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U.S. Military Academy cadets from Company I-2 negotiate the final event of the 2017 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point, N.Y., April 8.   During Sandhurst, 62 teams representing 12 international military academies, four U.S. service academies and eight ROTC programs competed in 11 events throughout a 23-mile course. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Scot Keith) Members of the U.S. Military Academy Debate Team receive the 2016 Commander-In-Speech trophy from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Washington, D.C., March 29. The USMA team won the inaugural Commander-In-Speech Debate Competition in the fall debating the topic, “The Department of Defense should substantially increase its offensive cyber capabilities” against both the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. (Photo credit: Office of Speaker Ryan) Cadet Mitch Boylan verifies the function of his capstone project, Demon Eye, while Spc. Judd of the Maneuver Battle Labs at Fort Benning assesses the device mounted on his M4 rifle. Boylan was part of a group of EECS and CME students who visited the Maneuver Battle Labs to get first-hand feedback from Soldiers on the functionality and effectiveness of their capstone projects.  The Demon Eye system allows soldiers to determine grid coordinates of targets located up to two kilometers away. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients! For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review’s list of “Most Accessible Professors.”  The report also ranked West Point in its Top 10 schools in several categories, including No. 1 for “Students Study the Most.” Other notable rankings include No. 2 in “Best College Library,” No. 2 in “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports,” No. 3 in “Best Health Services” and No. 3 in “Most Active Student Government.” (U.S. Army photo by: Carmine Cocchia)
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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)
April 20 Pointer View
Zengerle LectureZengerle Lecture
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed an audience of more than 800 cadets, staff and faculty members during the second annual Zengerle Family Lecture in Arts and Humanities hosted by the USMA Department of English and Philosophy April 12 at Robinson Auditorium. See Page 4 in April 20 PV issue...

Sandhurst 2017
A USMA cadet from Company B-1 throws a grenade during the 2017 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition April 7 at West Point. See Pages 1, 10-11 in April 13 PV issue...
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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...