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West Point Marshall Scholars​


Alex Brammer
(Class of 2014, Company D4, Scottsdale, AZ)
Marshall Fellowship

Alex is an economics major from Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to attending West Point, he served as an infantryman in the Army for four years, deploying to Iraq three times between 2006 and 2008. At West Point, he is studying economics with a focus on development with the hopes of continuing his education at Oxford upon graduation. In May Alex will enter the Aviation branch where he hopes to fly helicopters with the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. 


Ahmad Nasir
(Class of 2014, Company F1, Anchorage, AK)
Marshall Fellowship

Ahmad is an American Politics and Arabic double major, and was recently selected as a 2013 Truman Scholar. He is interested in studying military-to-military relations, and the Middle East and South Asia. Ahmad is the founder and head of Team Red, White & Blue Alaska – an organization dedicated to transforming the way veterans reintegrate into society through sports, team environments, and personal connectivity. As a cadet at West Point, Ahmad has worked as a congressional intern, studied abroad in Morocco, participated in a cultural exchange with the Sultanate of Oman, and is a member of the Army football team.  He speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi and aspires to be a South Asian Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

Jeremy Smith
(Class of 2011, Company B4, Grapevine, TX)
Marshall Fellowship
Jeremy was a Life Science with honors major while at West Point. He plans on obtaining a Master of Science in Modern Epidemiology at Imperial College of London.
Mel Sanborn
(Class of 2008, Company C-1, Wilmot, NH)
Marshall Scholarship
Mel has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship from the Boston Region.  Mel is a Chinese major, and will be attending the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London where he will pursue a one year Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy, and one year Master of Arts in Chinese Studies. This is especially good news for Mel, a prior enlisted Soldier who graduated first in his class from USMAPs, and whose age made him ineligible for the Rhodes.​
Charles Eadie
(Class of 2007, Company C-2, Santa Cruz, CA)
Marshall & Truman Scholarship
Charlie is an Economics major and serves as the Regimental Commander for 2nd Regiment.  Last summer, he participated in an internship with the Congressional Budget Office where he analyzed the Army budget and reset program. He is a member of the Sport Parachute Team and enjoys skydiving, snowboarding, and surfing.  A future Infantry Officer, Charlie will earn an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.​
Ethan Orwin
(Class of 2007, Company H-3, Toronto, Canada)
Marshall Scholarship
Ethan is a dual citizen (US/Canada) and a History major. He is the first USMA graduate to receive the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to the Marshall recipient that was ranked highest in the New York region.
He currently serves as a platoon leader.  Last summer, Ethan spent three weeks in Poland studying the history of the Holocaust and the Polish experience of the Second World War. He hopes to become an Army Foreign Area Officer or a civilian diplomat. He plans to work towards strengthening America’s relationships with its European allies. He will earn an MLitt in Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.
Matthew Martel
(Class of 2007, Company A-3, Lincoln, NH)
Marshall Scholarship
Matt is an International and Strategic History Major and currently serves as a Regimental Executive Officer. Last summer he served as the Cadet Basic Training Personnel Officer and spent three weeks at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. While at the Pentagon, Matt researched the nature and effectiveness of the current US force posture in the Middle East. Matt currently serves as the Training Coach of the Army Nordic Ski team. As a future Aviation Officer, Matt will pursue an MPhil degree in International Relations at the University of Cambridge to prepare him for a career as a strategic analyst in the Department of Defense.​
Kent Debenedictis
(Class of 2006, Company D-1, Boca Raton, FL)
Marshall Scholarship
Kent DeBenedictis is an International Relations and German double major with a Nuclear Engineering sequence. He spent the summer working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Policy branch. The summer before he served with the U.S. Army European Headquarters and with the 1-4 Infantry, both stationed in Germany. Kent also participated in the Foreign Academy Exchange Program to Germany. His cadet activities include the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, the Domestic Affairs Forum, and the German Club. The military positions he has held include Regimental Operations Officer, Company Commander, and Air Assault School Class Commander. A future Infantry officer, Kent plans to earn an MA in European Studies from the University of Birmingham and an MA in War Studies from King's College, London.​
Pete Crawford
(Class of 2006, Company H-3, Klein, TX)
Marshall Scholarship
Pete grew up in Klein, Texas, a suburb of Houston. His parents always supported he and his brother in whatever activities they pursued from sports to music to acting. From junior high, Pete played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and ran track and field in the spring. He spent the summers painting and repairing houses with a former football coach. In high school, Pete replaced basketball with musical theater and track with football off-season training. Attending a military academy had been a goal since he was very young, and on 1 July 2002, Pete realized that goal. At West Point, he spent time teaching Sunday School to fifth and sixth grade students, skydiving with the Parachute Team, and conversing with public officials in the Domestic Affairs Forum. From here Pete hopes to branch Infantry and lead in an airborne unit.
Anne Hammerstrom
(Class of 2005, Co. D-4, Hudson, OH)
Marshall Scholarship
Anne is a Physics major and currently serves as the 4th Regiment's Logistics Officer. Last summer she interned at the Defense Intelligence Agency, in the Directorate for Technical Collection. Although she spends the majority of her spare time rowing with Army Crew, she also enjoys participating in the Philosophy Forum and Officers' Christian Fellowship. Recently, she has been helping to establish a new mentorship club that will pair cadets with children who lost parents in the September 11th attacks. A future Aviation Officer, she will study for a masters degree in Science and Technology Policy at Cambridge and will conduct masters work in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.​