When the cadets with the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps defend their post during advanced training this summer, they’ll be standing alongside their cohorts from the U.S. Military Academy.
A partnership between Army Cadet Command and West Point will allow academy cadets to visit Fort Knox, Ky., for the Field Training Exercise portion of Advanced Camp. About 400 West Point cadets will attend the training this summer – up from 40 last year, when senior leaders ran a pilot program to gauge feasibility.
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Through thunderstorms and near-zero visibility, nothing seems to slow down 87-year-old Lt. Col. Wallace Ward, USA (Ret), as he trudges up and down the hills at the U.S. Military Academy with cadets nearly 70 years his junior.
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Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 35 years ago, returned this week to serve as the first black superintendent in West Point's 216-year history.
“I'm honored to command such a group of outstanding Americans,” Williams told the crowd gathered at the academy in West Point, New York, for his assumption of command ceremony on Monday.
Williams, a native of Alexandria, Va., and member of the Military Officers Association of America, is the academy's 60th superintendent. He replaces Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, who retired after serving in the position since 2013.
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