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U.S. Military Academy Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., is joined by members of the Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 during the Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony Oct. 15 at West Point. The ceremony was one of the festivities of homecoming weekend.  (U.S. Army photo by: John Pellino) Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller, III, joins Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., as they review the U.S. Corps of Cadets on the Plain at West Point Oct. 6.  Mueller is the 2016 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award presented by the West Point Association of Graduates.  The Thayer Award is given to a citizen of the United States, other than a West Point graduate, whose outstanding character, accomplishments, and stature in the civilian community draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives, in keeping with its motto: “Duty, Honor, Country.”  (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
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) A cadet mixes concrete during CE483, Reinforced Concrete Design. During this course students are introduced to the materials and mechanical properties of concrete, and the design of reinforced concrete structures. (U.S. Army photo by: 2nd Lt. Kevin Baek)
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.
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October 20 Pointer View
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Members of the Cadet Latin Dance Club take to the stage Oct. 13 at the WestPoint Middle School to give children a lesson in Latin dancing and later had the children on stage dancing with them. See Page 4 in Oct. 13 PV issue...

Leaders of Character
Leaders of Character
A Cadet-hopeful looks on as Dave Anderson signs a copy of "Becoming a Leader of Character-6 Habits that Make or Break a Leader at Work or Home," which he wrote with his dad, retired Brig. Gen. James L. Anderson, former Master of the Sword. See Page 3 in Oct. 20 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...