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Cadets demonstrate platoon movements and land navigation before engaging an enemy stronghold as part of their summer training at the U.S. Military Academy on July 12. (U.S. Army photo by Matthew Moeller)

The U.S. Military Academy leader team was made official during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Love on July 9.  He formally accepted responsibility as the 20th USMA command sergeant major represented by the passing of the academy flag from the Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams.  (U.S. Army photo by Michael Lopez) The West Point Band and Glee Club performed in New York City as part of the 4th of July festivities.  (U.S. Army photo by Michael Lopez) A U.S. Military Academy senior cadet teaches new cadets how to salute and march during Reception Day, July 2, 2018.  The more than 1,200 members of the Class of 2022 is composed of 294 women, 30 percent minorities, 16 international students and 10 combat veterans.  (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) West Point cadets partake in Cadet Field Training at the Call for Fire lane at Camp Buckner, July 5, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart)
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.
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July 19 Pointer View
Summer Training continuesSummer Training 
Yearling cadets familiarize themselves with the M4 carbine and advanced optics ahead of weapons qualification with help from members of Task Force Falcon as part of U.S. Military Academy Cadet Field Training July 9 at training ranges.​ See Page 1 for photos in the July 12 PV issue.

Niger officers visit USMA
Niger officers visit USMA
Capt. Attikou Ibrahim and 1st Lt. Mahomadou Hamani Tahirou from the Ecole de Formation Officers des Forces Armees Nigeriennes (EFOFAN), Niger's professional military educational institution, visited USMA July 3-16, to observe faculty and cadet development. See Pages 6 in the July 19 PV issue.
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