These two itineraries will see mostly the same animals with one major exception: the eastern route gets the waived albatross, while the western route gets the flightless cormorant. Plus, going east offers more chances to walk on pristine beaches and snorkel with sea lions, while taking the western way features some of the Galapagos’ more geologically interesting islands. So which one is best? Ultimately, it’s a very personal choice. No matter which route you chose the Galapagos Islands will surely result in once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Department of Systems Engineering faculty and cadets hosted members of Project Director Soldier Systems and Integration (PD SSI), part of Product Manager Soldier Warrior (PM SWAR), PEO Soldier. PM SWAR has an interest in developing a long-term agreement and capacity at West Point to focus on experimentation, research, and analysis that informs their materiel acquisition programs for Soldier equipment. Cadets Tim Young, Peter Jaros, Aaron Gilliam, and Matthew Park, advised by LTC Evangelista, provided a briefing on “Improved Measures and Methods to Assess the Effects of Soldier Load”. Cadets Jeremy Mortensen, Brook Solheim, Shane Ko, and Seamus Hurley, advised by MAJ Hughes, provided a briefing on a “Total Value Model for Soldier Materiel Solutions”. The PD SSI team also visited DMI’s engagement skills trainer where the load effects team intends to develop measures that examine the impact of load on marksmanship and weapon employment. In support of experimentation and analysis, PD SSI provided DSE with the most current body armor, the modular scalable vest, as well as the improved outer tactical vest with a complete complement of Kevlar plates and fully weighted accessory equipment that replicates the Soldier System Dismounted Baseline load.
Ludvik is a member of the European Academy of Science and Arts (since 2000), member of the Steering Committee of the . (International Conference on Higher Education), member of Pan-European Union, member of the Board of European Rectors Conference, Magna Charta Universitatum, member of Collegium, member and President of the Danube Rectors' Conference (1996-1999), member of the international committee European Forum Alpbach (1999- ) and Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (1999-2001). His main activities and focus of interest lie in social reforms, political parties, human rights, diplomacy and his major fields of expertise include Law, Economy, Environment, Management, Small Businesses, Cooperatives, Professional Ethics, University Management, Foundations, Charity.