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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.
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.
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    
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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