Welcome To The West Point Society of Central Florida
The West Point Society of Central Florida exists to serve alumni, ex-cadets and friends of The United States Military Academy living in Central Florida as well as those visiting the area. The purpose of this group is to provide a networking platform for those associated with the Academy, and provide news, information, and events related to the Academy as well as items of local interest to this group's members.
The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to be the new CIA chief. Mr. Pompeo, a congressman from Kansas, was approved on a 66-32 vote. Republican leaders said Mr. Pompeo, a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point, is the right man to chart a path forward for an embattled intelligence community. “I’m not sure that you can find a glove that fits any better — for the agency, for the Congress of the United States, for the administration, but more importantly for the American people,” said Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the intelligence committee. Each of Mr. Trump’s nominees so far has been subjected to a roll-call vote, and none has been approved unanimously — the first time in the post-Watergate era that a president has faced that kind of opposition.
I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. This letter is going out to all the alumni and friends in the area to update you on activities in the Society from 2016 and to encourage membership in the West Point Society of Central Florida for 2017. Please read through and recognize all the great things we do for our alma mater, the community and our alumni – we count on your support!
4QTR 2016 in Review
WEST POINT – Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise will receive the Thayer Award at West Point on Thursday, October 22. The Thayer award has been presented annually since 1958 by the Association of Graduates.
Sinise has won many accolades during his career as a film and theater actor and director and has been nominated for both an Academy Award and a Palme d’Or.
Sinise co-founded the Tony award-winning Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago in 1974, and his first major critical success as an actor was in 1982 when he directed and starred in Steppenwolf’s production of True West, for which he earned an Obie award.
Since then, he starred with fellow actor Tom Hanks in three critically-acclaimed films – Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and The Green Mile.
In addition to his acting, he has served as an advocate for servicemen and women since the early 1980s with his support of Vietnam veterans and creation of Vets Night, a program offering free dinners and performances to veterans at the Steppenwolf Theater. In the 1990s, Sinise began working on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans organization, which he continues to actively support.
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1954 | 1973 | 1979 | 1990 | 2003 | 2007. Class Notes
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The American Politics Stem and the Domestic Affairs Forum hosted a panel to assess the first year of President Trump’s administration. CPT Sorenson, CPT Verardo, MAJ Brown, and CDT Matthew...