The Design of Army-Navy

The Design of Army-Navy

PART 5 - ODE TO JOY

How’s everybody doing? It’s Thursday and I miss Army-Navy.

You know, the anticipation of this rivalry is really quite palpable.

At this time last week we were frothing at the mouth, chomping at the bit, and sitting on pins and needles waiting for this game.

And it’s terribly possible that the only thing more palpable than the anticipation, is the Army-Navy withdrawal the week following the game. I know I am not alone on this?

WEST POINT 100 | KIM JUNG | USMA 2008

ONE OF THE DEFINING MOMENTS IN KIM JUNG’S (’08) UNENDING LIFE ADVENTURE BEGAN WITH A DEPARTURE. IN HER DECISION TO GO TO WEST POINT, A REBELLION OF SORTS, KIM MADE A MAJOR DEPARTURE FROM THE CAREER PATH HER FAMILY EXPECTED OF HER. NOW, WITH COMBAT MISSIONS, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, A SHARK TANK DEAL AND A SUCCESSFUL, IMPACTFUL COMPANY UNDER HER BELT, KIM CONTINUES TO DEPART FROM EXPECTATIONS AND RELENTLESSLY CHALLENGE HERSELF AT EVERY CORNER

WEST POINT 100 | MIKE NEMETH | USMA 2004

CHANCES ARE, IF YOU’VE HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE OF SOME METICULOUSLY PLANNED, FLAWLESSLY EXECUTED, AND SMASHINGLY HILARIOUS PRANK ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY, IT WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF MIKE NEMETH (‘04). MIKE IS THE OZ-LIKE ORCHESTRATOR BEHIND AMAZON’S #1 BESTSELLING BOOK ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY (SPOILER: IT’S ENTIRELY BLANK), THE FAUX NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS CELEBRATING “GO ARMY BEAT NAVY DAY” (YAHOO! NEWS PICKED IT UP) AND THE LEGENDARY “BARRACKS LINEBACKER” VIDEO

Looking On In Wonder

Looking On In Wonder

"In East of Eden, John Steinbeck paints a picture of his hometown in Northern California—its landscapes, its smells, its sounds, its people. As a writer, I’ve always been jealous of his muse because my childhood home was never fully mine. How can I write about West Point when most of my experiences were on the outside looking in? How can a girl with no Class Ring touch the Long Gray Line?"

VOL II - CONTRIBUTORS

VOL II - CONTRIBUTORS

CADET was designed to be a collaborative endeavor. While VOL I was comprised entirely of images and articles attributed to the CADET team, VOL II proudly features the works of several individuals from the USMA community. Highlighting grads old and new, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share their talents with you.

Here’s a look at the contributors that helped make VOL II of CADET a success.

OUR NEW HQ - Washington, D.C.

OUR NEW HQ - Washington, D.C.

We have already begun to run into West Pointers at every turn - random happy hour near the White House: a West Pointer is there; waiting room at an eye doctor appointment: a West Pointer is there; walking down the hallway at the Pentagon: many, many West Pointers are there. 

So, if you call DC or NOVA home please, please, pretty please reach out. You and your stories are at the heart of this publication - we want to help tell your story. Additionally, we are always excited to work with the West Point community and Grad-owned businesses. 

Photographers for Class of 2018 Pinning Ceremonies

Photographers for Class of 2018 Pinning Ceremonies

You'll get 1-hour of photographic coverage of your son/daughter's bar pinning ceremony in the style of professional photographers Chris Pestel and Caroline Taft. During this 1-hour session you will get candid, photojournalistic coverage of your cadet's bar pinning as well as individual and family portraits. You can expect 50-75 quality images available for download via a web gallery within 24 hours of the session. This gallery can be shared with friends and family and can be used to impress everyone with high impact, professional images ready for your newly christened 2LT's graduation party.

Portrait of Creators

Portrait of Creators

HELP US WITH OUR MISSION TO LOCATE 100 WEST POINT CREATORS

Our sleeves are rolled-up, gas tank is full, cameras are poised and we've got approximately 147 questions queued-up. Our mission is simple. We want to meet, photograph and interview the creators, the innovators, the artists, the trendsetters, and the pathfinders within the ranks of the Long Gray Line.

The list is growing, but we could use your help: Do you know a West Point creator?

To Beat the Devil

To Beat the Devil

Rites of passage are important and plebe boxing is also the source of tremendous confidence, courage, pride, camaraderie and among the ranks of alpha males, bragging rights. Boxing is a great equalizer. Status vanishes. Race vanishes. Religion vanishes. And you are left with raw passion, physical prowess, and controlled agression. Enter that proving ground and no matter where you hail from, you are only in that ring. You’re from nowhere. Its just you vs your opponent…you vs yourself.