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Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., and Cadet Field Training Regiment Commander, Cadet Alix Idrache, lead the Class of 2018, senior Army leaders, staff and faculty during run back July 27. Run Back is the culminating event of CFT and upon completion, the class advances into the Cadet Noncommissioned Officer Corps and takes on the responsibilities of leading plebes. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino/ West Point DPTMS VI)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addressed senior Army leaders during the 2015 Army Profession Annual Symposium at the United States Military Academy. The event ran from July 26 through 28 and was themed “Unveiling our Army Ethic and Stewarding our Profession.” (U.S. Army photo by: William C. Bunce/ West Point DPTMS VI)
New cadets from the Class of 2019 rappel from "Ranger Rock” in the West Point training area July 22 during Cadet Basic Training. Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, N.Y. provided instruction and oversight as the new cadets conducted rappel operations. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/ USMA Public Affairs Office)
A new Cadet reports to the “Cadet in the Red Sash” during Reception Day. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
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)
July 30 Pointer View
The USMAPS Class of 2016 consists of 240 cadet candidates, which includes seven combat veterans, who go through a four-week basic training before the academic year starts. See Page 4 ...
Full Gamut of Cadet Basic Training
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New cadets fresh from the rigors of Reception Day are now heavily involved in Cadet Basic Training, where they are learning the basics of becoming a Soldier. See Page 3 ...
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