Mounger Writing Center



The MWC conducts in-person consultations by appointment in Jefferson Hall (second floor, northeast wing). More information at

The Writing Center is a great place for all cadets and faculty to take their work-in-progress. Period. We can always help, no matter where you are in the writing process - whether you're just getting started, analyzing a source, generating ideas and outlining your work, or whether you're comprehensively revising as you make your final push. We help no matter whether you're a plebe, firstie, or experienced faculty member and regardless of how confident you feel about your writing - whether you're struggling or excelling or somewhere in between. 

Bottom line: We're here to support any cadet or faculty member, with any part of a communications project, at any stage of your process, as you develop further as a thinker and writer. The MWC complements the academic assistance that West Pointers receive from the Center for Enhanced Performance and specialists at the Library by supporting the entire spectrum of cadet writing and communication needs. 

Cadet FAQs


For more information about the MWC, including frequently asked questions, visit our cadet FAQ page


Cadets can also find resources for their communication project on our cadet resources page, including guides written by cadets for cadets. 

Faculty FAQs


Faculty can find more information on our faculty FAQ page


The faculty resources page has additional support for teaching communication and writing.

Mr. William (Billy) Mounger, '48

In recognition of his generous support and unqualified commitment to the development of more effective cadet writers, the West Point Writing Center (established 2012) was renamed the William D. Mounger '48 Writing Center in October 2016. 

Mr. Mounger admitted to struggling as a writer while at West Point, but in an exemplary account of intellectual curiosity and motivation, he used those struggles to fuel lifelong learning after graduation. This drive, as illustrated in Mr. Mounger's own words below, demonstrates these characteristics for future generations in the Long Gray Line.

"At that time (1950), I determined that I would increase my vocabulary by researching the doubted meaning of any word that I read. Over the years, I have underscored thousands of words, which I have reviewed incessantly, thereby increasing my vocabulary immeasurably. Consequently, I began to read books on etymology and many other publications concerning the origins of the English language. Over time, my original Webster's became so frayed with use that around 1972 my wife, Jan, gave me a new leather-bound Webster's College Dictionary to which I dutifully transcribed from my Plebe Webster's all my previously specified words--that dictionary has also become so tattered that it is now almost unusable."

For more information about Mr. Mounger, his relationship to writing, and his enduring dedication to Cadet writers, see the account authored by West Point's Association of Graduates.