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New cadets raise their hands during the Oath of Allegiance ceremony on the Plain, June 27.  Brig. Gen. Diana M. Holland, Commandant of the U.S. Corps of Cadets, administered the oath which officially ended Reception Day for the Class of 2020. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) A new cadet reports to the cadet in the red sash during the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Reception Day,  June 27, 2016. More than 1,300 new cadets make up the Class of 2020 including 282 women, 425 minorities, 15 international cadets and 13 combat veterans.  (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant) A new cadet receives a haircut during the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Reception Day, June 27, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Michelle Eberhart) Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, leads a formation of nearly 150 cadets, staff and faculty on a 7.5-mile run June 13, 2016.  The run, known as Run Back, began at Camp Buckner Military Reservation and ended on the Plain marking the end of the first iteration of Cadet Field Training.  (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
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)
June 30 Pointer View
Jebb becomes Dean 
Jebb becomes Dean
Brigadier Gen. Cindy Jebb was both promoted to the rank of one-star general and named the U.S. Military Academy's 14th Dean of the Academic Board, June 24 at the West Point Club. See Page 3 ...

USMA Class of 2020 R-Day
USMA Class of 2020 R-Day
On June 27, more than 1,300 new cadets from the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2020 made the transformation from civilians to West Point cadets as they now enter Cadet Basic Training for the next six weeks. See Pages 4-5 ...
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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...