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Cadets A.J. Farrow-Maynie, red, and Kyle Taylor, blue, fight during the Central Area Boxing Rumble Sept. 14, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Brandon OConnor)

It’s Branch Week – Cadets are given the opportunity to speak with representatives from all 17 Army branches to learn more about their options in determining the area of expertise they will serve in upon graduation as an Army Officer. (U.S. Army photo by Brandon OConnor) Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, a soloist and member of the West Point Band, sang during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.  The event is held annually to honor those who perished during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the hero passengers who prevented the plane from crashing into a more populated area by crashing it into a field in Shanksville, Pa., 17 years ago. (U.S. Army photo by Brandon OConnor) Conference attendees take part in a group exercise during the 16th annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Conference at the West Point Club Ballroom, Sept. 5-7, 2018. The events incorporated activities that emphasized building strong, cohesive teams and forum discussions. Participants included alumni, veterans, academy faculty, staff and cadets. (U.S. Army photo by Bryan Ilyankoff)

Thirty-seven U.S. Military Academy cadets unfurled a ceremonial American flag prior to the mens singles Tennis final during the 2018 US Open, Sept 9 in Flushing, New York. (USTA photo by Garrett Ellwood)
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)
September 20 Pointer View
Finding the right BranchFinding the right Branch 
A Representative from the Field Artillery Branch talks with a cadet during Branch Week Sept. 11. Representatives from the 17 branches spoke to cadets Sept. 10-14 and enabled cadets to learn more about the branches available upon graduation. See Page 2 for story and photo in the Sept. 20 PV issue.

U.S. Open honors Military
U.S. Open honors Military
West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams meets with wounded warriors -- Buddy Mayes, Bill Hannigan and David Christopher -- from the Wounded Warrior Project during the U.S. Open's seventh annual Military Appreciation Day Monday. See Pages 1 and 3 for story and photos in the Sept. 6 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...