Aug. 2, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The leadership for the U.S. Corps of Cadets has been announced and there is a strong presence of athletes among the group.
Led by First Captain Lindsey Danilack, the cadet-athletes who will lead the Corps of Cadets includes teammates Alexandra Sutherland and Ian MacPherson, football player Thomas Holloway and baseball standout Jon Crucitti.
Cadets at West Point must apply, be nominated, and then interview for leadership positions among their peers before being appointed by senior staff.
“We are very proud of all of these young men and women who are serving the Corps of Cadets,” said Army Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Boo Corrigan. “These leaders of character have the work ethic to succeed on the field, in the classroom and now in leadership positions among their peers. This is the latest example of our cadet-athletes doing great things.”
Danilack, from Montville Township, N.J., is just the fourth female to serve as First Captain, the highest position in the cadet chain of command. She is responsible for the overall performance of all 4,400 cadets.
Sutherland, of Houston, Texas, has been selected as the Brigade S4 which oversees logistics for the Corps.
Holloway, a linebacker from Birmingham, Ala., will lead the Brigade Student Athletic Advisory Council, a group made up of team captains from the NCAA sports.
MacPherson, a middle distance runner from Belle Mead, N.J., was chosen as the Fourth Regiment Commander.
Crucitti, an outfielder from Salisbury, N.C., will handle responsibilities as the Third Regiment Command Sergeant Major.