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Cadets Michael Shares (left) and John Malcolm (right) work in the new labs of the Photonics Research Center in the Bartlett Hall Science Center to align a solid state laser, at an eye safe power, for research on flexible electronics and metamaterials. ( U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino/ West Point DPTMS VI)
Cadet Christopher Bingham, Class President of the Class of 2018, presents Maj. Gen. James Rainey a cadet saber at the Cadet Mess Hall Feb. 6. Rainey, the Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division, was the guest speaker for Yearling Winter Weekend. (U.S. Army photo by: Michelle Eberhart/ USMA Public Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor, U.S. Military Academy's Dean of Academics, and cadets render salutes at the gravesite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Jan. 30. Gen. Trainor laid a wreath at the site on behalf of the President of the United States to commemorate Roosevelt's 134th birthday. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ USMA Public Affairs)
Captain of the Army West Point Hockey men’s team, Cadet Christian Pomarico, holds the Challenge Trophy as he stands with the command teams of the U.S. Corps of Cadets and Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario Jan. 23. Army defeated the Paladins in the 80th meeting between the teams with a score of 4-3 for their fifth consecutive win. (Photo by: Army West Point Athletic Communications)
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 04 Pointer View
Post Night 
Post Night
Class of 2016 Cadets Duke Choi (left) and John Humelsine were thrilled to receive their post assignments Jan. 28 in Thayer Hall. The Class of 2016 learned their assignments during Post Night. See Page 3 ...
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters
A group of cadets volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and are paired with their "Littles" to provide one-on-one relationships during after school activities. See Page 4 ...
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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...