BG Jebb came to Mahan Hall to present timely awards to MAJ John Case, MAJ Steven McCarthy, MAJ Courtney Razon, and to Dr. Kenny McDonald.
Dr. McDonald was recognized with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for his efforts in leading the development of the Cyber & Engineering Academic Center (CEAC). The CEAC is a 130,000-plus-square-foot, modern academic facility that will enable and inspire collaboration across disciplines. The CEAC, which will house the Departments of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Systems Engineering together under one roof. It will facilitate a powerful and broad impact within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarship and industry. Groundbreaking for the CEAC is scheduled for later this academic year. Dr. McDonald has been working to bring this vision to life since 2011.
MAJ Case was recognized with a coin and a certificate of achievement for his efforts in preparing DSE to transition to remote learning in March 2020. MAJ Case’s thorough analysis of DSE’s technology needs enabled a smooth transition, despite the lack of time and space for most instructors to prepare. MAJs McCarthy and Razon each received a coin in recognition of their efforts to build a simulation model that informed USMA senior leaders of the health and welfare implications of proposed Reception Day (R-Day) plans. Their model ensured the Class of 2024 was received and integrated into the West Point community with minimal health and safety impact on the rest of the West Point community.