Research at West Point

Developing agile, critical-thinking leaders of character through research focused on real problems facing the Army and the Nation.

Research at West Point

Developing agile, critical-thinking leaders of character through research focused on real problems facing the Army and the Nation.

Tackling Complex Problems: For the Nation and the World

Research is a strength of West Point. It develops cadets by providing context to the classroom and is central to the USMA's vibrant and professional faculty. West Point cadets are driven, its faculty are world-class, and the Army applies that combination to its most difficult problems.

Cadets are involved in all of the research conducted at West Point – keeping in mind the USMA's mission to "build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of service to the Army and Nation."

The Office of Research oversees and coordinates all research-related efforts at USMA.

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USMA Research Program

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$24M
Research Funds Received
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124+
Research Partners
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250+
Research Projects
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27
Research Centers and Institutes
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3
Externally Sponsored Centers

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"At West Point, we believe that experiential learning is key to developing the leaders of tomorrow. By providing our cadets with hands-on experiences, we prepare them to excel in complex and unpredictable environments and to lead with confidence, competence, and character."

- BG Shane Reeves, 15th Dean of the Academic Board
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Collaborations & Partnerships

West Point excels in interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research due to our collaborative spirit. Our researchers actively partner with government, academia, and industry peers, blending disciplines to tackle significant challenges faced by the Army and the Nation.

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Centers & Institutes

At West Point, research is organized and administered through centers. These centers provide the infrastructure and support necessary to tackle the Nation’s and the world’s most challenging problems.

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