An Inside Look A Look Ahead

A Look
Ahead
20 November 2014
Director’s Notes — An
Inside Look
We had a busy week here in DCA land with the
SCUSA event, the opening of the Circle in the Spiral
Art Exhibit, and the Trace Adkins Christmas Show.
All of the events were a tremendous success, and
everyone involved put in great efforts to make them
happen. Well done team!
This week, congratulations are in order for the
Model Arab League for their exceptional performance at the Appalachian Regional Model Arab
League competition in Virginia. The debate team
Darlene Love
representing West Point was named overall outIke Hall
Saturday, January 24 standing delegation for the conference. Great job,
and keep up the outstanding work!
8:00 pm
As the holiday’s approach, we have many fantastic
events planned, so please take a look ahead to see
what’s to come.
Army Football vs.
Fordham
Saturday, Nov. 22
1200
Women’s Basketball
vs. Air Force
Tuesday, Nov. 25
1700
Men’s Basketball vs.
Binghamton
Tuesday, Nov. 25
1930
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Extracurricular Clubs
Competitive Clubs
Equestrian:
 On 15 Nov, the West Point Equestrian team traveled to Westampton, NJ
to participate in two Western shows
 All cadets put in a great effort and both of the shows were a success
 CDTs Shawna Moore and Alex Vincent placed 1st in their respective
classes of Class 14 (open) and Class 1 (walk/jog)
 CDTs Madeleine Arnold and Vanda Niemi placed
2nd in their respective classes Class 12 and Class 1
(walk/jog)
 CDTs Alex Moore, Danielle Diulus, and Caroline
Harris placed 3rd in their respective classes of Class
13 (walk/jog/lope) and Class 1 (walk/jog)
 The team competed against Centenary, the University of Delaware, Rutgers, Temple, Villanova, Kutztown, Bloomsburg and Washington College
Competitive Clubs
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Climbing (Mountaineering)
 On 15 Nov, the West Point Climbing Team attended a competition at
“The Cliffs of Long Island City” climbing gym
 Attending were 25 members of the West Point Climbing Team, accompanied by Coach Dawes Strickler and MAJ Tim Mitroka
 “The Cliffs of Long Island City” is the largest indoor climbing gym in the
region located in Queens, NY
 The purpose of this trip was to introduce new members of the team to
the environment of competitive climbing by conducting an intra-team competition
 Each climber worked hard to
conquer the absolute five hardest climbs that they could
complete
This was a learning experience for less experienced climbers, and a great training opportunity for everyone in preparation for next semester’s competitive season
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Extracurricular Clubs
Academic Clubs
Native American Heritage Forum:
 From 14-15 Nov, cadets of the Native American Heritage Forum and their OIC
traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the American Indian Science and Engineering
Society (AISES) National Conference as part of West Point Office of Diversity
outreach
 The AISES National Conference has become the premier event for Native American Science, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals, and students attracting over
1,600 attendees from across the country
 The AISES National Conference was a three day event convening
high school junior and senior students, undergraduates, graduates,
teachers, workforce professionals, and corporate and government
partners
 At the conference the cadets and OIC set up a West Point booth
and spoke with many of the attendees to share with them the STEM
opportunities that are available at West Point
Academic Clubs
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Debate (Model Arab League)
 On 16 Nov, the cadets of the West Point Model Arab League traveled to the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA to compete in the Appalachian
Regional Model Arab League
 This conference pits students from regional colleges and universities against
each other as delegates from members of the League of Arab States in parliamentary debate
 The cadets performed superbly in their first regional conference of the year
 Individual honors went to CDTs Araceli Sandoval and Antonio Gray for outstanding delegates in
political affairs, CIC
Ian Myers and cadet
Derek Fossi for outstanding delegates in Palestinian affairs, CDTs David Lane and Rocky Dubinas for outstanding delegates in joint defense, and CDTs Blaze Bissar and Sarah Holzworth for honorable mention in economic affairs
Representing Algeria, West Point was named overall
outstanding delegation for the conference, an accomplishment made even more notable in that five of our
delegates were competing for the first time in regional
parliamentary debate
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Extracurricular Clubs
Academic Clubs
Debate Team:
 The Army Debate team travelled to West Virginia University this past weekend
to compete in the last tournament of the season
 Cadet Barlow closed out the tournament when he won the top speaker award
(1st) for the Open (varsity) division; his partner Cadet Caston, also won the 7th place speaker award
 The pair won the tournament in the open division, picking up every single ballot along the way
 The novice team of CDTs TJ Collins and Matt Watts, continued their unprecedented success by coming in 2nd place
which marks a top 3 finish in every tournament this semester
 CDTs Gulbis, Collins, and Watts also won speaker awards in the Novice division
 Cadet Watts won the 8th speaker award
The Army Debate Team is proud to report that MAJ
Adam Scher, the current OIC and former Army Debater, is the 2014 recipient of the Peter Borsay Memorial Award
The award goes to a military veteran who has contributed to debate
Diversity Clubs
Cultural Affairs Seminar:
 On 14-16 Nov., nine cadets from the Cultural Affairs Seminar participated in an Exchange Program with Cadets from Howard University
 As a part of the trip section the USMA cadets spent two days at the historically black College and University, sharing ideas, history, culture and tradition
 The cadets also participated in joint
field training exercise with the Howard
ROTC cadets and Georgetown ROTC cadets
 The USMA cadets enjoyed their experience and were able to cultivate a positive
relationship with their peers at Howard and
Georgetown
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Extracurricular Clubs
Diversity Clubs
National Society of Black Engineers:
 On 14 –16 Nov, three cadets from the NSBE went to Pittsburgh, PA to
give a presentation on leadership
 The presentation was very well received by the students and teachers that
were in attendance
 Cadets also had the opportunity
to judge several competitions that took place
Military Clubs
Tactics:
 On 15 Nov, the Law Enforcement Tactics Club conducted training with the New York Police Department’s
Emergency Services Unit
 The cadets were exposed to specialized operations and equipment used by civilian law enforcement personnel
 Cadets received an overview of the NYPD headquarters operations, such as how Police Intelligences feeds operate
 The cadets also received a site tour of One Police Plaza
 Cadets then saw a demonstration of ESU’s capabilities such
as, K9, bomb squad and special tactics
 Afterwards, the cadets received one on one instruction in the
use of law enforcement centric tactics
 From this experience, cadets gained better understanding of
how troop-leading procedures apply to law enforcement operations in both military and civilian settings
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Extracurricular Clubs
Support Clubs
Glee Club
 The Glee Club capped off a very busy week in which they
performed in seven different events that supported the
West Point community, the USMA mission, and USMA
Outreach to the NYC Region
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On 12 Nov, 25 select members of the Glee Club traveled
to NYC to participate in the 30th annual meeting of the
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. at the
Midtown Hilton
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The Glee Club performed the national anthems of Japan and the United States in front of more than 2,000 leaders of business and industry in the New York region, effectively representing West Point and it’s cadets to this
important metropolitan population
On 14 November, the club sang on
stage at Eisenhower Hall with country
music superstar Trace Adkins as he
kicked off his 2014 Christmas Tour
 In front of a crowd of nearly 2000,
the Club performed one selection
(Comfort and Joy) on it's own
 Mr. Adkins then sang, as an encore,
his signature piece “Til the Last Shot’s Fired” with the Glee Club as back up
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Extracurricular
Clubs
Support Clubs
Pipes and Drums:
 On 14 Nov, the Drum line of the West Point Pipes and Drums accompanied the Hellcats during the Trace Adkins concert in Eisenhower Hall
 The Pipes and Drums were part of a joint performance with the Hellcats and members of the Spirit Band
during a Trace Adkins music set
 Some of the back up musicians of the Trace Adkins band are very much into their Celtic heritage and
sport highland wear (kilts) during their performances
Support Clubs
Parachute:
 On 15 Nov, in preparation for the Collegiate Nationals Skydiving
Competition, the West Point Parachute Team went on their final training trip to the Sky Venture Wind
Tunnel in Nashua, New Hampshire.
 The training focus was on the yearlings and cows for 2-way
and 4-way respectively
 This was the first tunnel trip for the yearlings with their RW
suits
 Each 2-way got 40 minutes of time in the tunnel to work on
their random and blocks, the yearlings were even able to do
their first 4-way in the tunnel, which is a major accomplishment
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Club Away Events
CLUB
NAME OF EVENT
DATE/ LOCATION
NUMBER OF
CADETS
Bowling
Eastern Intercollegiate
Bowling Competition
23 Nov/ Wallingford, CT
24
Boxing (M)
Freeport Boxing Competition
NYAC Boxing Championships
22 Nov/ Freeport, NY
24 Nov/ NYC
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Catholic Chapel
Archdiocese for the Military Serv.
3rd Degree Exemplification
20 Nov/ Columbus, OH
23 Nov/ Haverstraw, NY
6
12
Cycling
Super cross Cup 2014
22-23 Nov/ Highland Falls, NY
12
Equestrian
IHSA Horseshow
22 Nov/ Long Valley, NJ
15
Fencing
NY FC College Open
23 Nov/ NYC
Inline Hockey
Hockey vs. Navy
22 Nov/ Reading, PA
Judo
U.S. President’s Cup
22 Nov/ Irving, TX
Marathon
Philadelphia Marathon
23 Nov/ Philadelphia, PA
16
National Society
Of Black Engineers
NSBE Fall Regional Conference
22 Nov/ Hauppauge, NY
15
Tae Kwon Do
Brown University Tournament
22 Nov/ Providence, RI
27
Team Handball
(Women’s)
Northeast Team Handball League
NJ Tournament
23 Nov/ Lakewood, NJ
25
Volleyball (M)
Boston Invitational Winter Tourney
22 Nov/ Boston, MA
16
Yoga
Ashtange Ashram
23 Nov/ Monroe, NY
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CLUB
NAME OF EVENT
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Club Home Events
Club Home Events
DATE/TIME
LOCATION
22 Nov/1000
Michie Stadium
Drill
Army vs. Fordham
Jewish Chapel
Jewish Warrior Weekend
21 Nov/1630
Jewish Chapel
Mule riders
Army vs. Fordham
22 Nov/0830
Michie Stadium
Pipes & Drums
Army vs. Fordham
22 Nov/0900
Michie Stadium
Scoutmasters
Council
Scout Day
22 Nov/0700
Daly Field
Skeet & Trap
Mt. Pleasant @ USMA
23 Nov/1000
USMA Range 10
String Ensemble
Welcome Reception
22 Nov/0830
West Point Club
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DCA Happenings
Cadet Publications
Cadet Publications held their second
annual opening for the 2014 Circle
In the Spiral Art Exhibit in Eisenhower Hall.
More than 60 cadet contributors
and their cadet guests enjoyed seeing each other’s artwork, photographs, narrative, and poems displayed in the Class of ‘29 Gallery.
The Cadet Strings also performed.
The exhibit will be open Monday
through Friday during regular business hours and prior to all show performances.
Cultural Arts
On Friday, 14 November, Trace Adkins kicked off his 2014 Christmas Show Tour in Ike Hall
Theater. Performing alongside him, for certain musical pieces, were the West Point Glee Club
and the Pipes and Drums.
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DCA Happenings
Cadet Bookstore
Karla Holloway signing copies of
Private Bodies and Legal Fictions
Dr. Jonathan Holloway signing
copies of Jim Crow Wisdom
Katrina Bell McDonald signing
copies of Embracing Sisterhood
Upcoming Cadet Bookstore Events
20 Nov : John Nagl will be signing copies of his book, Knife Fights, at the Book Store from 1430—1530
22 Nov : Anne Kazel-Wilcox and PJ Wilcox will be signing copies of their book ,West Point ‘41, at the Parade
Grounds from 0830—1130
The 2014 Army vs. Navy Tee is now available at the Cadet
and Book stores for $16.00
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DCA Happenings
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Cadet Programs
The Class of 2016 has begun placing their orders
for the 500th night memento, a class beverage
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On Friday, 21 Nov., 1st Regiment will host Thanksgiving Fest in Legion Square
Friday, 21 Nov., 3rd Regiment will host a Branch Celebration in Eisenhower Hall (Ike’s
Café) with music provided by “Mama Fried”
On 18 Nov., class officers sampled banquet food at
a taste test in the mess hall to assist them in selecting a menu for their class weekend banquets.
On 16 Nov., the Cadet Hostess conducted an etiquette briefing to the Class of 2015 in preparation
for their 500th Night Reception, Banquet and Hop.
Cadet Hostess
The event will be held on 17 Jan., with a Reception
and Banquet in Washington Hall, followed by a
Hop in Cullum Hall featuring the Benny Haven’s
Band.
Company G-2 Underclass Social Development Officer, CDT Justin Reeves ‘16 (far
right) coordinated an etiquette training
session for his company plebes on 17 Nov.
in Cullum Hall.
The Cadet Hostess reviewed the basics of
social development, dining etiquette, table
manners, as well as reception and buffet
etiquette.
This activity helps Plebes present themselves in the best light while on holiday
this Thanksgiving.
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Contact
List
DIRECTOR:
COL DEAN BATCHELDER
938-2715
DEPUTY:
MS. KATHY GLISSON
938-7988
OPERATIONS OFFICER:
VACANT
938-4396
PROCUREMENT:
MS. MARIA CHAMBERS
938-2228
BUSINESS ANALYST:
MS. KERRY REMILLARD
938-7990
TRANSPORTATION:
MS. RENEE KNIGHT
938-7576
PUBLICATIONS:
MS. ANNE DREW
938-2780
EXTRACURRICULAR:
MS. CAROL MILLER
938-2402
CADET PROGRAMS:
MR. RON HARSCH
938-7798
CADET HOSTESS:
MS. SHARYN AMOROSO
938-4681
CULTURAL ARTS:
MR. GARY KEEGAN
938-2782
ACADEMY STORES:
MS. LENORA GRABLE
938-2418
CULINARY GROUP:
MR. KEVIN D’ONOFRIO
938-4456
DCA FACILITIES:
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MR. MICHAEL LEGHORN
938-4680
SUPPLIES OFFICER:
MS. SALLY BRITT
938-7987
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