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A view from Eisenhower Hall during the 2018 Mission Command Conference where challenges and opportunities were examined from the perspective of junior and non-commissioned officers.  Participants from seven U.S. Army Forces Command divisions took part to give cadets an inside look as to what they can expect after graduation. (U.S. Army Photo by Michael Lopez) Sylvanus Thayer, academy superintendent in 1817-1833, developed innovative educational methods during his tenure that ensured mental discipline and standards of scholarship known as the Thayer method.  Leadership integrated by excellence in both character and knowledge remains the cornerstone of the West Point experience that remains in existence today. (U.S. Army Photo by Theresa Brinkerhoff)
Sixty-four teams representing four U.S. service academies, 13 international military academies, and eight ROTC programs compete in the 50th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., from April 13-14, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) The Women’s Boxing Team won their second National Championship during events at West Point April 6-7.  Eight cadets represented the team, Richelle Radcliff (shown here), Janel Tracy, Adaya Queen and Ejakhianaghe Obiomon earned national titles at their respective weight classes.  (U.S. Army Photo by Cadet Amanda Lin) West Point’s Modern War Institute and Department of Military Instruction hosted more than 100 distinguished representatives recently from the military, government, academia and the media
during a recent conference titled Blurred Lines: Civil-Military relations in Modern War. (U.S. Army Photo)
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)
April 19 Pointer View
SecArmy Esper visits West PointEsper Visit  Secretary of the Army Mark Esper spent time speaking with cadets, senior leaders and academic departments, including learning about the partnerships and cyber research being done by the Army Cyber Institute Feb. 10. See Pages 1 and 3 in the Feb. 15 PV issue.

Flipper Dinner
Flipper Dinner
A Flipper descendant, Ken Davis, presents the Henry O. Flipper Award to Class of 2018 Cadet Louis Weierbach-Chainey at the annual Flipper Dinner Feb. 8. The award is presented to a first class cadet who has undergone adversity in his or her cadet career. See Page 2 in the Feb. 15 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...