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Top 10 Business Schools With the Highest Paid Graduates

A bachelor's degree in business can sometimes lead to a lucrative salary and going on to receive a master's tends to only boost that figure. According to College Factual, these 10 schools produce the highest-earning graduates more than any others. However, the list differs slightly from the website's best overall business schools, meaning a good business school is not always measured by how much graduates go on to earn.

1.     United States Military Academy     Location: West Point, N.Y.

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New commandant takes over at USMA

WEST POINT – Brig. Gen. John Thomson III has assumed command as the 75th Commandant of Cadets at the US Military Academy on Monday. Thomson, a 1986 graduate of West Point, is from Tyler, Texas. He holds a Master of Science degree in counseling and leader development from Long Island University.  His military education includes the German Army’s Tactical Warfighting Course, the Combined Armed Services and Staff School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School of the Joint Forces Staff College, and the US Army War College Fellowship program at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC.

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USMA cadets conclude “Beast Barracks”

WEST POINT – Parents, families, friends and spectators gathered along the street leading to the Superintendent’s residence at West Point to welcome the new cadets on their full gear march back from “Beast Barracks” or basic training. Brigade Commander Austin Walsh is the leader of all 1,200 new cadets. “The six weeks that the new cadets have gone through, the class of 2018, 1200 of them, this was their first glimpse into the academy,” Walsh said.  “So, what we’re doing there is stripping civilian identity, building them together as a team and teaching them what it takes to be a cadet.  Simultaneously, we had about 500 cadre members, so members from the class of 2016 and 2015, so our seniors and juniors, we call them ‘Cows’ and ‘Firsties.’ They were leading the training and they’re the preeminent focus on the training as their development is leadership.”

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West Point Band presents Labor Day concert

WEST POINT — The U.S. Military Academy Band will present its annual Labor Day concert on Sunday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. The performance will feature each component of the U.S. Military Academy Band, along with members of the U.S. Military Academy faculty, as well as internationally renowned pianist Marina Arsenijevic. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson. This concert is free and open to the public.

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Office Depot partners with jobs site to hire veterans

Office Depot is partnering with Military.com to provide job opportunities to veterans, the Boca Raton-based office supplier said Monday. Thousands of employment opportunities across Office Depot – including supply chain, sales, e-commerce, IT, human resources, marketing and retail among others – are now posted to Military.com’s Veteran Employment Center, where active and retired service personnel can view and apply. “The U.S. military is one of the best-trained work forces in the world, and our veterans have numerous skills and values that translate well to the business environment,” said Roland Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Office Depot. Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army as an aviation maintenance officer and pilot.

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Event in Atlanta to honor military's gridiron might

There is really good news for all college football fans. The College Football Hall of Fame will open in a grand new facility in downtown Atlanta on Aug. 23. The move of the Hall of Fame from South Bend, Ind., to Atlanta is a strong indicator that the center of gravity of college football has moved from the Midwest to the Southeast. The National Football Foundation, which is the parent of the College Football Hall of Fame, was founded in 1947. There were three leaders who were responsible for creating the NFF: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur; Col. Earl “Red” Blaik, the famous coach of the U.S. Military Academy football team; and Grantland Rice, the pre-eminent sportswriter of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. The NFF is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to promote and develop amateur American football on all levels throughout the United States; and to cultivate leadership, sportsmanship, enthusiasm for competition and the drive for academic excellence among America’s youth.

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'The Real Custer'

If ever a man personified the adage “Yesterday’s hero is today’s villain,” it’s George Armstrong Custer. Few people have been as polarizing in discussions of American military history as Custer is, even now, almost 140 years after his death. While it is tough to satisfy both sides in the argument surrounding his career and battles, James S. Robbins goes the fullest measure in attempting just that in “The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero.” Mr. Robbins takes us through Custer’s life, beginning with his simple farming background, continuing to his schooling at a fairly prestigious academy in Michigan and at West Point, and ends with his service during and after the Civil War.

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WP Class of 1964 & Others Seek National Park

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Military Academy Class of 1964 is urging Congress to take action on H.R. 4003, the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act. A class letter with 105 signatures is circulating among preservation groups and historians asking them to encourage the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on the bill and move it on so that it can be considered and enacted in this session of Congress. The bill seeks to affiliate sites in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that were part of the city’s defenses and related to the 1864 Valley Campaigns. By the end of the war, these defenses included 68 forts, 93 unarmed batteries, 807 mounted cannon, 13 miles of rifle trenches and 32 miles of military roads.

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Retention election dishonors our code

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the West Point Honor Code, which governed my four years at the academy and afterward as an officer. The code is short and simple: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.”  The code is simple because it can be — there is little nuance in the military. Everybody knows what cheating is, and we also know that truthfulness is essential. Even a small lie can get people killed. The second part of the code, the “toleration” clause, is perhaps the most significant part. It is not enough to be personally honest; an officer is obliged to report dishonesty by another officer, for he who condones falsehood is guilty of it.

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Top US Army band to headline Highland Tattoo

One of the most famous military bands in America - with a history dating back to the War of Independence against the British - are to be headline act at the Highland Tattoo. The Hellcats, part of the West Point Band and the US Army’s oldest musical organisation, will make their first ever visit to the UK in a distinguished 220 year history. The West Point Military Academy Hellcats ensemble of buglers, drummers and piccolo players will be playing a central role at the September event at Fort George, the biggest military tattoo in Scotland outside Edinburgh.

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