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Anela Arcari '91Anela Arcari '91

Anela Arcari is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division chief of staff. “Starting out as a second lieutenant to where I am now, I’m thrilled and honored, and I definitely have enjoyed it; I look forward (to) seeing where this takes me.”

She knew exactly what she wanted to be by age 13. Growing up, Arcari was a military brat. By the age of 12, she had lived more than half of her life outside of the United States, having the opportunity to live in Germany and travel to major European cities, doing things other kids her age had “never seen, never heard, never done.”

“I was coming into a small community where the kids had all been together since they were in kindergarten,” Arcari said. “I very much felt like an outsider at that point, and I realized that I saw the Army as a family, an extension of my family. It was when I was in eighth grade when I made the decision ‘I think I want to serve in the military. I want to go in the Army.’”

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William McIntosh IV '95William McIntosh IV '95
January 3, 2023

Has William McIntosh IV ’95 cracked the secret to living an extraordinary life? In his quest to serve others, the former pro hockey player has skated from California to Florida, helped train Navy SEAL candidates, and joined the search for missing persons. See the article "The Believer" in the Winter 2023 Norwich Record.

Tori Charron '14Tori Charron '14
January 3, 2023

After a pro season in Toronto, the 2014 grad signed on as GM for New Jersey’s Metropolitan Riveters. See "Tori Charron’s Rapid Rise in Professional Hockey" in the Winter 2023 Norwich Record.

Jeff Wichman '09 Jeff Wichman '09
January 2, 2023
Jeff shares "5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Manage a Team." Jeff is an experienced Incident Response Practice leader with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry currently working at Semperis. See the full article (links to

Philip Susmann '81Philip Susmann '81
December 21, 2022
We are proud to announce that Phil Susmann, President of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), was recently appointed by Vermont Governor Phil Scott to the State’s new Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council. See the full article on NUARI site.

John DiFederico '92John DiFederico '92
December 19, 2022
Town officials promoted Deputy Chief John DiFederico (left) as chief of police in New Canaan. The promotion, which follows the retirement of Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, took effect Dec. 31 and comes with standard three-month probationary periods, according to Commission Chair Paul Foley. See the full article (links to news site).

Greg Gaines M'98Greg Gaines M'98
December 18, 2022

Greg Gaines has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at E-Complish. A senior executive with 20 years of experience, Gaines, has excelled in leading organizations and teams to deliver excellence to clients while promoting sustainable growth.
See the full article (links to news site).

Dennis Smith '90Dennis Smith '90
December 2, 2022
Smith—after an impressive three decades as a coach in Middlebury, VT's MUHS football program, and head coach since 2008—is stepping aside. Smith's final season coaching the Tigers, his alma mater, was a successful one, leading Middlebury to the Division I state championship game as the tournament's No. 3 seed. See the full article (links to news site).

John “Fin” Eifert M'18
November 17, 2022
Eifert, a Norwich leadership alumnus, was named District Ranger for Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District. Los Padres is California’s second-largest national forest and one of the most heavily visited national forests in the nation. See the full article (links to USDA/Forest Service site).

Tony DiSotto M'11Tony DiSotto M'11
November 10, 2022
MBA alum, Tony DiSotto, has been appointed market president at KeyBank, overseeing and coordinating the banks go-to market strategy across its various lines of business and serve as the face and voice of Key in Maine. See the full article (links to news site). 

Jim Migliaccio '63; George Lyons '65 and Bob Shanahan '63Jim Migliaccio '63, George Lyons '65 and Bob Shanahan '63
November 9, 2022
Three Old Guard Alumni volunteer weekly at a local charity in Cunning, GA. Thank you, Jim, George Bob Shanahan for giving back to your community! The Place of Forsyth County is a full-service charity that has served the local community for almost 50 years by transforming and saving lives by helping clients become more self-sufficient. See more on Facebook. 

Amanda Conway '20 Amanda Conway '20
November 3, 2022
Amanda started Year 3 of professional hockey with Connecticut Whale over the weekend. “It was definitely a dream for sure to play professionally,” said Conway. “Guys get to grow up dreaming of playing in the NHL, so I think it’s great that girls now have that chance to grow up dreaming of playing here.” See the full article (links to news site).

Keith Aucoin '01Keith Aucoin '01
October 29, 2022
All Keith Aucoin wanted to do was remain in the game after he retired. His impressive playing career came to an end after the 2017-18 season. Aucoin wanted to continue in the game as a pro scout, which he became last month. The Colorado Avalanche hired him as part of their scouting department. See the full article (links to news site). 

Col. Matthew Braman '95 Col. Matthew Braman '95
October 27, 2022
During a visit to Norwich University on Oct. 25, Col. Matthew Braman, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commander for support, spoke candidly with senior cadets about leadership and career opportunities in the Army. “This was an opportunity for me to recruit quality leaders for the 10th Mountain Division and to do that at an institution that got me to where I am today,” Braman said. See the full article (links to news site).

Robert Morgalo M'12Robert J. Morgalo M'12
October 21, 2022
Master of Arts in Diplomacy alumnus Robert J. Morgalo proposes to build a $25 million movie studio in Tamaqua, PA. Read more about Morgalo's upcoming films and how he plans to compete with studios in Manhattan, New Jersey and New York's Hudson Valley. See the full article (links to Yahoo News). 

Adam Oliver '16Adam Oliver '16
October 19, 2022
Congratulations to Adam for accepting a new role with the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team as the team's strength and conditioning coach! The Stingrays are affiliates of the NHL's Washington Capitals and AHL's Hershey Bears. 
See the full article (links to sports news site). 

 Brigadier General (retired) Charles J. Masaracchia '92

BG (Ret.) Charles J. Masaracchia '92
October 6, 2022
Brigadier General (retired) Charles J. Masaracchia, has been named Director of Organizational Development for Boyer Commercial Construction. General Masaracchia commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry from Norwich University and then spent 30 years in distinguished service as an officer in the US Army. 
See the full article (links to industry news site). 

LtCol Mark Paolicelli, USMC 1996Lt. Col. Mark Paolicelli '96
October 5, 2022
Norwich alum Lt. Col. Mark Paolicelli reflects on his time in the military and as the longest-serving deputy commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
See post on LinkedIn or news article on 

Bill Hayden '91Bill Hayden '91
September 30, 2022
Bill was recently awarded the Washington State Bar Association Award for Professional Excellence (APEX) for his leadership raising awareness of injured veterans and pro bono work directly supporting injured veterans.
See more on YouTube. 

Doug Isbecque '72Doug Isbecque '72
September 12, 2022
Doug recently portrayed Colonel Mustard in the classic CLUE, On Stage at the Eagle Theater in Sugar Hill, GA in Metro Atlanta to sell out audiences of over 4,000. See more on Facebook. 

Michael Golden '09Michael Golden '09
September 11, 2022
Michael Golden was promoted to major in the Marine Corps component of the New York Naval Militia during a recent ceremony at the New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, NY.
See the full article (links to news site). 


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