West Point Society of the San Francisco Bay Area

This is the official homepage of the West Point Society of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The mission of the Society is to promote fellowship among graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, who live in the San Francisco Bay Area; to continue to foster the ideas of West Point; and to support our Alma Matter.  BEAT NAVY!

Be Thou at Peace: Bill Schwartz

We regret to announce of fellow Bay Area Graduate, Bill Schwartz ‘59.  LTC William Schwartz, USA Retired, USMA 1959, Cullum 22621 passed away on December 5, 2014 in Oakland, CA.  Bill leaves behind his, wife, Mrs. Joyce Schwartz.

Bill truly exemplified the values and ideals of West Point.  He served on active duty for 21 years, including two tours in Vietnam.  Bill was a Professor at West Point in the Social Sciences Department from 1966 – 1969.  In retirement, Bill was an active Admissions Liaison Volunteer.  Just prior to the 2014 Founders Day Dinner, GEN Caslen presented a Certificate of Recognition to Bill, honoring his work in the Admissions Area.

Bill will be buried at West Point on Monday, December 15.  A service will be held in the Bay Area early in 2015.

A memorial page has been set up for “Ranger Bill”:                                                    http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1959/22621

Bay Area Cadet Raising Money for Tug McGraw Foundation & Running Marine Corps Marathon

Bay area native Cadet Jose Quintero-Garcia is planning to run the Marine Corps Marathon in October with 50 other members of Team RWB and needs to raise $1000 for Tug McGraw Foundation in order to participate 


The mission of the Tug McGraw Foundation is to provide resources and hands-on support, foster understanding, promote awareness, and stimulate research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors.

Learn more about Team RWB.

West Point Society of San Francisco Bay Area Donates $500 to Cause USA

Tom and Rose Ramos and John and Nell McBeth, both Class ’69, and 2 classmates from back east, left from the Presidio to ride their bikes across country to their 45th West Point Reunion at West Point.  They are hoping people will sponsor their ride by donating to “Cause USA”, a 501 (c)(3) organization that supports America’s wounded soldiers.  The organization was founded by 4 West Point grads, from the Class ’67. 

To learn more about the Presidio Gate to Point bike ride, go to: http://gatetopoint.tumblr.com