Superintendent's Notes

Welcome to the United States Military Academy at West Point!

At West Point, we educate, train and inspire leaders of character who are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for careers of professional excellence and service to our nation as Army officers.

Since the Academy’s founding in 1802, our graduates have made significant contributions to our Army and the nation in many ways. They’ve served as heads of state, cabinet members, members of Congress, state governors, astronauts, and captains of industry.  Many have been trailblazers, making history and paving the way for future generations of leaders of character.

At West Point, cadets receive a top-tier education, along with military and physical training, but at the heart of everything we do is develop character, and the moral-ethical attributes essential to good leadership.

We invite you to learn more about “America’s Academy” and if you’re exploring college options, I hope that you will consider West Point as an option.  More importantly, please come visit us and see for yourself why we are the world’s preeminent leader development institution!

Thank you.

Lt. Gen. Steven W. Gilland, Superintendent