WPAOG Parent Handbook 2021-22

12 WEST POINT ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATES WELCOME I am excited to welcome you and your cadet to West Point and honored to provide you with the 2021–2022 Parent Handbook, which we hope you will find a useful tool to better understand the Academy and your cadet’s experience. This past year has been challenging, and our communities, our families, and the Academy have all been impacted. I truly appreciate in moments like these how the Long Gray Line comes together to support one another and our nation. WPAOG is the Academy’s alumni association and foundation. We provide programs to enhance the cadet years at West Point and an expansive range of services to graduates. I encourage you to take advantage of what WPAOG’s team in Herbert Hall offers, including monthly Parent Review e-newsletters, complimentary issues of West Point magazine (quarterly), WPAOG-hosted events such as activities during R Day, A Day, home Army Football games, Graduation, and more. WPAOG also raises funds for the Academy. Donations to the Margin of Excellence and the West Point Parents Fund have impacted every cadet at West Point, by supporting academic conferences, capstone projects, semesters abroad, cadet internships and cultural immersion trips, competitive academic teams, graduate scholarships, co-curricular teams and clubs, and Staff Rides. Because of donor support, over the past 20 years, WPAOG has delivered over 50 completed gift-funded buildings valued at over $250 million. These facilities and programs would not have possible without private support. Our Parent Giving Officer, Shelisa Baskerville, is a valuable resource for families throughout your time at West Point and I also encourage you to use WPAOG’s Parent Portal on our website to stay informed: WestPointAOG.org/ParentResources. We at WPAOG look forward to getting to know you and connecting the Corps of Cadets with the generations of heroes that preceded them. Wishing you and your cadet all the best, Todd A. Browne ’85 President and CEO, WPAOG