And Van Sawin, ’91, announced our 2017 Distinguished Society Award. We have earned a Distinguished Society Award every years since 1995!
WPAOG has expanded their annual Leadership Conference to include Parents Clubs and Field Forces along with Societies. Reports and pictures of the August 2017 Leaders Conference are here. Our President, LTC Van Sawin, ’91, attended and accepted our recognition as a Distinguished Society for 2016:
AOG is looking for a Western Regional Advisor to serve 3 years on the Advisory council. Below is a description of the position. Please let me know if you are interested and I will be glad to help you. John Higgins, from WA, is stepping down and it would be great if we had another person from our state to serve on the council.
Regional Advisors serve 3 year terms, and may be elected to consecutive terms. One Regional Advisor slot is open for election each year. Advisory Council Meetings typically are held quarterly at West Point. Travel costs fall to the individual. Be advised that those serving on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council are in fact expected to donate not only their time while representing their region, but also monetarily to the AOG!
If anyone desires to run for this office, three things are required:
- A statement of support (nomination) from their AOG Society, highlighting their support to West Point and their local Society;
- A letter from the candidate confirming their willingness to serve on the Advisory Council; their involvement with USMA / AOG activities; and explaining what qualities they would bring to the AOG, representing the Western Region;
- A “military bio” highlighting their military career and subsequent association with West Point and the AOG.
Go Army! Beat Navy!
What a great comeback to win in the 4th quarter. Way to go Army!!!
You would never know it from the heads down, but doing pushups are: Harlene Coutteau (’82), Chuck Coutteau (’81), Kent Troy (’81), Mike Clidas (’81) and Jeff Allen (’86).
Group picture and some candid shots. One with Kent Troy leading a rocket this week. Who is next week’s leader?
Next week’s game against THE Ohio State will again be celebrated at THE Fan Club, but game starts at 1330hrs. Can you believe we are taking on the #2 team in the nation?
On 01 September 2017, members of the classes of ’58, ’64 , ’76, and ’81 gathered at the Fan Club Sports Bar in Lakewood, WA to watch Army decisively show that they are a viable force on the field (final: 64-6, Army). And we were there. Many push ups and cheers. The waitresses were also wearing Army spirit shirts.
And unveiled the newest addition to our cheer squad – Dwight, the Knight, who is pictured in photos below.
We will again form at the Fan Club on Saturday 09Sep17 at 0900 for the next Army win, against the Buffalo Bulls.
Repeating: We will again form at the Fan Club on Saturday 09Sep17 at 0900 for the next Army win, against the Buffalo Bulls.
On 18 March, 2017, the West Point Society of WA and Puget Sound celebrated the 215th anniversary of the founding of West Point. COL Christianne Ploch ’92 was the Emcee and moved the activities along very smoothly. We knew we were off to a great start when Mr Walt Sears ’79 not only led us in a blessing but followed up with a rocket. President of the society LTC Van Sawin ’91, welcomed everyone and presented Kent Troy ’81 with the local C. Coburn Smith “Duty Well-Performed Award”. 2LT Abigail Jeffers ’16 was the youngest grad and shared what she did not like while being a cadet and COL(R) Guy Troy ’46 was the oldest grad (after recently celebrating his 94th birthday and wearing his dress mess) and shared a project of honoring West Point Modern Pentathlon Olympians with a suite at the Hotel Thayer. Then BG Cindy Jebb ’82, Dean of the Academy, was the key note speaker and provided a wonderful update on the ever continuous progress made at West Point. After a few opportunities of audience participation, recognizing graduates for their accomplishments in such things as attending STAP, walking over 100 hours on the area, being on the dean’s list, being married at West Point and volunteering service to the Nation while at war. The evening concluded with a recitation of the Cadet Prayer and singing of the Alma Mater.
MAJ (R) G. Kent Troy ’81