West Point Cadets Earn Prominent Fellowship

By West Point Public Affairs

Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Time: 9:03 EST RELEASE NO: 11-23

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Annal Sobol Levy Foundation announced that Cadets Anthony Marco and Skye Williams, Class of 2023, have been awarded the prominent Anna Sobol Levy Scholarship allowing for continued academic study following graduation and commissioning in May at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.  

About the Scholars 

Anthony Marco is a military history major from Long Island, N.Y. He has conducted extensive research yielding publications on various topics, including armored warfare in urban environments and joint land and naval operations during the Civil War.  

Marco is a senior writing fellow and program affairs cadet in charge at the West Point Writing Program, where he develops peers through written scholarship. He recently published an article with the Irregular Warfare Initiative, titled “Forces of Destabilization: Countering Wagner Group in the Sahel.” Upon completing a Master of Arts in government with a specialization in counterterrorism and homeland security at Reichman University, Marco will serve as an infantry officer.  

“Being an Anna Sobol Levy Scholar means I can develop a refined understanding of conflict and security that will inform my decision-making as an officer in the Army. Since cooperating with partner forces is a critical component of officership, studying in Israel alongside other young officers and civilian counterparts will help me prepare for multinational military collaboration in the future.” 

Skye Williams is a law and legal studies major with a minor in terrorism studies and a cyber engineering discipline from Snellville, Ga. She is the daughter of Derrick and Dr. Alexis Williams. Williams is the Army West Point Boxing Team captain, president and choir director for the Cadet Gospel Choir, serves on the National Collegiate Boxing Association Board of Directors, and is a West Point Ambassador under the Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity in STEM Program. She interned in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon and Defense Intelligence Agency.  

Williams completed an immersive internship in Israel through the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative fellowship with Yale University, where she focused her studies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She will serve as an Army cyber officer after completing graduate school in Israel for her master’s degree in government, with specialization in counterterrorism and homeland security studies, at Reichman University as a 2023 Anna Sobol Levy Scholar recipient.  

“I am extremely blessed to be an Anna Sobol Levy Scholar because it means I will receive training from a prestigious graduate program that will develop skills to further mature my professional abilities. This fellowship will not only help increase my diversity of thought, perspective, and experiences to help enrich my future military assignments, but the fellowship will also better equip me with a special expertise that will help contribute to combating terrorism and analyzing and solving nuanced conflicts.” 

About the Anna Sobol Levy Foundation 

The Foundation, established by Capt. Jerome E. Levy to honor the memory of his beloved mother in 1986, provides funding to U.S. college graduates for one year to earn a master’s degree. Levy hopes ASL fellows will enhance and strengthen the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel by establishing genuine understanding and communication between future leaders of the two countries. To learn more about the ASL Fellowship, visit https://www.annasobollevyfoundation.org/asl_program_oveview.php

About West Point 

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu