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This article is reposted from NBCNews.com (http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/darryl-williams-man-who-will-lead-war-ebola-n204951)
The man tapped by President Obama to lead the war on Ebola is a long-time Army leader who has experience on the battlefield, in Africa, and the medical arena. Major General Darryl A. Williams just took over command of U.S. Army Africa, in June, and on Tuesday it was announced that he would set up a command center in Monrovia, Liberia, and oversee as many as 3,000 military personnel who will help with training new health workers and setting up new facilities. "He just arrived today and is now on the ground in Liberia," Obama said of Williams and "Operation Unified Assistance" on Tuesday. "And our forces are going to bring their expertise in command and control, in logistics, in engineering." After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1983, Williams became a field artillery officer and platoon leader based in Scheinfurt, Germany, according to his Army bio.
Many of you might remember last year on September 14, 2013 when 5th ranked Stanford visited Michie Stadium and was a 30 point favorite to beat Army. On that day Stanford went into the locker room at the half only leading by 7. "The Black Knights led 6-0 early and kept the game close most of the way before Stanford pulled ahead for a 34-20 victory [ESPN Sports ]" . It was quite a game to watch. This year we had expectations but knew it would be a difficult day. Army defense played well early on but Stanford was too much for us on this day as we were shut out 35-0.
Below is the Postgame Quotes from goARMYsports.com. More pictures are posted at the bottom. You can click on the pictures to see a larger view. Come join us at Gator's Dockside in Baldwin Park for the next game!
Head Coach Jeff Monken
(ref.: great effort, just the wrong side of the scoreboard)
"I don't know. Effort will be something that we'll have to see when we watch the film. I hope our guys played hard. But bottom line, they were more physical than we were when we were trying to block them. We had a difficult time, and they were blocking us, we weren't doing a great job getting off blocks all the time."
(ref.: they do anything that surprised you that you didn't expect)
"Nope. It's exactly what we expected. It's what we practice for all week, but they were just better."
Another well deserved award for Conrad Taylor. The following comment from Conrad was posted on our Facebook page.
Every time I forget about PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance, convinced that there is nothing more worth sharing, a surprise happens! Yesterday, I learned that Readers' Favorite - reviewer of books for the likes of James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Random House, Harper Collins, etc. - has awarded its highest 5-Star rating to PATH to FREEDOM.
Their high recommendation helps to signal that your encouragement and support has not been in vain! Appreciate the "assist" very much. Thanks!
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1956 | 1978 | 1983 | 1989. Class Notes
Colonel R. Taft Blackburn has joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a Research Staff Member in IDA’s Intelligence Analyses Division. Blackburn is a member of the Foreign Area...
Darcy Anderson has been appointed as a new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony in the Perot Building January 8. The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of...
Department of History Assistant Professor Laura Hooton and CPT(P) Jessica Cook travelled with West Point - The U.S. Military Academy cadets to Ellis Island and southern Manhattan to study the...
COL Musteen gave an evening lecture summarizing the major challenges of the 1777 Saratoga Campaign before four instructors led different tours of the battlefield itself. Cadets participated in...
Army head coach Jeff Monken has announced the addition of Shiel Wood to the coaching staff. Wood will work with Nate Woody on the defensive side of the ball.
Wood, a former assistant coach...