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Army West Point Football players kiss the Secretary’s Trophy after winning the 117th Army Navy Game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore December 10, 2016. Army defeated the U.S. Naval Academy 21-17 snapping Navy’s 14-year win streak. (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) U.S. Military Academy cadets take part in the zodiac carry event during the annual Patriot Games on Dec. 9, 2016. The cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen participated in different challenges on Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and around the Baltimore Inner Harbor as part of the 2016 Army-Navy Game festivities.  The cadet beat the midshipmen in the obstacle course event in M&T Bank Stadium Dec.10 before the start of the Army-Navy football game to sweep the Patriot Games. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Eberhart) The U.S. Corps of Cadets during March-On at M&T Bank Stadium Dec. 10, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by: Michelle Eberhart) Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients! For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy ranks No. 1 on the Princeton Review’s list of “Most Accessible Professors.”  The report also ranked West Point in its Top 10 schools in several categories, including No. 1 for “Students Study the Most.” Other notable rankings include No. 2 in “Best College Library,” No. 2 in “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports,” No. 3 in “Best Health Services” and No. 3 in “Most Active Student Government.” (U.S. Army photo by: Carmine Cocchia)
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)
January 12 Pointer View
Petraeus offers advicePetraeus offers advice
Retired Gen. David Petraeus speaks to Department Head of Social Sciences, Col. Suzanne Nielsen, Monday in Arnold Auditorium. The discussion, part of the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations Speaker Series, touched on advice to cadets and stratgic leadership. See Page 3 in Jan. 12 PV issue...

Second semester begins
Second semester begins
A cadet walks to class in Thayer Hall during the first day of classes of Spring Semester. See Page 4 in Jan. 12 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...