Unlocking the Power of the Long Gray Line
On March 19, WPAOG received a call from COL (Retired) Timothy Connors ’88 United States Army Reserve, Director at the National Guard Training Post at Camp Smith, in Peekskill. Tim was tasked with possibly setting up tents at Camp Smith to “cover all the flat space” as a temporary warehouse facility. Tim asked if the AOG could connect him with other Grads who worked in the following fields: Logistics and/or traffic management, trucking, and warehouse management.
AOG’s Career Services Division put out a call for action and received an immediate response from eight graduates. This information was provided to Tim. The Alumni Support Division provided a list of over 400 logistical positions that graduates hold, so that Tim could review the list, and let the AOG know if he wanted us to contact the with the graduate in the position, and make an introduction.
Tim connected with several graduates and gained invaluable information. He wrote a beautiful letter thanking the AOG, and his last paragraph below sums up his feelings about the Long Gray Line.
“I always tell people that West Point is a demanding Master. The moniker stays with you for a lifetime. Others will judge you by its standards--in both times of personal triumph and failure. But one can always count on our Alumni to collectively step up and do what's right for the right reasons. Their selfless service has been on display here. Being a part of it is worth every sacrifice made and hardship endured.”