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The 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush visits the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to receive the Thayer Award in a ceremony hosted by the West Point Association of Graduates, Oct. 19. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) Academy cadets hold American flags in support of the almost 2,500 cadets, cadet candidates, faculty, and staff from West Point and the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School who volunteered to participate in the Tunnels to Towers 5K in New York City on September 24, 2017. (U.S. Army Photo by Cadet Alex Werden) The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2021 had their Acceptance Day parade on Aug. 19.  The event officially welcomes the new cadets into the Corps as Plebes.  (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Austin Lachance) From Sept. 10-16, cadets had the opportunity to participate in Branch Week. Throughout the week, cadets from all class years, as well as U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School cadet candidates and ROTC cadets from other colleges, have the chance to speak with branch representatives to help them decide which of the 17 U.S. Army branches interests them for a future career. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) Academic excellence continues to expand with the addition of the Robotics Research Center on Aug. 25. (From left to right) Lt. Col. Christopher Korpela, Dr. Robert Sadowski, Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, and Col. Barry Shoop. (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.
This Week's Pointer View (PDF)
October 19 Pointer View
Multi-media ArtMulti-media ArtRetired Col. Gregory Gadson, U.S. Military Academy Class of 1989, speaks to attendees at the "Coming Home: Journey and Community Dialogue," a multi-media art experience hosted by DEP and the West Point Humanities Center, Oct.4 at Cullum Hall. See Page 3 in the Oct. 12 PV issue...

Relationships 101 Symposium
Relationships 101 SymposiumCommandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Steve Gilland noted that being empathetic is key to understanding one another during the closing remarks of the Relationships 101 Symposium, "Unlocking the Mystery of Relationships," Oct. 10-12.
See Page 3 in the Oct. 19 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...