Welcome to the United States Military Academy’s virtual presence in support of AUSA 2020. We are fortunate to have such amazing talent at West Point. Our Cadets and Faculty work hard throughout the year to develop, design, and execute research projects that solve Army and other real-world problems. Enrichment activities provide experiential learning opportunities for cadets to see the intersection between theory and practice. This collection is just a sample of the great work being done at USMA. In addition, we selected a sampling of our other current projects and initiatives to highlight what we currently have ongoing at West Point. Even though this information is shared virtually, we continue to Educate and Train each day to prepare for the future challenges awaiting our Army and Nation.
West Point Projects for AUSA 2020
West Point is the world’s preeminent leader development institution. Our 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. West Point amplifies how the West Point Leader Development System (WPLDS), supported by our research centers, are currently developing Army leader talent through experiences and projects that directly contribute to the Army’s people first philosophy; priorities of readiness, modernization, and reform; and winning matters mindset both now and in the future.
Winning at West Point
West Point was established in 1802 as the first Military Service Academy in the United States. West Point continues to evolve as an institution to prepare cadets as Leaders of Character for the future challenges they will face once they commission as 2nd lieutenants in the Army. This year in particular created immense challenges that caused the Academy to think outside the box and execute the mission in support of the Academy Vision.
Click here to view the projects that support Winning at West Point.
Helping the Army Win
West Point collaborates across the Army Commands, Department of Defense, and other Federal Government Agencies to create new knowledge and advance research in different disciplines. Many of these projects have immediate applicability, while some of them are truly groundbreaking initiatives. You are encouraged to review the projects and reach out to the primary point of contact if you want further information.
Click here to view the projects that support Helping the Army Win.
Want to Learn More About the Academy?
From the day of its founding on March 16, 1802 , West Point has grown in its size and stature, but it remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America 's Army. Click here to learn more about the Academy or take a virtual tour.
Reserve Officer Training Corps & Officer Candidate School Information
If you are looking for information on Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Officer Candidate School (OCS):
Officer Candidate School
The mission of the 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment (Federal Officer Candidate School) is to train, educate, and commission officers in order to provide the Army with leaders of character who live by the Army Ethic. Click here for more information about Officer Candidate School.
Reserve Officer Training Corps
Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization with the American military, having over 600,000 men and women have earned a commission through the program. Among them are two chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seven Army chiefs of staff, two Cabinet secretaries and a sitting Supreme Court associate justice. Few other military commissioning sources can claim such significant lineage.
Throughout the last hundred years, the U.S. and its Army faced numerous challenges both at home and abroad. Wars against despotic foreign governments were fought and won; economic depressions endured; medical, scientific and technological advances were made; and U.S.-led peacekeeping operations contributed to greater global stability. Click here for more information about the Reserve Officer Training Corps.