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The United States Corps of Cadets assembled on the Plain, Aug. 16, for the Acceptance Day Parade to officially welcome the Class of 2018 into the Long Gray Line. (Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley /USMA Public Affairs)
1200 members of the Class of 2018 complete “march back”, a 12.2 mile ruck march from Camp Buckner to the United States Military Academy, August 12. March back is the final task of Cadet Basic Training. (Photo by: John Pellino/ USMA DPTMS VI)
USMA Class of 2016 gathered in Robinson Auditorium, Aug. 17, to affirm their commitment to complete their final two years of study at West Point and serve at least five years of active military service. During the ceremony, members of the Class of 1966, the 50-year affiliate, presented each Cow (Junior) a commemorative coin bearing the class crest and motto. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
The Corps of Cadets completed a four-mile brigade run, August 15. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, 59th USMA Superintendent and Brig. Gen. John Thomson, 75th Commandant of the Corps, led the 4400 cadets and USMA staff on the route, taking them through Highland Falls, NY. (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.
USMA welcomes BG Thomson    
New commandant
The U.S. Military Academy welcomed Brig. Gen. John Thomson as the 75th commandant of cadets Aug. 11 during a ceremony at Crest Hall. The Pointer View met Thomson afterward for a Q&A. Read more...
  Leading the Corps   
Corps leadership
The cadets assuming brigade and regimental staff positions this academic year gathered for key leader development training and to collaborate on a shared vision and plans for the Corps. Read more...

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