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Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, leads a formation of nearly 150 cadets, staff and faculty on a 7.5-mile run June 13, 2016.  The run, known as Run Back, began at Camp Buckner Military Reservation and ended on the Plain marking the end of the first iteration of Cadet Field Training.  (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant) U.S. Military Academy cadets receive commands from Sgt. Cristobal Martinez during aircraft rappel training at West Point during the U.S. Army Air Assault Course June 9.  A mobile training team from the 101st Airborne Division’s Sabalauski Air Assault School administered the training with flight support from the New Jersey National Guard.  (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant) Cadets make last-minute adjustments to their planned routes before beginning the night land navigation course at West Point. During this training, cadets traveled more than ten miles through the forests of Camp Buckner. (U.S. Army photo by: Cadet Alex Werden) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2016 graduated and commissioned as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army May 21 in front of a packed-crowd at Michie Stadium. Nine hundred and fifty-three cadets graduated, which represented approximately 78 percent of the cadets who entered West Point in the summer of 2012. Vice President Joe Biden was the graduation speaker. This is the 218th graduating class of West Point. This class included 151 women, 77 Hispanics, 71 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 69 African-Americans and 12 Native Americans. The class also had 25 combat veterans (24 male, one female). 

(U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
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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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Grad competes at Warrior Games 
Grad competes at Warrior Games
Retired Army Capt. William Reynolds, 2002 USMA Grad, crosses the finish line first in the men's 100-meter dash at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 16. See Page 3 ...

CSM Clark says Goodbye
CSM Clark says Goodbye
Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Clark (right) relinquishes responsibility of the U.S. Military Academy during his Relinquishment of Responsibility Ceremony June 20 in the Thayer Award Room. See Page 7 ...
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