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Sawyer Madsen Receives Appointment to USMA at West Point

Georgia Military College junior college cadet Sawyer Madsen has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  The official word came from Congressman Doug Collins who called Sawyer with the good news on January 21.

Cadet Madsen, from Gainesville, Georgia, came to GMC for the 2015 fall term via the West Point Scholar Program, an extremely competitive program that allows aspiring West Point Cadets another year of academic preparation prior to attending the Academy.

COL Ralph Kauzlarich, GMC-Milledgeville Executive Director, said, “Sawyer is our first West Point Scholar in over eight years.  Given his character and successful completion of 75 credit hours of intense academic instruction this year, he will represent all of us well as he endures the next four years of the Academy’s rigorous academic, leadership and physical fitness development programs.” 

Sawyer is the fourth cadet in four years from the Junior College Corps to depart GMC and begin the journey to become a U.S. Army Commissioned 2LT and graduate from the Academy.  The previous three GMC cadets are: former Regimental Commander Logan Trust who departed GMC in 2013 for the West Point Prep School and is now a member of the Class of 2018; former Regimental Commander Robert Koontz who departed GMC in 2014 and is also a member of the Class of 2018; and John (JD) Mote who was GMC’s star football punter, departed GMC in 2015 and is playing for the Army Team as a member of the Class of 2019.  Sawyer will enter the Class of 2020 on Reception Day scheduled for the last week of June 2016.