Black Knights Chapter

The Black Knights Chapter of AAAA is located at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and currently supports almost 200 chapter members. The Black Knight Chapter's main purpose is to mentor and professionally develop West Point cadets on Army Aviation at the United States Military Academy. The members strive to educate, inspire and develop key relationships with cadets who are interested in Army Aviation that will posture them for success as a future aviation leader.

Annual Events

  • AAAA Cookout during Branch Week - Chapter members cookout with cadets during branch week
  • Branch Night - Chapter members cookout with cadets during branch week
  • Post/BOLC Night - Chapter celebrates with AV seniors at Firstie club on USMA campus.
  • AV Send-Off/Golf Tournament - golf tournament and banquet before sending the seniors to flight school
  • Branch Meetings -  Chapter host guest to talk about AV related topics to cadets.

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Aviation staff, faculty, and cadets at West Point discussed the mission and roles of different Army aircraft, the role of Aviation Warrant Officers and NCOs, and Aviation Life Support Equipment at their annual hangar night on February 6th, 2019. Hangar night is conducted instead of post night for Aviation cadets and gives cadets the chance to learn from and socialize with the staff and faculty, in addition to getting to know each other before heading to Fort Rucker this Summer.

Chapter Officers

Full NamePosition
COL Richard MelnykPresident
LTC Christopher FuhrimanSeniorVP
CPT Caitlin M. WithenburySecretary
LTC Andrew T. BellocchioTreasurer
MAJ Jill M. RahonVP Scholarship
MAJ Jeremy D. PaquinVP Scholarship
MAJ Steven M. HoakVP MembEnrollment

Chapter Calendar

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Chapter Meetings & Events

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USMA Class of 2023 Post Night02/28/2023TBDView1260