This weekend around 70 of us from the finance community (many from “finance twitter”) will be meeting at the National Guard Training Center in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania.
Folks are flying and driving in from around the country to torture themselves on a 28-mile ruck march alongside active/reserve service members. This is arguably the first time — ever — that a quantitative finance summit was assembled in this fashion.
I’m humbled and honored to see so many people come and represent.
We’re sure to have an epic adventure, build camaraderie, and geek out on finance until our brains are fried…but this isn’t our real mission.
Our mission is to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Each member of the Alpha Architect March for the Fallen team will be wearing a dog tag during the March that is engraved with the name of a service member. For example, Chris Mendez will be marching for his cousin, David Mendez Ruiz, who died in Iraq in 2005.
Service Members We are Honoring on the March
Gary Leo Rehm
Father Judge 27
John H. Bliss
T. Basset Powell
Michael J. Holtz