Welcome to Career Services

Welcome to the office of Career Services, a department of the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG), a non-profit and the primary private organization serving the United States Military Academy and its graduates.  We are excited that you have chosen our team to enable your career and recruiting success.

For our graduates: we strive to deliver you world class opportunities befitting a world class talent pool.  Our team supports all West Point grads through all phases of their career development: self-discovery, exploration, decision-making, and job search strategies.  Through the most current educational resources, industry leading partners, and a mentor network of graduates from all industries, Career Services brings life to WPAOG’s vision to be the most highly connected alumni body in the world.

For employers: we serve as an extension of your organization.  We provide a clear path and single point of contact to connect you with West Point alumni who are ideally positioned to make immediate contributions to your team.

For our global footprint of West Point Societies: we are your partners in providing value to the Long Gray Line.  Please take a few moments to review the content that we’ve put together specifically for you to help grads navigate their career development path in your geographic areas. 

We are proud to administer and support the Service Academy Career Conference, a consortium job fair exclusively representing the combined talent pool of alumni from the five federal service academies.  

On behalf of the entire Career Services team, thank you for visiting our site.  We look forward to meeting or speaking with you soon!

    Contact Us

    While we believe our website serves as a comprehensive resource related to Career Services, we know that you may have questions or concerns related to your specific situation.  We invite you to contact us for additional support.

    Meet Our Team

    Miguel Gutierrez ’80, Director

    Miguel has over 33 years of experience in recruiting, career counseling, military transition support, talent management and talent acquisition programs. Prior to joining WPAOG, Miguel was the DynCorp International Recruiting Manager. Miguel also served as the Military Relations Manager at Lockheed Martin Corporation for 8 years, and he has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as American Airlines, Wal-Mart Information Systems Division and Northrop Grumman. Miguel branched Field Artillery upon graduation from West Point.
    Scott Leishman ’77, Assistant Director

    Scott has 13 years of executive recruiting experience, starting and running his own executive recruiting firm for 5 years. He has over 20 years in sales, marketing and management roles at companies such as Pfizer, Lexis-Nexis as well as startups. Scott branched infantry upon graduation and earned a JD from Fordham Law School.
    Julia Ruddock ’07, Assistant Director

    Julia has over 12 years in People operations in global financial services, campus recruiting, career centers, talent development, and talent acquisition programs. Prior to joining WPAOG, Julia was the Executive Director of Career Services at Saint Leo University and served on the board of the West Point Society Florida West Coast in Tampa as a career advisor for grads transitioning in/to the area. Julia also served as the Senior Vice President of Communications at Citi Tampa, after graduating from the inaugural cohort of the Citi Military Officer Leadership Program (MOLP). Julia branched Engineers upon graduation from West Point.