Lee's son Chris is not sure yet. Stand by for more news, and stand up for a great American and Soldier.
Lee was in A-1.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1948 | 1956 | 1965 | 1966 | 1973 | 1985 | 1996 | 2015. Class Notes
The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, 24th Secretary of the Army, has been made an honorary member of the West Point Class of 1996, "For Freedom We Risk".
“I am honored beyond words and grateful for our friendship and shared sacrifice. Tonight was an incredible moment in my life and I remain committed to our Nation, our Army, and the U.S. Military Academy" said McCarthy.
Photo: L-R, Superintendent, LTG Darryl Williams ’83, Sec. Ryan McCarthy, Kevin Offel, Pres. Class of’96
The West Point Association of Graduates is pleased to announce that six-time U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker will receive the 2020 Sylvanus Thayer Award. The award will be presented on October 1, 2020 during ceremonies hosted by Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, Class of 1983, 60th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
West Point Association of Graduates Board Chairman Lt. Gen. (USA, Ret.) Joseph E. DeFrancisco, Class of 1965, said, “The West Point Association of Graduates is honored to present the Thayer Award to Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Ambassador Crocker’s distinguished service to our country spans more than 40 years, starting in 1971 as a Foreign Service Officer. During his service, he excelled many significant assignments, including reestablishing an American diplomatic presence in Afghanistan during the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom, and assisting in the formation of the Iraq Governing Council, the first Iraqi governing structure after the defeat of Saddam Hussein. Without question, Ambassador Crocker’s career stands as an exemplar of Duty, Honor, Country, making him a most worthy selection of our highest award.” Read more.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1945 | 1947 | 1949 | 1954 | 1961 | 1966 | 1968 | 1971 | 2012. Class Notes
In honor of Black History Month, the Department of History would like to highlight interviews with Joe Anderson, Jim Conley, and Art Hester - three of the four African American graduates from the West Point Class of 1965. To find their interviews, visit www.westpointcoh.org and scroll down to "Staff Picks."
Two West Point cadets, in their respective senior years, earned the position of Captain of the Men’s Gymnastics Team: ‘Punch’ Jamison ’49 and ‘Jack’ Charles ’54.
Both were commissioned as Air Force officers, became pilots, and served with distinction. Punch retired as a Colonel, Jack as a Major General.
Both continued in aviation in their following business careers. They will be cheering the All-Academy (Army, Navy, Air Force) Championship: A Triangular Men’s Gymnastics Competition held on Saturday February 8 at Mission Concepcion Sports Complex.
WPAOG is pleased to announce that Ambassador Ryan Crocker will receive the 2020 Sylvanus Thayer Award. The award will be presented on October 1, 2020 during ceremonies hosted by LTG Darryl A. Williams ’83, 60th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1943Jan | 1952 | 1953 | 1955 | 1956 | 1959 | 1962 | 1966 | 1970 | 1978 | 1988 | 1994 | 2010. Class Notes
Rob Salome has been promoted from Director to Vice President of Consulting Services at Solutions 21. Salome has been with the firm for three years and brings a long history of leadership to the firm and its clients.
Solutions 21 President and Founder Buddy Hobart said, “Rob’s promotion was well deserved because of the impact he’s had on our business as well as on our clients’ businesses. He’s received some of the best leadership training in the world through his senior-level military experience and academic training. His leadership experience has been an asset for our firm and for our clients. His and other promotions reflect the positioning of our team for the future to better take advantage of the needs and our competitive position in the marketplace.”
Salome served as Military Aide to the Vice President of the United States, a Battalion Commander in the elite 82nd Airborne Division, the Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group in the Army’s Forces Command and as the City Manager of over 60,000 people at Fort Campbell, KY.
WPAOG won five 2020 CASE District II Accolades Awards: two golds, a silver, a bronze and an honorable mention. CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the premier global non-profit association dedicated to educational advancement. The Accolades Awards celebrate institutional accomplishments in alumni relations, development, communications, events, and program development.
SPECIAL EVENTS: INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
GOLD: Ring Melt – Tangible Connection Between Cadets and West Point Graduates
VIDEO FEATURES: GENERAL INFORMATION VIDEOS
GOLD: Celebrating 150 Years of West Point AOG in Three Minutes
HONORABLE MENTION: Telling the Story of the West Point Ring Melt
SPECIAL EVENTS: EVENT SERIES
SILVER: 150 Years of Serving West Point and the Long Gray Line
ALUMNI RELATIONS EVENTS AND AFFINITY PROGRAMS
BRONZE: West Point Entrepreneur Summit: Exploring Professional Service after Selfless Service