For the first time the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has interns from USMA. Cadets Thomas "TJ" Bordeaux and Christian Falk are spending three weeks at the Exchange's Dallas headquarters broadening their knowledge of cybersecurity completing their completing Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD).
"Having TJ and Christian here with us this summer is truly special—they are exceptional Cadets," said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull '73. "It is truly a privilege to partner with West Point for the first time on this program to help the Nation's future military leaders broaden their knowledge in their field of study and remind them the Exchange is there for them throughout their military career."
Bordeaux and Falk are already learning more about the Exchange and its mission of serving those who serve.
"When we get to our first unit and are commanding Soldiers, we can help them understand what the Exchange is there for—how it'll be there when they deploy, how it supports after-school programs and school lunches overseas," Bordeaux said. "It's a lot more than a retail outlet." Falk agreed. "Not everyone understands their benefits," Falk said. "The Exchange does a lot to help us."