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Message from the AD

Dear Friends,

As I prepare to begin my fourth year as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Army West Point, I am still amazed on a daily basis by the quality of the young men and women that I have the opportunity to work in support of every day. The maturity, determination, focus and poise of the young men and women here is remarkable. Watching them develop as scholars, athletes and leaders over the course of their 47 month experience at the academy serves as an inspiration to our coaches, staff, administration and myself. It is truly an honor to be a part of shaping our nation's future leaders.

The keys to becoming the future leaders of our great nation are engrained in the lessons taught every single day at West Point, both inside and outside of the classroom. We believe Army West Point Athletics is the best leadership laboratory because our cadet-athletes are measured each day "on the fields of friendly strife", providing them countless opportunities to apply the lessons learned through the classroom and training exercises.

Sport has a unique capability to transcend national and global cultural divisions. It brings people of different religion, race, political viewpoints, background and experiences together in ways that would seem otherwise impossible. It unites people of different languages with a common language, a common vision and a common goal despite their differences. It does this the same way that our Army does. The situated learning that our cadet-athletes receive through their experiences "on the field of friendly strife" are an invaluable element to their development into leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. Those lessons, those experiences "on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.

The importance of Army West Point Athletics to the Academy's mission is evidenced by the addition of the Women's Lacrosse and Men's and Women's Rugby programs, bringing the department to 28 total programs that have an impact on the experience of more than 1,000 cadets.

"On the fields of friendly strife" our teams combined for a 235-173-7 record for a .575 winning percentage, the highest in nine years. The 2013-2014 season saw four teams earn a regular season or tournament championship, three team and 14 individual NCAA Qualifiers, three cadet-athletes capture conference athletes of the year, six cadet-athletes capture conference rookies of the year.

Most importantly, we captured the 2013-2014 Star Series against Navy with a 12-11 advantage and 18-13 overall record. It is the first time Army has won the Star Series since 1995-1996 and the first time with an overall winning record against Navy since 2004-2005.

Your donation to the Army A Club and every ticket that you purchase directly impacts our ability to enhance our cadet-athlete's experience. Given the current government fiscal climate, we are being asked to pursue our mission with fewer appropriated resources while supporting more programs and cadet-athletes than ever before. As a result, your support is a crucial element of our ability to provide our cadet-athletes with the experience they deserve more than ever before.

While we have seen great success in achieving our fundraising and ticket sales goals, there is much more work that needs to be done. As a result, now more than ever before, your support is a crucial element of our ability to provide our cadet-athletes with the experience they deserve.

On behalf of all the young men and women that put on the Army West Point uniform, thank you for your unwavering support.

Be well - GO ARMY!

Eugene F. "Boo" Corrigan, Jr.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Army West Point