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.
COVID Decision Support Through Modeling and Analysis
USMA sits just 33 miles north of the northern edge of New York City, which is widely considered to be the epicenter of the nation’s COVID-19 epidemic. Following Spring Break in March of 2019, at the outset of the pandemic, the Class of 2020 was broadly distributed across roughly 500 counties across the United States. As such, maintaining a granular, national-level awareness of the COVID-19 threat was critical, and we leveraged authoritative data from usafacts.org and the John Hopkins University, as well as models from the University of Washington, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Youyang Gu, to track the COVID-19 threat at the county and state-level. Click here to learn more about how USMA used modeling and analysis tools to support COVID decisions.
USMA 2035 is the United States Military Academy’s holistic 15-20 year modernization effort to renovate, retrofit, and modernize its academic, military, and physical development facilities, capabilities, and infrastructure. The keystone for our overarching modernization effort is the Academic Building Upgrade Program (ABUP), as well as the Cyber and Engineering Academic Center (CEAC). The CEAC is a 136 thousand square foot, state-of-the-art facility, that will modernize USMA’s engineering, technology, and cyber education capabilities and enable us to remain at the forefront of engineering education. These efforts will enable us to execute our mission to meet the Army’s need by providing the most highly qualified, capable, and ready officers. This effort will also ensure that USMA remains postured to sustain, modernize, and secure its position as the preeminent leader development institution in the world. Click here to learn more about the USMA 2035 modernization efforts.
In response to health concerns of an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) disease, the United States Military Academy (USMA) directed cadets during Spring Break AY20-2, March 9-13, 2020, to remain home instead of coming back to post. A USMA remote teaching working group drafted a report that leverages the lessons learned from this experience and combines them with sources of knowledge external to USMA to investigate important questions involving remote teaching and distance learning. Click here to review twelve recommendations and to watch a video that includes a summary of the reasoning behind each of the twelve recommendations.
Army West Point Esports
Army West Point Esports is the United States Military Academy’s front-line unit competing in the powerful, exciting, growing industry of Esports. Army West Point Esports is happy to be part of the growth of the total Army involvement in Esports and is ready to compete as a collegiate powerhouse in the world of competitive gaming. Click here to learn more about Army West Point Esports.