Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the United States Military Academy at West Point!

Our mission is "to build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation." Through this mission, we are charged with forging and developing the next generation of officers to lead the United States Army’s greatest strength and most important weapon system — its Soldiers — to fight and win on the 21st-century battlefield.

We are not a college, a university, or a campus…we’re so much more than that. We are THE United States Military Academy - a living, breathing leadership laboratory that prepares young men and women to become leaders of character for the Army and our Nation.

At West Point, Cadets receive a world-class education and robust training to prepare them to serve as Army officers. I believe every Cadet majors in character development and leadership. They will be immersed in a demanding, values and standards-based program that will develop and challenge their character growth, and test their military, academic, and physical abilities.  

Cadets will be guided and taught by a team of staff, faculty, coaches, fellow Cadets, and alumni, who are all committed to their development and success, and who will also inspire them to do their very best and to be part of something bigger than themselves. Most importantly, we inspire them to live honorably, lead honorably, and demonstrate excellence as leaders of character, committed to our Army Values and the West Point ideals of Duty, Honor, and Country.

If you desire a challenge, to make a difference for others through service, to “Be All You Can Be, and to be a leader of character, we invite you to learn more about the United States Military Academy at West Point. More importantly, please come visit us and see for yourself why we are “America’s Academy!”

Thank you.

Lt. Gen. Steven W. Gilland

61st Superintendent