Founders Day Information
On 16 March 1802, Thomas Jefferson signed the document that founded the United States Military Academy it read,
“that the said corps, when so organized, shall be stationed at west point in the state of New York and shall constitute a military academy.”
In March of each year, USMA personnel speak at Founders Day gatherings organized by West Point Societies throughout the United States and the world. For information on a Society in your area check the West Point Association of Graduates website.
The USMA Leader Team which consists of the Superintendent, Commandant, Dean, and Athletic Director are the most requested USMA speakers. Unfortunately, we cannot support all of the requests. In order to equitably distribute the USMA Leader Team we rotate the Commandant, Dean, and Director of Athletics between three geographic regions in the United States.
Scheduling of the USMA Leader Team and USMA Staff & Faculty is the responsibility of the Directorate of Academy Advancement (DAA), Mr. Vince McDermott.
West Point Societies or Military Installations that would like to request a USMA speaker please contact Vince McDermott.
For more information on Founders Day please check the WPAOG website
Directorate of Academy Advancement (DAA)
Building 698, Herbert Alumni Center
West Point, NY 10996