For John, BLUF: Richly deserved. Nothing to see here; just move along.
I am not a big follower of West Point and the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG), but I did see this and was pleased with their choice.
WPAOG is proud to announce that Condoleezza Rice will receive the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD on Monday, October 6, 2014. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States and she is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
Regards — Cliff