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Jacob Davis receives the US Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2019 IWP Award For Excellence in Cyber Statecraft

Above: CAPT Chris Glass Sr. USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President for Professional Affiliations, and LT Chris Glass Jr., USN, USMMA class of 2011 and IWP class of 2018, with Midshipman Jacob Davis, USMMA class of 2019 recipient of IWP’s annual Cyber Statecraft Award to an outstanding graduate of Kings Point.

On Friday, June 14, 2019, Lieutenant Chris Glass Jr., and Captain Chris Glass Sr., presented the annual Institute of World Politics Cyber Statecraft Award to Kings Point Midshipman Jacob Davis. Midshipman Davis received this year’s award for his outstanding essay on Cyber Security of Marine LNG Terminals in the United States. The presentation was made during the class of 2019 Superintendent’s Awards Convocation for Excellence and Achievement at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Jacob majored in Maritime Transportation Logistics and Security, received an unlimited Tonnage United States Coast Guard 3rd Mates License, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps as an Aviation candidate on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. He will report to flight school later this summer. During his four years at Kings Point, Jacob served aboard the USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) and MV Ocean Giant standing navigational watches, assisted Deck Officers in Shipboard operations, and assisted in preparation and planning for Operation Deep Freeze 2017, resupplying the American Research Base, McMurdo Station in Antarctica, for which he was awarded the United States Navy Antarctica Service Medal.

Jacob played Defensive End, Defensive Tackle, and Special Teams all four years on the Academy Varsity Football Team and was a 3-time winner of the Secretary’s Cup against the United States Coast Guard Academy, Clayton Chapman ECAC Bowl Champion, and New England Bowl Champion, all while maintaining academic excellence on the Dean’s List. In his final year as a Midshipman, he was the Regimental Adjutant, directly responsible for accountability and strength of the midshipman regiment. He hails from East Chatham, New York. He has a brother Tom Davis, United States Air Force Academy class of 2016 and two loving parents, Ron and Kristin.

After his service as a United States Marine Corps Pilot, Jacob plans to pursue a Master of Business Administration in Logistics and a Master’s in Cyber Security and eventually retire and coach football.

The award represents a partnership between IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cyber studies programs. It will be presented each year to an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated superior excellence and initiative in cyber statecraft studies.

As a part of an ongoing relationship with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, IWP has also hosted several Midshipmen as interns in 2017 and 2018, and IWP representatives attended the Kings Point Commencement Ceremony and Commissioning in 2018. In addition, Kings Point graduate and IWP student Richard Laszok will lead the Student Veterans Association at IWP for this upcoming school year.