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Class is back in session for the United States Corps of Cadets! Aug. 15 marks the official start of the 2016-2017 academic year. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Kevin Baek) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2020 concluded Cadet Basic Training with a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point on Aug. 8, 2016. March Back is the culminating event of six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, a rigorous program that trains New Cadets in basic military skills and prepares them for entry into the U.S. Corps of Cadets. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) A Class of 2020 new cadet fires a training practice round from a M203A2 grenade launcher during Cadet Basic training. (U.S. Army photo by: Cadet Austin Lachance) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 runs past and motivates the Class of 2020, July 25, 2016.  The Class of 2019 ran back from Camp Bucker to end Cadet Field Training as the Class of 2020 marched out to Camp Buckner for the final weeks of Cadet Basic Training. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino)
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)
August 25 Pointer View
OPAT Testing
OPAT Testing
Class of 2017 Cadet Bryan Panaccione performs a repetition of the strength deadlift during the Occupational Physical Assessment Test from Aug. 17-24 at the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center. See Page 1 in Aug. 25 PV issue ...

Developing Officers
Developing Officers
Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. spoke with the U.S. Military Academy's Modern War Institute as part of a podcast to discuss his latest trip to Iraq and how recent academy graduates are prepared to fight in a complex and adaptable Army. See Pages 5-6 in Aug. 18 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...