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.
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
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 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.