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Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD)
 
 
Cadet Eric Fenton meets with Congressman Paul Ryan during his summer 2014 AIAD.
Cadet Colton Giordano talks with some residents of Monrovia, Liberia during a summer 2014 AIAD.
Cadets participating in the summer 2014 Kimsey Scholar Program in Washington, DC.
Cadet Kristopher Reed enjoys some free time during an AIAD to United States Pacific Command (PACOM) in Hawaii.
CDT Bailey Widman and Mr. James Kimsey meet with General (Ret.) David Patreaus
 
 
Law graduates tell us that some of their most valuable and memorable experiences as cadets involved their summer internships, or AIADs (Academic Individual Advanced Development.) These opportunities to observe, learn and gain practical experience are powerful and instructive for our future military leaders.

The Center for the Rule of Law offers different types of AIADs.
Point-to-Point - this program sends two cadets to work with local citizens in the distressed slums of the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia. They collect data and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a specific area of Liberia's legal system.

aiad_main.pngWar Crimes Staff Ride - a seven-nation educational tour through Europe immerses several cadets in the practical and legal realities of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Visits to sites of mass graves and talks with survivors of conflicts helps cadets to comprehend the importance of international humanitarian law. 

The Civil Rights Staff Ride - takes Cadets to various historical locations within the US to study the development of the Civil Rights movement and military interaction with domestic affairs.
 
Washington, D.C. placements - selected cadets each year are fortunate to work at such sites as the Supreme Court, Congressional offices and the U.S. Secret Service.
 
District Attorney Offices - each year about 25 cadets return to their hometown area to gain meaningful experience working in their local District Attorney's office.
 
Grades are determined based on a journal of daily activities, the quality of the work actually performed during the internship, and a briefing which is presented to the department faculty upon the cadet’s return.
For more information, please contact Colonel Dave Wallace, AIAD Team leader, at (845) 938-3398 or David.Wallace@usma.edu.