Military Academy at West Point

General Raymond Odierno: College football opened doors for U.S. Army leader

When Gen. Raymond Odierno joined the football team at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1972, he hadn’t given much thought to a career in the Army. He didn’t come from a military family. He just wanted to play college football.

In their own words: Brian LoRusso

U.S. Military Academy graduate Brian LoRusso grew up on Long Island in New York and was barely a teenager on Sept. 11, 2001.

In their own words: James Flowers

Flowers was coach of the Army softball team when the events of 9/11 occurred. He retired from the athletics department in 2009 and witnessed his recruits take on a greater sense of purpose and a greater pride wearing the West Point uniform.

In their own words: Randee Farrell

Farrell was the senior captain of the Army women’s soccer team in 2001. She is a former marketing officer for the university and officer representative for the women’s soccer team

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