CDTs Rahmeel Cook and Lexi West interviewed the USCC Command Sergeant Major Kenneth Killingsworth, to gain insight into the US Army’s enlisted development process. The interview was part of the research phase of the cadet’s capstone project, which involves developing a strategy to help senior leaders at USINDOPACOM better understand the enlisted development process for partner nations.
This year, over 140 Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Systems & Decision Sciences, and Operations Research majors are working on 40 different cadet capstones. Each group works with an external client (such as USINDOPACOM, Mitre, and the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence) and applies systems engineering principles to solve a real problem or fill an organizational requirement. The cadet capstone is considered the culmination of a cadet’s experience in DSE, and many cadets consider it the most relevant and rewarding experience at USMA.