Monday, October 15, 2018

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities - John Mearsheimer

Hi Folks, My new book — The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities — is now out from Yale University Press.

I have three items to pass along regarding the book, which you might find interesting:

#1) I did an interview on the book with Chicago Public TV on September 25. Here is the link for that show.

#2) I did an interview on the book at the Hoover Institution in its DC office, which C-Span taped. Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School is the person who interviewed me. Here is the link for that show:

#3) The National Interest, a well-known foreign policy journal, ran a short excerpt of the book that gives you a good sense of what it is all about; Here is the link for that excerpt: 

Finally, "Intelligence Squared," which runs high profile debates about important public policy issues, held a debate in NYC on September 20 dealing with the state of US foreign policy. I was one of the debaters. The show lasts about an hour, but it is quite interesting, mainly because of the diversity of views. Here is the link for it:

I hope that this note finds everyone well.

All the best. John

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ring Melt for USMA 2020 - Our 50 Year Affiliate Class

Gil Harper SENDS:
LTC (Ret) Ron Turner, USMA’58, proposed the Ring Melt. In his words, "West Point invented the concept of the class ring in 1835, and we, her graduates, have all experienced the thrill of finally earning the right to wear our own West Point class ring with pride ever since …the symbol of membership in the Long Gray Line. Perhaps we would have been even prouder had our new class rings included traces of the gold from rings of past graduates — some of whom served many years before”
The ring melt allows graduates or graduate’s families to bequeath the West Point Class Rings for the specific purpose of incorporating the gold into the class ring of future graduates so that future graduates will wear rings containing gold worn by other West Pointers, some of whom have joined the “ghostly assemblage.” 
The Class of 2020 Ring Melt will be held in January 2019 at West Point. Thirty-eight rings have already been donated for this year’s Melt, including six from our class – two from classmates who are still with us and four from those who have gone before. 
To be included in the Class of 2020 Ring Melt, rings (with stones removed) must be provided to the AOG with a memorial statement for a deceased classmate and a biography for a living donor not later than 1 November 2018. Additional information is available at
I attended a Ring Melt Ceremony when we donated my father’s ring. It is a moving and memorable experience.
Gil Harper

Coast Guard Academy's equivalent to the USMA Affirmation Ceremony for members of our Affiliate Class (USMA 2020)

Classmate Ed Kelly represented USMA 1970 at the Coast Guard Academy's equivalent to the USMA Affirmation Ceremony for members of our Affiliate Class (USMA 2020) spending the semester there, presenting them with our USMA1970/USMA2020 coins: 1) Members of the Class of 2020, from left to right, Joseph Sing, Adam Koop, Dade Mortimer, Dorothy Dennis 2) Commandant Wethers speaking adjacent to their ring mock-up, Which he admitted copying from USMA 3) Interior of Leamy Hall, probaby the CGA equivalent of Cullum Hall. Class crests on the wall. The ceremony was attended by USCGA Cadets as well as AFA and Navy exchange students. Spirited and friendly bunch 4) Distributing Class Affiliation Coins to each member of the Class of 2020 5) Me swearing in the four USMA cadets doing a semester exchange at the Coast Guard Academy. In the foreground is LTC Scott Anders (Ret.), President of the WPSC. That is the Thames River in the background looking across to the Navy Submarine Base Groton. 6)With the USCGA Commandant, CAPT Wethers

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Army Scholarship Foundation Award List 2018-2019

Release date: 30 August 2018
For more information contact: Jeff Gault 703-587-5181

Release date: 30 August 2018
For more information contact: Jeff Gault 703-587-5181

Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the award of two hundred and five scholarships to children of US Army soldiers and veterans and spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers.  Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year were awarded to deserving Army family members as follows:

The Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship to Nelcy Avila of Waldorf, MD. 
The Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown Memorial Scholarshipto Celina Quinones of Kissimmee, FL.  
The Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarshipto Katherine Dooley of Danville, VA.  
The Alan Robert and Veronica Lenox Cotariu Memorial ScholarshiptoEunice A. Figueroa of Beaufort, SC.
The Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green Memorial Scholarship to Kai Esquerra of Ft Hood, TX.  
The Staff Sergeant John F. Kusior Memorial Scholarshipto Elyse Gaccione of Allen, TX. The Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarshipto Kevin Diette of Richford, VT.  
The Perot Family Scholarshipto Sarah McCainof Chattanooga, TN.   
The Captain Jennifer Schafer-Odom Memorial Scholarshipwas awarded to Kristian Viljanen of Morrisville, VT.
The Sergeant Andrew Topham Memorial Scholarship to Sierra Mullin of Nashua, NH.  

The 173d Airborne Honorary Scholarshipto Tara Clark of Southgate, MI.  
TheAssociation of the US Army Audie Murphy North Texas Chapter Honorary ScholarshiptoChrissherra Mills of Converse, TX.
The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarshipto Kathleen Velez of Miami, FL.  
The Bell Honorary ScholarshiptoBrianna Coleman of San Antonio, TX.  
TheMaster Sergeant Neal Benson Elbit Systems Honorary Scholarship to Alina Burch of Waterloo, IA.  
TheGeneral Dynamics Corporation Honorary Scholarshipto Jessica Dennyof Fallbrook, CA.
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The KBR Honorary Scholarshipto Shannon Sullivanof Austin, TX.  
The Mary Kay Corporation Honorary ScholarshiptoKamari Esquerra of Killeen, TX.   
The Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Scholarshipto Matthew Schaeferof Stafford, VA. 
TheRaytheon Company Honorary ScholarshiptoCormac Mahoneyof Bethesda, MD.
TheUSAA Honorary Scholarshipto Miranda Navarro of Chubbuck, Idaho.  

Fluor Corporation Honorary Scholarshipswere awarded to eleven Army family member students:

Simone Anderson of Groveton, GA.
Venus Cariaso of Fort Collins, CO.
Marcus Edge of Raleigh, NC.
Lawrence Eiden of Ann Arbor, MI.
Armando Ennis of Grenwich, NY.
Kelly Ingle of Plains, GA.
Brett Leasure of Korea.  
Tymber Long of Lincoln, NE. 
Kenndera Rediske of Ft Wainwright, AK.  
Daisha Smithof San Jacinto, CA.  
Orianna Smithsonof Lewisport, KY.  

Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund Memorial Scholarships were awarded to 60 Army family member students:

Joshua Avery of Newport News, VA.
Britteny Beckof Greenbrier, AR.
Matthew Bogueof Clarion, PA
Courtney Bonine of Elizabeth, CO.
Makayla Brownof Vicenza, Italy
Ashley Bullardof Gonzales, TX. 
Johanna Burrof Atlanta, GA.
Carissa Carlinof Humboldt, NE.
Billie Clark of Lawrenceburg, KY.
Jacob Clarkof Camp Zama, Japan
Amari Clarkeof Killeen, TX.
James Crayton of Offutt Air Force Base, NE.
Olivia Crayton of Offutt Air Force Base, NE.
John Dawiczykof Honolulu, HI.
Nicole Delmolinoof Fayetteville, NC.
Ashlyn Dornof Wasilla, AK.
Jacob Dubof Owatonna, MN.
William Dyerof Newman Grove, NE.
Tyler Ehrigof Bulverde, TX. 
Alexandra Evansof Hopkinsville, KY.
Boone Evansof Liberty, MO.
Naomi Falkenbergof Sutton, MA.
Dalton Goser of Jefferson City, MO.
Paul Grayof Houston, TX.
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Cherish Higgsof Oak Grove, KY.
Veronica Hodge of Cleveland, TN. 
Casha Huizar of Austin, TX.  
Elias Irick of Fort Eustis, VA.  
Brandon Jacksonof Columbia, SC.
David Jewett of Miami, FL.  
Yenah Joe of Camp Walker, Korea.  
Joshua Joeof Fayetteville, NC.
Emily Johnsonof Manassas, VA.
Kezia Johnsonof Charlotte, NC.
Sarah Katsiyiannis of Carlsbad, CA.  
Emily Kimof Lacey, WA.
Bethany Kimmey of Tyler, TX.  
William Kimmey of Tyler, TX. 
McKayla Kraftof Whispering Pines, NC. 
Celena Krieg of Louisville, OH.  
Rayanne Kuhner of Kaiserslautern, Germany.  
Sang Leeof Lace, WA.
Soo Lee of Ft Lewis, WA.  
Darby Linnof Colorado Springs, CO.
Tatum Lofferof Dothan, AL.
Faith Maddoxof Topeka, KS.
Allie Manchester of Wade, NC.  
Jada McLeodof Eastover, NC.
Allan Piri of Blanket, TX.  
Julia Quayleof Fayetteville, NC.
Samuel Ratheof Lincoln, NE.
Casey Roarkof Concord, CA.
Jennifer Saldanaof Washington, DC.
Josephine Sihnerof Challenge, CA.
David Sobczak  of Fayetteville, NC.  
Kimberly Sobczak  of Fayetteville, NC.  
Kailee Southworthof Cameron, NC.
Georgia Stenberg of Alexandria, VA
Dakota Walkerof Waco, NC.
Savannah Williamson Chadbourn, NC

Additional Scholarships were awarded to 113 Army family member students:

Jelton Alfonso of Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Adelyne Anderson of Fredericksburg, VA
Dane Anderson of Fredericksburg, VA.
Jessia Avila of Waldorf, MD.
Alexis Ayalaof Corpus Christi, TX.
Brooke Bainof Florence, AL.
Riley Beausoleilof Elizabethtown, KY.
Mychael Bellof Waldorf, MD.
Natheniel Berryof Pinehurst, NC.
Renee Blodgettof Hilton, NY.
Eve Bonneyof La Plata, MD.
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James Bonneyof La Plata, MD.
Kaitlynd Budzikof Cleveland OH.
Zane Bullof Douglas, WY.
Robert Buseof Saltillo, MS.
Taylor Camidgeof Hope Mills, NC.
Breigh Campbellof Carrollton, VA. 
Joel Cardenasof San Antonio, TX.
Zachary Chapinof Jamestown, ND.
Ashlie Chastainof Baker City, OR.
Zachary Chismof West Monroe, LA.
Matthew Clarkof Lawrenceburg, KY.
Seth Clarkof Broomfield, CO.
Peter Cookof Toledo, OH.
Sarah Crewsof North Augusta, SC.
Ashton Davisof Ellerslie, GA.
Brianna Davisof Whitney, TX.
Lillian D’Uvaof Burlington, NC.
Matthew Echevarriaof Carlisle, PA.
Angel Esquibelof Brownsville, TX.
Katelyn Fauskaof Fountain, CO.
Mickalea Frawnerof Paducah, TX.
Caleb Grahamof Pooler, GA.
Elijah Grahamof Pooler, GA.
Gabrielle Griffinof Copperas Cove, TX.
Zoe Halloranof Fort Benning, GA.
Kayla Hollemanof Waldorf, MD.
Michael Holtof Stewart, VA.
D’Andre Housselof Covington, GA.
Madalyn Jacobsof Spokane, WA.
Tyrell Jenkinsof Henrico, GA.
Dontae Johnsonof Virginia Beach, VA.
J’Kory Johnsonof San Antonio, TX.
Octavia Johnsonof Fort Belvoir, VA.
Aleena Kearnsof Cannot Falls, MN.
Haley Keefeof Redding, CA.
Cassidy Kingof Huber Heights, OH.
Jessica Kirkof Carlisle, PA.
John Kirchbaumof Canton, OH.
Zoe Koonsof El Paso, TX.
Breanna Kramerof Mifflinburg, PA.
Madeleine Kreissof Oswego, IL.
Dalton Krum of Mount Pleasant, IA.
Shane Leabchof Saint Cloud, MN.
Brooklynn Loposser of Sevierville, TN.
Samuel Maldonadoof Richmond Hill, GA.
Alexis Masonof Meridian, ID.
Katelyn Mayesof Elm Mott, TX.
Andrew McCauleyof Yelm, WA.
Destiny McElrathof Harker Heights, TX.
Dallas McNealof Eagleville, MO.
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Christian McReynolds of Hoover, AL.  
Danielle Medfordof Paducah, TX.
Ella Meyerof Dow City, IA.
Annastasia Miltonof Papillion, NE.
Elizabeth Miltonof Papillion, NE.
Jakob Miller-Ulrichof Clermont, FL.
Kevin Monahanof Ridgeway, VA.
Andre Morganof Evans, GA.
Sierra Mortimerof Milford, KS.
Alfred Munaof Camp Zama, Japan
Mayre Newcombof Mount Vernon, OH.
Mitchell Osbornof Clarksville, TN.
Kiana Palmerof Phenix City, AL.
Gyu Ri Parkof Korea
Blake Parkerof Crestview, FL.
Mason Perezof Junction City, KS.
Colton Piriof Blanket, TX.
Sydnee Prayorof Clifton, VA.
Audriana Puenteof New Bern, NC.
Mattie Redingof Elizabethtown, KY.
Abel Reynosoof Fayetteville, NC.
Diane Rodriguezof El Paso, TX.
Mason Rossonof Mountain Home, AZ. 
Lacey Rouseof Dimondale, MI.
Britney Rush of Lawton, OK.  
Roni Sabish of Hubert, NC.
Wryleigh Shearin-Andersonof Imperial, MO.
Andrew Sheddof North Reading, MA.
Taneea Slaughterof Mansfield, TX.
Holly Slatteryof Grass Lake, MI.
Jerrell Smithof Jonesboro, GA.
Mariah Smith of Clarksville, TN.  
Abigail Solomonof Montgomery, AL.
Brianna Stevensof Marana, AZ.
Nathaniel Stuckyof Fort Bragg, NC.
Megan Sullivanof College Station, TX.
Jordyne Vanceof Lynchburg, VA.
Ryan Waguespackof Frederick, MD.
Cheyenne Williamsof Grand Prairie, TX.
Kaila Wilsonof Hope Mills, NC.
Laura Woltjerof Spicer, MN.
Sean Yankawayof Hope Mills, NC. 

Kaylee Hogsed of Fort Lewis, WA.  
Stephanie Kraynakof Vicenza, Italy.
Sarah Locklearof Colorado Springs, CO.
Jessica Matsonof Newman Grove, NE.
Arryonna Pinkneyof Oak Grove, KY.

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Januari Bakerof Alrington, TX.
Hannah Peoplesof Southern Pines, NC.

Association of FDIC Alumni Scholarships:

Seth Gustavsonof Ocala, FL.
Vanessa Whiteof West Palm Beach, FL.
Jerrell Underwoodof Sanford, NC.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers.  The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughtersof US Army soldiersand Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is operated by an all-volunteer staff, with overhead costs of less than 5%.  The Foundation is sustained by the generous donationsof its supporters.  Tax deductible donationscan be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 1700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230 or on line

Friday, August 24, 2018

"Ring Melt" Information for USMA 1970's 50 year Affiliate Class USMA 2020

Our affiliate, USMA 2020, will get their rings 1 year from now. Any USMA 1970 rings for the “ring melt” (rings to be melted without the stones to be combined with the USMA 2020 rings), see for further information.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Louis Francis Sauter, III September 21, 1947 - June 17, 2017 (USMA 1970, A3, Cullum # 29204)

Louis Francis Sauter, III September 21, 1947 - June 17, 2017 (USMA 1970, A3, Cullum # 29204)

Jim Oxley just discovered this sad news.  Happened over a year ago.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Army Scholarship Foundation

Release date: July 30, 2018
For more information contact: Jeff Gault at 703-587-5181 or

The Army Scholarship Foundation has awarded its 2017-2018 Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarshipto Mr. Kevin M. Diette of Richford, Vermont.   Kevin’s father is Sergeant First Class Kevin Diette, who is serving on active duty with the Vermont National Guard.  Kevin is a freshman at the Northern Vermont University in Johnson, VT, he is majoring in theater arts.  

Scott M. Love was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and graduated from high school in Huntsville, Alabama.  He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the US Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist.  In 2003, Scott attended Officer Candidate School. Following completion of OCS and other courses at Fort Benning, Scott was assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005 with Scott's platoon assigned as part of Task Force 1-35 Armorwhen he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2006.  

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughtersof US Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters.  Tax deductible contributionscan be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.  Those wishing to learn more about the Army scholarship Foundation or to make a tax deductible donation may visit