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Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer '15Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer '15

The next Sgt. Maj. of the Army is a Green Beret with 4 valor awards, a Purple Heart—and is a Norwich alum! Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer ’15 will succeed Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston as the 17th Sgt. Maj. of the Army early in 2023.

The sergeant major of the Army is one of the service's most visible leaders, sitting at the intersection of soldiers' needs and policy and as the de facto public face for the enlisted ranks of the Pentagon's largest branch—taking frequent questions from the press and testifying on Capitol Hill—all while serving as the enlisted adviser for the Army secretary and chief of staff. Weimer joined the Army in 1993, earned his green beret in 1996 and served as a Special Forces weapons sergeant.

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Paul Mercer '65Paul Mercer '65 
August 19, 2022
Paul recently participated in Run to Home Base, raising over $5,600 for the cause. Home Base is Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. See more on Facebook. 

Chris Costa '84 - ABC news video screen shotCOL Christopher P. Costa (Ret.) '84
August 11, 2022
International Spy Museum Executive Director — and counterterrorism expert — Chris Costa ’84 was interviewed by two news sources this week for his expert opinion on the potential U.S.-Russia prisoner swap involving Brittney Griner, and on how US intelligence led the strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (links, respectively, to NPR news article / ABC News video). 

Keith Gelinas ’84Keith Gelinas '84
July 27, 2022
Keith, of Amazon Web Services, discusses the industrial cloud, Amazon leadership principles, and staying humble.
See the full article in The Norwich Record.

U.S. Army Reserve Retired Colonel William Lyons Jr. ’90, JD, MSS, MTUS, MSt

COL William F. Lyons, Jr. '90
July 20, 2022
U.S. Army Reserve Retired Colonel William Lyons Jr. ’90, JD, MSS, MTUS, MSt., is the new director of Norwich’s Center for Global Resilience and Security.
See the full article (links to Norwich news site).

Kelly (Bush) Exarhopoulos '10Kelly (Bush) Exarhopoulos '10 
July 20, 2022
Congratulations on a historic promotion for Officer Kelly (Bush) Exarhopoulos '10 to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Exarhopoulos has proudly become the first female Sergeant in the history of the Sherborn (MA) Police Department. See more on Facebook.

Steven Tiersch '13Steven Tiersch '13
July 18, 2022
Congratulations to Senior Officer Steven Tiersch '13 (right) on graduating at the top of his class from the Vermont Police Academy! See more on Facebook.

Ty Burke '03 / M'09

Ty Burke '03 & M'09
July 5, 2022
Ty is all in on eventing after taking up the sport two years ago. See the full article (links to news site).

Fle Master Chief David Isom '15David Isom '15 
June 30, 2022
Fleet Master Chief David Isom assumed his current duties as Command Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command on June 30, 2022. See the full article (links to USINDOPACOM site).

Scot R. Bemis '89Scot R. Bemis  '89
June 29, 2022
Scot, most recently vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer at Dartmouth College, has been named vice chancellor for human resources and institutional equity at Washington University in St. Louis. See the full article (links to site).

Andreas Bohman M '09Andreas Bohman M'09
June 22, 2022
Andreas Bohman, Vice President, University of Washington - IT & CIO, reflects on his career and lessons learned along the way: See the full article (links to UW Finance Transformation news/blog).

Ray Dionne ’61Ray Dionne '61
June 14, 2022
Ray's new book, Harvest Day, a has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
See the full article here (links to news site).

Noah Lucia '09
June 8, 2022
Noah's family karate studio (Beacon Hill, Boston, MA) has been sharing a love of martial arts with thousands of students for over 40 years. See the full article here (links to news site).

Miranda Otto '15Miranda Otto '15
June 1, 2022
Miranda Otto has been promoted to associate at Dykeman Architects (Everett, WA) where she will take a more active role in Dykeman's leadership and workplace dynamics. 
See the full article here (links to industry news site).

Tom Kelly '76Tom Kelly '76
May 31, 2022
Tom Kelly of Barre City (VT) announced May 26 he is a candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives. “I intend to represent the citizens of Barre City by bringing a more conservative voice to Montpelier and to the legislative process,” Kelly, a former Army officer and Vermont deputy prosecutor, said.
See the full article here (links to news site).

Brothers Gary (left) and Sam Passalacqua retired from Trombley Tire one day apart last month. They worked their entire careers in the business their grandfather started in 1941.Sam '78 & Gary '79 Passalacqua
April 20, 2022
Both brothers decided that last month would be the end of an era for the Passalacquas and the tire business. They ended their professional careers a day apart less than a month ago. “I was ready,” Sam Jr. (at right in photo) said. “When the business was sold again... it was changing. The (customers) were more demanding and less forgiving. It was not the same.” Gary (photo, left) said he was prepared to stop working as well.
See the full article here (links to news site).

Dr. Cindy L. Daniels, M'97Cindy L. Daniels M'97
April 12, 2022
Dr. Daniels, retired faculty member and author from SUNY Canton's School of Business and Liberal Arts, has been selected as the 2022 Honors Convocation namesake. The Cindy L. Daniels Honors Convocation will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, and pays tribute to the best and brightest students at SUNY Canton. Daniels will be both a guest and will provide words of advice for the students. See the full article here (links to news site).

George Koshivas '87George Koshivas '87
April 12, 2022
George Koshivas has been appointed to the board of directors at BankGloucester. Koshivas is chief financial officer for Yell-O-Glow Corporation, a wholesale grocery, fruit and vegetable distributor in Everett, Massachusetts.
See the full article here (links to news site).

Brennan Grimley '20Brennan Grimley '20
April 12, 2022
Brennan Grimley, of Grafton, MA (photo, far right) has been offered a position as an officer in Hopkinton, MA Police Department. Grimley previously served as a college intern with the Hopkinton Police while studying at Norwich. Brennan is the nephew of LTC John T. Campbell, USA (Ret.) '72. See the full article here (links to news site).

Erica Racine '09Erica Racine '09
March 24, 2022
Alpine Environmental announced it recently welcomed Erica as a client services administrator.
See the full article here (links to industry news site).

Joseph A. Gallant '20Joseph A. Gallant '20
March 21, 2022
Joseph has graduated from the Police Academy in North Carolina, and will be a Patrol Officer for the city of Greensboro, NC.

Joshua Tipton M'08
March 10, 2022
Josh has been officially appointed to serve as the vice principal at Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, TN. See the full article here (links to news site).


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