|Rep. David Harris with WP First Captain Austin Welch|
The First Captain is also called the Brigade Commander, and his position is similar to a student body president. The First Captain implements a class agenda, and he acts as a liaison between the Corps of Cadets and the USMA Administration. Welch is at the top of a pyramid of cadet commanders who make up the chain-of-command for the Corps of Cadets at West Point.
First Captain Welch is from Winnetka, Illinois, and he intends to branch Aviation after his graduation from West Point. Rep. Harris retired from the military after 33 years of active/reserve service with the rank of Major General.