Every spring the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership hosts a GatherRING of past, present, and future faculty. This year the event will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on 19 April 2013 at Herbert Hall, West Point, New York. The event is intended to bring together great minds to innovate, network, and grow through the sharing of ideas, experiences, and collaborations. If you have served in the department in the past, currently work within the department, or will be joining us as part of your next assignment, then we hope you will join us on 19 April.
This year we are honoring LTC (R) Timothy O'Neill.
Timothy R. O’Neill was assigned to the Office of Military Leadership at the United States Military Academy in 1976 after eleven years as an armor officer, commanding tank and armored cavalry units in training and combat and serving on squadron and brigade staffs. He remained in his faculty position through the transition into the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, and was selected for permanent assignment. He was founder and first director of the engineering psychology program, and served in that position until his retirement in 1991. Since that time he has served as vice president of Provant, Inc., conducted counterterror training missions in the Gulf region, and worked as president of U. S. Cavalry Security Gear and Systems, Inc. He retired in August 2001 and came out of retirement in September of that year. Since that time he has served as a frequent consultant at West Point. He is now in his 42nd year of research and practice in applied camouflage, bringing special experience in visual biophysics to the design of advanced camouflage measures for the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Land Management; as well as Canada, Jordan, the State of Qatar, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and development of hunting camouflage for W. L. Gore Associates. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Virginia, is author of numerous articles and monographs on military and scientific topics and on Jungian depth psychology, and is the author of The Individuated Hobbit: Jung, Tolkien, and the Archetypes of Middle-earth and Shades of Gray (the only novel set in BS&L). He lives with his wife, Eufrona, in Alexandria, Virginia.
If you have questions about the GatheRING or would like to RSVP and did not receive our electronic invite, please contact MAJ Eric McCoy. Please make checks payable ($55 per person) to BS&L Cup and Flower Fund and mail to the following address by 23 March 2013:
c/o MAJ McCoy
601 Cullum Road
Admin Office 281
West Point, NY 10996