Assemblymember Lavine Recognizes West Point Cadet from Long Island

Albany, New York – A Long Island cadet at the United States Military Academy is recognized by the New York State Assembly. CDT Gregory Kies of Plainview was introduced by his Assemblymember, Charles Lavine (D-North Shore) as part of West Point Day on April 26th. Kies was joined by several other cadets from around the state for the ceremony in the Assembly Chamber and luncheon which followed. A member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F Kennedy High School, Class of 2020, Kies is majoring in Geospatial Information Science with the intention of being commissioned as a field artillery or armor officer. While at West Point, he has had the opportunity to travel to Spain to work with the Spanish military, in addition to completing Air Assault and the Army Space Cadre Basic Course. Kies is also an active member of the Army Orienteering Team. He is expected to graduate in 2024.

“I was honored to introduce Cadet Kies in the Assembly Chamber on West Point Day,” Lavine said.“The child of a family that has been dedicated to public service, Greg has been committed to our community since the time he was a little kid. The commitment of Cadet Kies, and all the men and women there that day, is an inspiration. They represent our promise for the future.”

Photo courtesy of the New York State Assembly