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Center for Environmental and Geographic Research (CEGS) 

The Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS) is a research Center of Excellence established under the guidance of the Dean, United States Military Academy and the Department Head, D/GEnE. The Center is organized under the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and integrates the three programs (Environmental Engineering, Geography and GIS) for research and outreach to the academic and Army communities. The links below provide the Center's Mission Statement, Functions and Goals.
 
Mission: To facilitate the outreach activities and external scholarship of faculty, future faculty and cadets in areas related to teaching and learning in environmental and geographic sciences by serving as a conduit to the local community, the region, the Army and the nation in areas related to basic, applied and academic research.
 
CEGS Research Philosophy

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COL Steven D. Fleming
Director, Center for Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Department of Geography & Environmental
Engineering
 
Goals
  • Improve the professional development opportunities of the faculty by providing applied and academic research opportunities in areas relevant to the Army and academic community.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships between D/G&EnE, the Academy, the academic community, and the Army.

  • Assist in integrating the three programs within D/G&EnE.

  • Enhance the cadet education experience.

  • Act as a functioning center of excellence that meets the needs of the three programs within D/G&EnE.
  • Functions:
  • Promote environmental and geographical science outreach to the local community, the region, the Army and the Nation.

  • Coordinate, through Program Directors, to assist future faculty in research project opportunities for graduate school.

  • Advertise our expertise and accomplishments to the West Point community, the public, and the Army.

  • Support linkages to professional organizations throughout the nation.

  • Establish and maintain memorandums of agreement with all applicable Army organizations.

  • Conduct biannual research updates to include briefings, a newsletter and website.

  • Act as a repository and quality filter on USMA research updates/reports for research conducted in D/G&EnE.

  • Act as a functioning center of excellence that meets the needs of the three programs within D/G&EnE.
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    Research Report:
      
      
    Editor(s)
    Technical Analysis and Characterization of Southern Cayo, Belize for Tropical Testing and Evaluation of Foliage Penetration Remote Sensing Systems2011
    COL Steven Fleming, PhD
    Dr. Marguerite Madden
    Dr David Laigh
    Mrs. Phyllis Jackson
    MAJ Dustin Menhart
    Mr. Rodney Peralta
    CEGS Research Overview AY 2010-20112011
    COL Steven Fleming
    G&EnE Research Overview 2009-20102010
    COL Eugene J. Palka
    A Technical Analysis of Llano Carti, Panama, for Tropical Testing of Army Materiel, Equipment and Systems2007
    BG(R) W. Chris King, PhD, Panel Chair
    COL Eugene J. Palka, PhD
    Dr. James Juvik
    Dr. Russell Harmon, Panel Co-Chair
    Dr. Jan Hendrickx
    LTC Steven D. Fleming, PhD
    A Technical Analysis of Fuerte Mocorón, Honduras, For Tropical Testing of Army Materiel, Equipment and Systems2007
    BG(R) W. Chris King, PhD, Panel Chair
    COL Eugene J. Palka, PhD
    Dr. James Juvik
    Dr. Russell Harmon
    Dr. Jan Hendrickx
    LTC Steven D. Fleming, PhD
    Assessment of the Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG)2006
    LTC Steven Fleming
    A Technical Analysis of Suriname for Tropical Testing of Army Materiel and Systems2006
    COL W. Chris King, PhD, Panel Chair
    Dr. Russell Harmon, Panel Co-Chair
    Dr. James Juvik
    Dr. Jan Hendrickx
    COL Eugene J. Palka, PhD
    A Technical Analysis of Cerro Tigre and Altos de Pacora, Panama, for Tropical Testing of Army Materiel and Systems2006
    BG(R) W. Chris King, PhD, Panel Chair
    Dr. Russell Harmon, Panel Co-Chair
    Dr. James Juvik
    COL Eugene J. Palka, PhD
    Dr. Jan Hendrickx
    LTC Steven D. Fleming, PhD
    A Technical Analysis of Australia for Tropical Testing of Army Materiel and Systems2001
    COL W. Chris King, PhD, Panel Chair
    COL Eugene J. Palka, PhD
    Dr. Russell Harmon, Panel Moderator
    Dr. James Juvik
    Dr. Jan Hendrickx
    The Correlation between Regional Expertise and Land Navigational Capabilities2012
    MAJ Dustin A. Menhart
    Dr. Peter Siska
    COL Michael D. Hendricks
     
    If you have questions or wish to learn more about this Center, contact:
  • Colonel Steven D. Fleming
    Director, Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences
    steven.fleming@usma.edu
    (845) 938-2326