Friday, August 19, 2016

Alan Sheinwald on The West Point Experience

Alan Sheinwald is a proud graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy.

West Point, or The United States Military Academy, is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in America. West Point has an over 200-year history of educating cadets, their name for their students, on several levels of excellence. West Point challenges it’s attendees educationally, physically, morally, and with a military discipline befitting of the best servicemen in the world.

Below, Alan Sheinwald describes the different aspects of West Point that make it one of the best learning centers in the world. 

Alan Sheinwald West Point


Cadets admitted to West Point are carefully chosen from highly qualified applicants from all parts of the United States. The academic rigor emanates from the base of core classes that teach both a technical balance with a humanities entity. Cadets can choose a major from over forty different categories and learn both with and instructor and through their fellow cadets with team building academic projects. The Senior Capstone project at West Point is known for being recognized locally and internationally. The students work as a team to solve real world issues based in the major in which they have chosen. Upon graduation, the cadet is awarded a Bachelors of Science and continues as a leader in theUnited States Army.

Career Readiness

Like all universities in this country, West Point highly focuses on career readiness for their cadets. Alan Sheinwald was passionate about starting his new career at West Point. The difference is these students are all focused on becoming active, valued Officers in the United States Army after graduation. To prepare them to lead soldiers, cadets are immersed in a military lifestyle from the moment they arrive at West Point. They serve their community as well as their school as members of the Corp of Cadets. Summers are not leisure times for West Point cadets; these students spend their summers completing multiple military training programs. For example, Alan Sheinwald completed Airborne and Air Assault training. The cadets of West Point, through active duty internships, constant year-long military training, and physical readiness programs graduate ready to lead their fellow soldiers as Officers of the United States Army.

Outside Of The Classroom

West Point offers more than just military training with an academic edge. West Point also has some of the leading sports, academic, religious, and diverse clubs in the country. Cadets are pushed to join these programs to broaden their understanding of the world, connect on a social level with their classmates, while working on projects that will provide a positive outcome to the community around them. During his time at West Point, Alan Sheinwald was inspired by playing sports. Later on, he became a volunteer softball coach for the physically and mentally disabled. 

West Point also boasts a Cadet Publication Program, which coordinates the production and sales of USMA publications such as Bugle Notes, Howitzer, Pointer, Wall Calendar, Mortar, and sponsorship for all extracurricular clubs through commercial coordination. These cadets are given a well-rounded experience of helping the academic community while practicing the morals and discipline of the United States Army.

Some of this country’s most valued members of society begin their lives as West Point cadets. By combining educational excellence, physical prowess, military training and extracurricular promise, students of The United States Military Academy are ready for the world when they step out of those doors. The officers produced at West Point can be relied on to lead our military in a moral, ethical, and proud manner in the name of the United States Army.

As a member of the West Point Alumni Association, Alan Sheinwald continues to spread the values he learned as a student himself, helping other students gain the same knowledge and inspiration he did years ago. 

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