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Cadet Basic Training Regiment Command Group, led by Cadet Captain Austin Welch, marches onto the Plain for the Class of 2018's Oath Ceremony. During the ceremony, the cadet candidates affirmed their commitment to enter West Point as cadets.
Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers (center), USMA Command Sgt. Major, leads a formation of 1400 cadets and staff during USMA Class of 2017's run back. Run back marks the completion of Cadet Field Training, where cadets are trained to understand and embody the roles of the junior Noncommissioned Officers that they will someday lead. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers (center), USMA Command Sgt. Major, leads a formation of 1400 cadets and staff during USMA Class of 2017's run back. Run back marks the completion of Cadet Field Training, where cadets are trained to understand and embody the roles of the junior Noncommissioned Officers that they will someday lead. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
A new cadet gets a haircut during Reception Day, or "RDay". "RDay" marks the beginning of a cadet's 47-month experience at West Point, which culminates with graduation and commissioning into the United States Army. Photo by: John Pellino/ USMA DPTMS/ VI
New cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY conduct gas chamber exercises during cadet basic training, July 23rd, 2014. Cadet basic training is a seven-week program that teaches fundamental military tactics and procedures. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
New cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY conduct gas chamber exercises during cadet basic training, July 23rd, 2014. Cadet basic training is a seven-week program that teaches fundamental military tactics and procedures. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
Cadet Sergeant Quintesa Gould teaches new cadets from the Class of 2018 to properly render hand salutes during Cadet Basic Training, July 9.
A new cadet rappels from "Ranger Rock"during mountain site training, July 23. Mountain site training consists of mountaineering, which includes a class session of basic swiss seat tying and climbing safety. New Cadets begin at 25 feet rappel and progress to a 75ft rappel down the mountain. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
A new cadet rappels from "Ranger Rock"during mountain site training, July 23. Mountain site training consists of mountaineering, which includes a class session of basic swiss seat tying and climbing safety. New Cadets begin at 25 feet rappel and progress to a 75ft rappel down the mountain. (Photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
A new cadet looks on intently as intructors give a block of instructions on radio communications, July 10. This class is a part of the Cadet Basic Training regimen in which new cadets make the transition from civilians to cadets.
Members of the opposing force fire simulated rounds at West Point cadets during an ambush that was part of a training exercise at Camp Buckner Monday, July 21. Cadets are currently conducting Small Unit Leadership Development, which teaches them both Soldier and leadership skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto)
Members of the opposing force fire simulated rounds at West Point cadets during an ambush that was part of a training exercise at Camp Buckner Monday, July 21. Cadets are currently conducting Small Unit Leadership Development, which teaches them both Soldier and leadership skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto)
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.
Meet the OPFOR    
OPFOR
More than 130 yearlings completed the first iteration of Cadet Field Training and were promoted to cadet corporals June 16 at Camp Buckner Parade Field. Learn more about their experience as OPFOR in this web exclusive. Read more...
  Volunteer for R-Day Rehearsal    
R-Day Rehearsal
Reception Day is an annual event at the U.S. Military Academy. As the cadet cadre prepare for this event, volunteers are needed June 30 to role-play as cadet candidates and go through the process as if they were arriving on R-Day. Read more...

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