Thursday, December 4, 2014

Need a Champion for Ethic/Leadership Training

The West Point Society of Denver (WPSD) board is considering the implementation of a series of classes/seminars designed for high school student leaders.  The classes will generally address Ethics and/or Leadership.

We are looking for a person (or persons) to take the lead for the Society

The Washington D.C. Society has conducted a series of Ethics & Leadership for students for a number of years. They have developed lesson plans & materials to support that effort. They have offered to help other Societies start an offshoot program.  One of our Board members (Joel Martin, '01) has been on a number of developmental calls for this effort. He either has or can obtain copies of the lessons & materials.

The WPSD is considering offering either one (most likely scenario) or two sessions for local high schools in 2015.  The training will last either one of two days. Tuition for students will be free, Locations to be determined.

Action Desired:
We're looking for one or a few members of the Society to be the champions of this program for Denver - From creation, through funding and execution.

While the Board will be there to assist you, you'll be the one making it happen!

If you have the desire to either take the lead or form a part of the lead group for this important position, please contact either me, the President (Bob Walcott) or Joel Martin.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Dave Jackson

Friday, August 1, 2014

GEN David Petraeus comes to Denver

Colorado Remembers 9/11, featuring General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) presented by The Denver Post & the CELL. This commemoration will include a remembrance ceremony to honor lives lost and a forum in which General Petraeus will address Emerging Threats to U.S. National Security.
When:  Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00pm
Where:  Ellie Caulkins Opera House at The Denver Performing Arts Complex
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For questions about the event, please email the CELL at durban@thecell.org.
Thank you for your continued engagement!
Melanie Pearlman
David Petraeus Bio:
A highly decorated general and one of the most prominent combat commanders in American history, David H. Petraeus has dedicated his life to public service. He retired from the U.S. military in 2011 after serving 37 years. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, General Petraeus commanded the 101st Airborne Division. From 2004-2005 Gen. Petraeus commanded the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission-Iraq. Following this command he returned to the United States and guided the development of the Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual. He returned to Iraq to command the Surge for 19-1/2 months from 2007-2008. In the fall of 2008 he took over command of the U.S. Central Command, which oversees all U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central and South Asia. His final command was of NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan from 2010-2011. Upon retirement from the military Gen. Petraeus served as Director of the CIA for 14 months from 2011-2012. He currently serves as Chairman of KKR Global Institute and is a Professor of Public Policy at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College and the University of Southern California.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Military Academy Liaison Officer (MALO) Openings

Greetings from West Point:
I want to share with you an opportunity to continue to serve by working with the United States Military Academy Admissions Office as a Military Academy Liaison Officer (MALO).
MALOs are Active Duty and Reserve Officers who represent West Point in their community. MALOs come from a diverse population, representing all branches, ranks and sources of commission.  Additionally, reserve MALOs earn retirement points for their time and efforts on behalf of Admissions. All MALOs share a professional work ethic and a passion for assisting our young people make an informed decision that is best for them and best for our Army.
As the Director of Admissions, I am responsible for not only identifying quality applicants, but also ensuring that all candidates, regardless of location, military affiliation, or socioeconomic status, have access to information concerning the United States Military Academy (USMA) and Army ROTC.  I cannot do this alone. I need your help to get the word out about the college and career opportunities offered by the Army.
If you are interested in continuing to serve our Nation, contribute to the quality of the future Army Officer Corps, I ask you to consider serving as a MALO, join our MALO force, and begin making a difference in the lives and futures of the young men and women in your community.
Should you have any questions or want further information about our MALO program, please contact the West Point Reserve Affairs Office (reserveaffairs.admissions@usma.edu). Go Army!

                                                            Deborah McDonald
                                                            Colonel, U.S. Army
                                                            Director of Admissions


• Established in 1970
• Purpose: Use Army Reserve Officers as community-based outreach for USMA and ROTC ascensions
ü Encourage candidates to apply to West Point
ü Mentor candidates throughout the admissions and nomination processes
ü Work in partnership with assigned Regional Admissions Commanders
ü Support and augment Regional Diversity Outreach Officers
ü Develop informational network among guidance counselors and school administrators throughout assigned district(s)
• The IRR has up to 414 authorized positions for officers in ranks of O-2 thru O-6
ü No limit on TPU, IMA, or Mil-Tech officers
• Assignments made by congressional district, MALO must live in the assigned district
• Up through 2006 Admissions had over 400 MALOs assigned throughout the Nation
• Since 2006 the number of MALOs has decreased to 28 total active MALOs nationwide

Benefits to Reservists Participating in the MALO Program
• Reserve Affairs Officer position established within Admissions to manage the MALO Program
ü Supports the individual needs of MALOs throughout all reserve affiliations
ü Coordinates ascension of applicants from application through the review and approval process
ü Coordinates IRR/MALO attachment through HRC
• MALO opportunities available throughout all reserve affiliations
ü All MALOs receive initial training (onsite or distance learning)
ü All MALOs, regardless of affiliation, earn reserve points towards retirement
ü 404 positions available with attachment to Admissions
ü Unlimited TPU, IMA, Mil-Tech positions available for “points only”

• Belief in the West Point Mission
• Desire to support candidates, and Directorate of Admissions in identifying tomorrow’s leaders today.
• Willingness and ability to work within a team environment
• Willingness to represent the Directorate of Admissions at select public/private schools, college fairs, Congressional Service Academy Days, Admissions Information Meetings
• Willingness to facilitate and complete interviews with local competitive candidates

 Interested individuals should contact the Directorate of Admissions at West Point