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As cadets return form Winter Break, they fall into a schedule of numerous activities and briefings in order to get the second term started as easily as possible. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, addressed staff and faculty as part of the Leadership Professional Development Series at the U.S. Military Academy, Jan. 22.During the session he spoke about the Special Op 2015 USMA-RMC Exchange
Members of the Class of 2015 celebrated another milestone Jan. 29 when they gathered for Post Night to receive the locations of their first duty assignments and start dates for Basic Officer Leadership Course. (Photo by: Mike Strasser/USMA PAO)
Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel, visited West Point Jan. 26 where he placed a wreath at the gravesite of Col. David "Mickey" Marcus, a West Point graduate and Israel's first modern general. President Rivlin also spoke to cadets at Jefferson Hall and finished with an answer and question session.
All nine Sandhurst teams from 4th Regiment conducted training Jan. 28 in the first of three regimental-level competitions for skills assessment. (Photo by Mike Strasser/USMA PAO)
Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), addressed staff and faculty as part of the U.S. Military Academy Leadership Professional Development Series, Jan. 22. (Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/USMA PAO)
The Black Knights renewed their rivalry with the Royal Military College of Canada in a battle for the Challenge Cup Jan. 24 and emerged victorious with a 8-0 win. Army Hockey has won the last eight contests against the Paladins. (Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/USMA PAO)
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)Jan. 29 Pointer View 
The Club Report
   The Club Report
   An update on various club activities from 
   the past week.
 2015 USMA-RMC Exchange 
2015 USMA-RMC Exchange
Members of the Corps of Cadets hosted officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada here while nearly 70 cadets traveled north to RMC to participate in the annual USMA-RMC Exchange. Read more... 

LPD session with Gen. Votel
The latest USMA Leadership Professional Development Session featured Gen. Joseph Votel, SOCOM commander. Read more...
 A Semester Abroad in Spain    
The Semester Abroad program has a proven record for enriching a cadet's academic experience with historical, cultural and civil-military experiences. This is the perspective from a visiting Department of Foreign Languages coordinating officer. Read more...

Annual MLK Observance

MLK Observance
Col. Ty Seidule, Department of History professor and head, addressed the audience during the annual observance luncheon Jan. 20. Read more...
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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...