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Three Class of 2024 Cadets join Long Gray Line as they graduate, commission during June ceremony

Sometimes in life the things you strive to achieve don’t happen on the expected timeline, which at West Point is graduating in 47 months. This was the case for three Class of 2024 Cadets who each missed one of their summer training requirements, which is an U.S. Military Academy prerequisite for all cadets to attain commissioning, due to injuries they had to recover from last summer. ...

The power of data: Data Literacy 101 course helping military organizations make sound decisions

In simplest terms at its most basic level, data is information, facts or statistics that can be collected, stored and analyzed, which in turn enables leaders of organizations to make more sound, less risky decisions and strategies based on facts provided by data instead of going off of intuition....

West Point Band continues "Music Under The Stars" concert series with "Pure Imagination"

The West Point Band continues its "Music Under the Stars" concert series with a concert band performance titled “Pure Imagination” on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre. This performance is free and open to all; no tickets are required. For more information visit westpointband.com....

USMA honors Gavin during D-Day ceremony June 6

The U.S. Military Academy in concert with the 82nd Airborne Division Association of New Hartford and the Greater Hartford Lt. Gen. James Gavin Chapter commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the legacy of Gavin with a wreath-laying ceremony at Gavin's gravesite on June 6 at the West Point Cemetery....

Join us For The R-Day Rehearsal!

Ever wonder what it's like to transition from civilian to a West Point cadet? The U.S. Military Academy invites you to participate in a rehearsal for Reception Day on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the academy grounds. If you're interested, sign up to Be a Cadet for a Day!...

West Point civilians get a taste of Cadet Field Training during Civilian Military Experience

Supporting the mission of creating commissioned leaders of character at the U.S. Military Academy comes with an immense responsibility in helping contribute to cadets’ success in building their academic, athletic and character development....

West Point Dean and retired Gen. Brooks discuss crisis leadership and information warfare in latest podcast episode

“Narrative power comes from what you choose to communicate,” Retired Gen. Vincent “Vince” Brooks explained. “If you choose to highlight your goals and define what success looks like, it’s your adversary who will be in a reactive mode.”...

Pesky insect destroys foliage, changes landscape but damage not permanent

Many residents have expressed concern about the appearance of invasive caterpillars, commonly known as the Spongy Moth, on trees in the West Point neighborhoods. ...

CLS, PANE join forces to provide science adventure, discovery for WPES fifth graders

Approximately 50 fifth graders from the West Point Elementary School took a field trip to Bartlett Hall May 29 to experience a science adventure with professors and instructors from the Chemistry and Life Sciences (CLS) and Physics and Nuclear Engineering (PANE) Departments....

Cadets earn Pershing medallion in recognition of top reflective essays through MX400

Through the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME), MX400 is the superintendent’s capstone course for all U.S. Military Academy firsties with an emphasis on an officer’s duty to provide moral leadership. The course challenges cadets to become commissioned leaders of character who demonstrate virtue, honor, patriotism and subordination to civilian authority....