In the Spring of 1998, 8 young ladies at the United States Military Acadmey (USMA) at West Point, NY made history by becoming the first general members of a sorority at West Point. In the beginning, a sophomore named Alisha Bryan had the interest of joining Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and desired more information. She contacted a local graduate chapter, Xi Chi Omega in the Peekskill/Cortlandt New York area. The graduate chapter in Peekskill/Cortlandt would come to make the 8 young lades of "The Elegant Eight" general members in the first and finest sorority made for women of color since there are no undergraduate chapters at West Point. Another integral mentor was lieutenant Colonel (Soror) Lenora Ivy, who taught them how to balance their lives at the academy and membership in the best sorority in the world.The next year, 4 young ladies emerged from the West Point ranks as Alpha Kappa Alpha women. The ladies of "The Phenomenal Four" joined the sisterhood as general members, also as a result of the direction and loving support of Xi Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Today, 30 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated military members joined the ranks of the sisterhood with the support of Xi Chi Omega Chapter. These women are the best and brightest to serve our country and are stationed throughout the US from New York to South Korea.