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About West Point : Assignment Opportunities

Assignment Opportunities at West Point (scroll down to see all)

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) is a tremendous place to serve and live. There are numerous assignments available at USMA, and most of them are listed below with links to their prospective faculty/staff/TAC pages. Many of these assignments include one to three years of fully-funded civilian graduate school prior to reporting to USMA. These assignments are indicated by a *.

Most Instructor and Tactical Officer/NCO assignments are competitive and made by the leader (Head/Director/CSM) of the department(s) the applicant is applying to join. These assignments typically include civilian graduate school. Most graduate school assignments are for KD captains. Most departments select their future officers in DEC/JAN of each year (and select officers who will start graduate school 1.5 years later). Most organizations occasionally conduct “direct-hires” if they have an exceptional applicant who already has a graduate degree in an applicable field.

Almost all officer applicants for Academic Instructor and Tactical Officer positions must apply through USMA’s W.E.S.T. online system: In the W.E.S.T. system, applicants are able to prioritize which department(s) they are most interested in. NCOs applying to be a Tactical NCOs do not use the W.E.S.T. system. USMA is committed to continually recruiting a diverse group of faculty/staff/TACs to lead and serve the future leaders of our nation.

The USMA Superintendent recently wrote a short article on the importance of bringing the best personnel to West Point to develop our next generation of leaders of character, while preparing the faculty and staff to return to the force as strategic leaders for the Army of the future. Click here to read.​​ 


Tactical Officer Positions (supervise 125 cadets, for senior captains, includes a 1-yr Masters at Columbia University in NYC, live at West Point)

Brigade Tactical Department (BTD)* & USMA Preparatory School (USMAPS) Tactical Officers*


BTD and USMAPS Tactical Non-Commissioned Officer Positions

POC: United States Corps of Cadets , SFC David Fisher,


Academic Departments with Instructor Positions (most for senior captains)

Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (BSL)*

Chemistry and Life Science (CLS)*

Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)*

Military Instruction (DMI)*

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)*

English and Philosophy (ENP)*

Foreign Languages (DFL)*

Geography and Environmental Engineering (GENE)*

History (HIST)*

Law (LAW)*

Mathematical Sciences (MATH)*

Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PANE)*

Physical Education (DPE)*

Social Sciences (SOSH)*

Systems Engineering (SYS)*


Departments with Civilian Faculty Positions (typically requires a PhD)*

Almost all academic departments listed above have civilian faculty positions. Interested civilians should contact the individual departments by using the above links; contact USMA CPAC to ask about open searches at 845-938-3943 or; and should look for opportunities and apply through the USA Jobs website 


Other USMA organizations with Assignment Opportunities

Directorate of Admissions (DAA) (Admissions Officers)*

Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic (SCPME) (Honor, Respect, and Human Relations Officers)*

Office of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ODIA)


Senior Active-Duty Military Professor Positions (typically requires or offers a PhD)*

Departments' Academy Professors and Professor-USMA ongoing searches are listed at Position Searches.aspx 


Other Organizations Stationed at USMA but Under Different Commands:

US Army Garrison-USMA (including MPs)

Keller Hospital MEDDAC/DENTAC,



Miscellaneous Assignment Information:

Applicant information and contact information for each can be found from West Point's official website,

USMA G-1 (Officer and Enlisted Personnel Managers), Ms. Kellie Biehl, (845) 938-3877, DSN 688-3877 ​ Management.aspx

Applicants interested in a civilian staff position or seeking a Title 10 teaching assignment should apply through

USMA Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), (845) 938-3943,

The POC for this page is Ms. Kellie Biehl, USMA G-1, at