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Join the DPE Team

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Physical Education (DPE). This page provides general information concerning the application process, graduate school, and teaching at West Point. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The point of contact is Recruiting Officer CPT Timothy Mitroka  at 845-938-5634 or DSN 688-5634.

Because Army officers are required to maintain the highest standards of physical readiness, individual responsibility for physical fitness is essential. The physical development process at West Point takes into account the psychological, motivational, and emotional aspects of total fitness. Thus, competitive, highly demanding physical activities such as those presented in the USMA Physical Program ensure cadets are prepared to meet the rigors of their profession. The information provided here is designed to give you a feel for what being an instructor in DPE is all about. If you believe you would enjoy the challenge of educating, training, and inspiring America’s future leaders, please submit your application.