Summer AIADs 


2021 Department of History Summer AIADs:

Click on the .pdf files below for individual posters advertising the 2018 Spring Break Staff Rides and each of the Summer AIAD opportunities sponsored or co-sponsored by the Department of History.

2021 Summer Overland Campaign

2021 Summer Saratoga

2021 Joint Staff Internship


Click on the link below to access the Microsoft Forms application for Summer 2021 AIAIDs. Read the instructions on the form for details on submitting your application. You must also have a faculty member send a letter of recommendation to MAJ Alexander Humes at

DEADLINE: 19 March 2021

2021 Summer AIAD Application

A staff ride offers the opportunity for cadets to study a campaign or historical events in a classroom environment, experience the terrain of the actual battlefield or immerse themselves in a foreign culture to improve their understanding of the events that took place, and integrate the lessons learned from the combination of classroom and field study. All cadets are allowed to participate, although preference is given to History majors and concentrators, and to cadets with language proficiency in the region of study. Many cadets apply to fill a limited number of seats on each staff ride, and some apply for several years before being selected. Cadets learn about the campaign as a group and research various aspects of the campaign as individuals, giving presentations during the classroom and the field study phases of the staff ride. Staff ride participants regularly comment that the experience of presenting their research on the actual battlefield is one of the most memorable of their cadet careers.


West Point Fortifications Staff Ride Note Cards: WEST POINT FORTIFICATIONS STAFF RIDE.pdf