West Point Association Of Graduates Leaders Conference

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:

WPAOG 2016 Distinguished Society Award, To Include WPSWPS

WPAOG 2016 Distinguished Society Award, To Include WPSWPS

We Watched Army Beat Buffalo

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?

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

Army Vs. Buffalo, 09 September 2017

 

Army Beats Fordham … And We Were There

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.

Happy Fun At Founders Day 2017

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Mary Haskens Photography

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

BG Cindy Jebb '82, Dean of the Academic Board

BG Cindy Jebb ’82, Dean of the Academic Board

COL (Ret.) G. Kent Troy '46, Oldest Grad

COL (Ret.) Guy Troy ’46, Oldest Grad

2LT Abigail Jeffers '16, Youngest Graduate

2LT Abigail Jeffers ’16, Youngest Graduate

WPSWPS Banner

WPSWPS Banner

COL (Ret.) and WPPC-WA President Gasper Gulotta '81, Mrs. Joanne Gulotta and CDT Charles Gulotta '19

COL (Ret.) and WPPC-WA President Gasper Gulotta ’81, Mrs. Joanne Gulotta and CDT Charles Gulotta ’19

COL (Ret.) Robert Forbes '81, Mrs. Mary Forbes, Rachel Forbes and Emily Forbes

COL (Ret.) Mary Forbes ’83, COL (Ret.) Robert Forbes ’81,  Rachel Forbes and Emily Forbes

West Point Class of 1981 with COL (Ret.) Guy Kent Troy '46, Their Spouses and Progeny

West Point Class of 1981 with COL (Ret.) Guy Troy ’46, Their Spouses and Progeny

Newt Gingrich Speech At National Defense University, 14DEC16

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressed a gathering at the National Defense University on 14 December 2016.  His subject was: Trumpism Explained.  His over-arching point was that thinking, not money, is required for USA national welfare and the in-coming administration will require USA Armed Forces to deliver in that regard right from day one.  It was a long speech and even this abbreviated version of it as a Fox News Opinion piece is lengthy.  Well-worth the read, however, as a wide-view heads-up on what is coming upon 20 January 2017.