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West Point Chapter Founders

      The organizational meeting of the Hudson Valley/Connecticut Chapter was held on Sunday, 20 January 1980, at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum in Fishkill, NY. The Company members who attended this meeting agreed to form an area chapter, encompassing the Lower Hudson River Valley and Western Connecticut. It was decided to immediately apply for a charter with the parent organization and acting officers were selected. The first regular meeting of the Chapter took place, at the same location, Monday evening, 10 March 1980. Shortly theirafter, meetings were moved to The West Point Museum and the chapter was renamed The West Point Chapter.
      According to the late Bill Gladstone, each of the following men should be considered as Founders of the West Point Chapter:

Aimone,
Elting,
Gladstone,
Lang,
McAfee,
Menegaux,
Ryan,

Alan Conrad
John R. (D)
William (D)
Wendell Jr. (D)
Michael J.
George H. (D)
Joseph J.



Fellows of the Company

      Each year, at the annual meeting of The Company of Military Historians, the Board of Governors may designate any active or honorary member who, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, has clearly demonstrated substantial and positive accomplishments in one or more fields of activity for which The Company was organized; or who has displayed outstanding enterprise in furthering the welfare of The Company or the success of its programs, as "Fellow of The Company" in recognition and reward.
      Nominations for this honor are made from the membership and are selected, by the Board, according to established criteria.
      Members of the West Point Chapter who have achieved this honor and the year of their designation are as follows:

Elting,
Jensen,
Lang,
Leisch-Jensen,
Londahl-Smidt,
McAfee,
Pomerantz,
Ryan,
Weaver,

John R.
Leslie D.
Wendell Jr.
Juanita
Donald M.
Michael J.
Leonard
Joseph J.
Philip D.

1961 (D)
1990
1976 (D)
2007
1978
1971
1995
1984
2004


      Former/Retired Members of the West Point Chapter who have achieved this honor and the year of their designation are as follows:

Aimone,
Braisted,
Gladstone,
Lord, Jr.,
Spaulding,
Trexler,
Vebell,

Alan Conrad
Todd W.,
William
Llewllyn W.
Donald
Bart C.
Edward T.

1982
2012
1982 (D)
1967
2001
1986 (D)
1971



Distinguished Service Award

      In May 1974, the Board of Governors of The Company of Military Historians established a special Company honor, known as "The Company of Military Historians Distinguished Service Award," to recognize long and outstanding service to The Company. Eligibility criteria requires that the individual concerned has been a Fellow of The Company for a minimum of ten years; is not an officer or Governor of The Company; and has contributed services over and beyond that expected and received from the average member and Fellow. Nominations for the award are only made by the Governors and are referred to a committee for study and recommendation. When given, the announcement of the award is made at the Annual Banquet during the spring meeting.
      Members of the West Point Chapter who have received this award and the year presented are as follows:

Elting,
Londahl-Smidt,
Jensen,

John R.
Donald M.
Leslie D.

1982 (D)
2001
2010



Commendation Award

      First awarded in 2006, the Commendation Award recognizes outstanding service to the Company of Military Historians that brings distinction to the Company or a chapter or improves services to members. Any member in good standing is eligible for Commendation (including those who hold a CMH office, or position, or who have previously been awarded a Fellowship or Distinguished Service Award (DSA)). The member's work may have been a one-time contribution or continuing service over a period of time in one or more areas. A member can receive multiple Commendations.
      Any member in good standing may nominate, in writing, another member for a Commendation Award. They should detail the nature of the nominee's service and explain why it is worthy of special recognition.
      Members of the West Point Chapter who have received this award and the year presented are as follows:

Leisch-Jensen,
Figliomeni,
Whieldon,

Juanita
Michele
H.David

2010
2012
2014 (D)



(D) - Deceased

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