DUTY ~ HONOR ~ COUNTRY. This resounding challenge continues to guide cadets as USMA marches into its third century of service to the nation. During their four years at the Academy, cadets undergo rigorous academic, military, physical, and moral-ethical development in preparation as leaders of character who serve the common defense.
The Skeet & Trap Team falls within the cadet military development program as one of several voluntary marksmanship activities. Cadet team members polish their marksmanship skills, develop a love of the shooting sports, serve as role models and ambassadors for West Point, and become lifetime spokespersons for competitive and recreational shotgun shooting. Team members forge lifelong friendships and gain invaluable experience filling important team leadership positions.
Since its founding in 1938, the Skeet & Trap Team has achieved an enviable record in competitions against collegiate rivals at Navy, Yale, Harvard, George Mason, the University of Vermont, and other college teams around the country. Today the team is recognized as the premier collegiate shotgun team in the eastern United States, in large part thanks to the generous supporters committed to cultivating the next generation of Army shooters.