West Point Pinoy graduates with honors, joins PH Armed Forces

WEST POINT, NY — A Pinoy graduated with honors at the prestigious United States Military Academy.

As Fil-Am Don Stanley Dalisay finished his West Point education with pride, he also looked back at the situation in Marawi and says he couldn’t be more proud of the professionalism of the Philippine Army there.

He also says he looks forward to that one day he would lead those soldiers.

“What’s happening in Marawi right now, we’re being challenged, but I can’t be more proud of the professionalism that the Philippine Army is showing in clearing the streets of Marawi, and so that’s something that I look forward to that one day… I’ll be able to lead those soldiers.”

25-year-old Dalisay graduated in the top 5% of this year’s USMA class, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Cadet Award.

The Tingloy, Batangas native graduated with a 3.75 GPA,  a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, operations research, and with a minor in grand strategy.

In a separate commissioning ceremony, Dalisay also took his oath of office as 2nd Lieutenant Officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

After a break, Dalisay will pursue a masters degree program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, as one of 2017 Schwarzman scholarship recipients through West Point Military Academy.

Another step closer to his dream of becoming the future Philippine commander in chief.


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