The cadet program is a major activity within the WPNP. Under faculty supervision, cadets plan and execute outreach and cadet development efforts within the Corps of Cadets, such as the planning and execution of an annual negotiation workshop for West Point cadets and their counterparts from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and other military service academies.
Cadets also assist WPNP faculty engaged in training operational units, advising and assisting military leaders engaged in real-world negotiations, researching, publishing, and otherwise reaching-out from West Point to influence the wider military.
Cadet fellows are selected cadets who have demonstrated a strong desire to help the WPNP serve the Corps of Cadets and the wider military. Fellows are selected annually, from among cadet program participants. All current cadet fellows have completed the course Negotiation for Leaders (MG390) and served as a teaching assistant on one or more WPNP mobile training teams, training either U.S. Navy SEALs; Army Civil Affairs troops; or military members of provincial reconstruction teams, mobilizing for deployment to Afghanistan.