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The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2018 marches to their Ring Ceremony at Trophy Point, Aug. 25.  Each year, Ring Weekend commemorates the firsties’ academic careers as they enter their final year at West Point. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Austin Lachance) The first day of classes for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was Aug. 21.  (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Austin Lachance) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2021 had their Acceptance Day parade on Aug. 19.  The event officially welcomes the new cadets into the Corps as Plebes.  (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Austin Lachance) Brig. Gen. Steve W. Gilland delivers the Oath of Affirmation to the Class of 2019 on Aug. 20, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by Cadet Alex Werden) Academic excellence continues to expand with the addition of the Robotics Research Center on Aug. 25. (From left to right) Lt. Col. Christopher Korpela, Dr. Robert Sadowski, Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, and Col. Barry Shoop. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart)
Welcome to the United States Military Academy
The United States Military Academy's mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The Academy provides a superb four-year education, which focuses on the leader development of cadets in the academic, military, and physical domains, all underwritten by adherence to a code of honor.
This Week's Pointer View (PDF)
September 21 Pointer View
Branch WeekBranch WeekSgt. 1st Class Jesse Cruz, field artillery proponent office, Fort Sill, Okla., discusses the use of the LL DR Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder to a cadet during Branch Week Sept. 11-15. See Pages 1-3 in the Sept. 14 PV issue...

CFT meets CBT
CFT meets CBT
U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2020 completed its Run Back from Camp Buckner July 30. As they finished their summer training, the Class of 2021 new cadets executed the March Out to Buckner to continue Cadet Basic Training. See Pages 1 and 3 in the August 3 PV issue...
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West Point is a tremendous place to live and serve. Find out more about available assignment opportunities within the USMA staff and faculty here...