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Class of 2019 Cadet Ian Nadolny takes a picture of his family atop the roof of Jefferson Hall during Parents Weekend at the U.S. Military Academy Oct. 19, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Brandon OConnor)

The Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic held the 34th National Conference of Ethics in America at West Point on Oct. 16, 2018, at Eisenhower Hall. Approximately 100 West Point cadets, 50 Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets and 60 civilian students from across the country joined together to participate. The theme this year was GRIT. (U.S. Army photo by Michael Lopez) Class of 2019 Cadet Will Miller completes a deadlift rep during one of the six events that makes up the new Army Combat Fitness Test. Class of 2019 cadets completed the test for the first time Oct. 15-16, 2018, as part of the initial phase of implementing the new test. (U.S. Army photo by Brandon OConnor) U.S. Military Academy cadets participated in the pre-game ceremonies prior to Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Oct. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Army photo by Frank DeMaro)

Cadets take a moment to pose for a photo with Lt. Col. Matthew Myer, a 2001 graduate and the 2018 Nininger Award recipient in the Cadet Mess Hall following a dinner in his honor Sept. 27, 2018.  The Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms is presented for personal bravery and leadership while leading soldiers in combat. (U.S. Army photo by Bryan Ilyankoff)
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)
October 18 Pointer View
Myer receives Nininger AwardNininger Award 
Lt. Col. Matthew Myer (center), U.S. Military Academy Class of 2001, was honored with the 2018 Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms Sept. 27 during a ceremony at the Cadet Mess Hall. See Pages 1-3 for story and photo in the Oct. 4 PV issue.

Getting the Job Done
Getting the Job Done
At home or on the road, the full-time equipment managers and cadet equipment managers are responsible for everything behind the scenes that goes into getting the Army West Point Football team ready for practices and games. See Page 6 for story and photos in the Oct. 11 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...