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 the society is to provide a networking platform for those associated with the Academy, provide news, information, and to further the ideals and promote the welfare of the USMA.
Joe O'Connell is our current Vice President of the West Point Society. Not many people know how busy Joe is with his job and other activities. He has been an very active member of the AUSA Sunshine Chapter and is currently on their board. Joe recently received an award from the AUSA Sunshine Chapter. Word leaked out to me and I was able to get a picture and some information about the award. The picture shown here is of Mike Genetti ('75) and Earle Denton's wife presenting the AUSA Sunshine Chapter Earle L. Denton Award. Let's all congratulate Joe on this achievement and also Mike Genetti, who was the 2014 award winner, for all the work they have done with the AUSA Sunshine Chapter over the years. You can click on the picture for a larger view.
Joe O'Connell, COL, USAR (Ret), USMA Class of '83, was awarded the AUSA Sunshine Chapter Earle L Denton Award for Outstanding Support to the Central Florida Army Family. The award was established in 2009 and the title of this award recognizes Lieutenant Colonel Earle L. Denton, United States Army (Retired), who has been an energetic and committed leader for more than thirty years, successfully advocating many issues and causes benefiting both the Army Family in Central Florida, and the larger population of veterans from all of America’s armed forces. Earle was a Friend of West Point and often attended the Founders Day events with our Society.
From the website "AtlasObscura" --- submitted by Frank Albritton
UNTIL THE MID-1990S, SQUARED-AWAY PLEBES (what they call “freshmen who have their s**t together” at the United States Military Academy—better known as West Point—located some 60 miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan) carried a circular piece of paper in two small Zip-Lock plastic bags under their hats whenever the mess hall was serving pie. They always knew when pie would be on the menu because they always knew when everything was on the menu; part of their job as the punching bags of the United States’s finest military academy was to know what was for lunch.
It's those lazy days of summer right now and I'm sure many of you are thinking of that whimsical summer you spent at Camp Buckner. Here's the perfect video to take you back to those days.
The Hail and Farewell luncheon was held at the Orlando Country Club. This year we have a very large number of students who received appointments to the Military Academy. We had twenty students accepted to West Point this year and two accepted to USMAPS.
I have attended a number of events that the Parents Club has sponsored and I remain very impressed with what a great group of people they are and what a great organization they have. The luncheon was a huge success with a number of cadets attending the luncheon and of course many of the students who have been accepted and will be on their way to West Point shortly.
Doug Sedgwick ('58) passed away on May 30th. There will be a Memorial Service on June 16th at 7PM at the VA Memorial at the Lake Nona VA Hospital. For information on the Memorial Service CLICK HERE.
Doug was an avid supporter of all things West Point. I wanted to share with you a little about the Doug I got to know over the past couple of years.
Brigadier General Gavin Lawrence has assumed command of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. It is an “honor and a privilege” to return to Philadelphia to lead a great...
In 2019, the WPAOG Nominating Committee will nominate graduates for Chair, Vice Chair, five Director positions and six Advisor-at-Large positions. To apply for a nomination, please see the ...
Cadet on the Operation Market-Garden Staff Ride traveled to the 82nd Airborne’s drop zones and areas of operation to analyze the actions of the 82nd Airborne from September 17-19, 1944....
Cadets on the Cold War Staff Ride continued their study of Communist Hungary. In Kossuth Square, cadets inspected the bullet holes left by the Soviet Army's suppression of the 1956 Hungarian...