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.
President Trump said Monday that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a noted writer and intellectual who headed up a unit dedicated to anticipating future military challenges, will be his new national security adviser, replacing the dismissed Michael Flynn. "You're going to do a great job," Trump told McMaster as he made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. After a weekend of job interviews, Trump called McMaster "highly respected by everyone in the military, and we’re very honored to have him." McMaster is stepping into a job occupied for less than a month by Flynn, who was one of Trump's closest campaign advisers last year and a lightning rod for criticism because of his provocative comments about Islam and his 2014 firing as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Trump's first choice to replace Flynn, retired vice admiral Robert Harward, declined to take the job, publicly citing family and business concerns and privately telling associates he was concerned about his ability to pick his staff.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Jordan Fox scored 22 points with a career-high five 3-pointers, including a go-ahead 3 late that helped Army overcome a 25-point deficit to beat archrival Navy 70-68 on Saturday.
Up nine at halftime, Navy opened the second half with a 10-0 run and led by as many as 25 after outscoring Army 21-7 with 11:42 left.
Mac Hoffman hit Army's first field goal of the half at 12:40 and the Black Knights gained on an 11-2 run capped by Thomas Funk's 3-pointer and closed to 65-64 on Fox's layup with 2:01 left.
Hasan Abdullah's layup put Navy up 67-64 with 40 seconds left. John Emzie hit two free throws and Army trailed 67-66 but got a stop. Fox hit a 3 for a 69-67 Army lead with 19 seconds left. Navy's Shawn Anderson made a free throw, Army got another stop with Hoffman's rebound of Abdullah's missed layup, then Funk iced it by making one of two from the line.
Funk scored 14, Hoffman added 11 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Army (11-17, 5-11 Patriot), which hit 10 of 24 3-pointers in winning its fourth against the Midshipmen in 10 tries.
Abdullah scored 18 points for Navy (15-13, 10-6), which made only 3 of 17 3-pointers.
On February 3rd, the WPSCF board voted Patrick Henson ('05) as the new secretary for the organization. Pat is filling the position vacated by Joe O'Connell when Joe became our new Vice President. Pat will be serving as the organization's secretary for the next year.
After transitioning from Ft. Benning/Active duty in the fall of last year, he began work as Executive VP of Veytec, a Cisco partner and network/communication integrator HQ in Orlando.
Pete Marion ('75) has stepped forward to chair the Founders Day committee for 2017. Pete has been involved with Founders Day planning in the past and has formed a great group year that will make this event a big success. Marc Angle ('99) has accepted the role as chairman of the Membership Committee and is kicking off the membership drive this week. Please give them your support.
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...