Why Academy Connect?


Academy Connect is the leading social networking site for U.S. Academy graduates. Register to connect with your classmates, find mentorship and career opportunities and reconnect with old friends.


Use the site to connect with old friends and make new friends, create local networking events and find career mentors.


Many members benefit from the consult and mentorship of fellow Academy graduates who have transitioned to civilian life.  Let Academy Connect help connect you with mentors or locate a job after your Military career.

From the Blog

A Non-Charitable Case for Hiring Veterans

Often called the Greatest Generation, our predecessors of the World War 2 generation were called just that for what they accomplished after the war as for what they did during it.  In the post 9-11 years of the GWOT wars, a well spring of non-profits has erupted to support our fellow Veterans in their transition to the civilian sector of the economy.  It is a classic case of Veterans taking care of their own and it embodies …

Check Out What Existing Members Say About Academy Connect and Why They Love it

“Abrendon headshotcademy Connect has been a tremendous asset for me in both professional networking and business development.  Definitely my go-to resource for service academy business connections and career opportunities.”

Brendon Dibella, United States Naval Academy class of ’93

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“HigherEchelon has earned the reputation for finding, hiring, and keeping exceptional talent who drive consistent high performance across all of the programs we support. The secret to our success is without a doubt, Academy Connect and the Sterling Group! The team is professional, diligent, and extremely knowledgeable about finding the right kind of employee to fit high performing teams! Our talent management program starts and ends with Academy Connect and Sterling Group!”

Joe Ross, United States Military Academy – West Point class of ’95

“Academy Connect is a great resource to reconnect with old friends and network with many generations of Academy graduates.”

Jason Schreuder, United States Military Academy – West Point class of ’09

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“There is a talent in evaluating talent. If you are a C-Suite Officer, Vice President, or Director looking to identify, attract, and land the best and the brightest in the hidden candidate market, Sterling & Academy Connect will help you build your dream team and/or find you a homerun hire. Their client-focused search process, command of the domain, and ability to relate to people is special.”

Butch Hawking, United States Air Force Academy class of ’92