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The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, addresses the Corps of Cadets during the Flipper Dinner at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in Washington Hall on Feb. 9. The annual dinner is held to commemorate the life of Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of West Point. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) U.S. Military Academy cadets march in the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. The parade route stretched approximately 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by: Master Sgt. Michel Sauret) A Royal Military College Cadet and a U.S. Military Academy cadet participate in the rowing competition at Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center during Royal Military College Weekend, Jan. 21.  Other events for the weekend included debate, chess, climbing, taekwondo and judo. Each year, RMC and USMA hold a friendly competition to bolster camaraderie between the two academies. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients! For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review’s list of “Most Accessible Professors.”  The report also ranked West Point in its Top 10 schools in several categories, including No. 1 for “Students Study the Most.” Other notable rankings include No. 2 in “Best College Library,” No. 2 in “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports,” No. 3 in “Best Health Services” and No. 3 in “Most Active Student Government.” (U.S. Army photo by: Carmine Cocchia)
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)
February 23 Pointer View
Flipper DinnerFlipper Dinner
Vice President Mike Pence is presented a cadet bust by Class of 2017 Cadet Christian Nattiel, the first USMA African-American Rhodes Scholar, during the Flipper Dinner Feb. 9. See Pages 1 and 3 in Feb. 16 PV issue...

Post Night
Post Night
Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, congratulates Class of 2017 cadets on receiving their post assignments Feb. 8. See Page 2 in Feb. 16 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...