The United States Military Academy at West Point ~ Established March 16, 1802

United States Military Academy Wall TapestryThe History of West Point is integral to the history of the United States of America. From the day of its founding on March 16, 1802, a favorite expression at West Point is that “much of the history we teach was made by people we taught.” Great leaders such as Grant and Lee, Pershing and MacArthur, Eisenhower and Patton, Schwarzkopf and Petraeus are among the more than 50,000 graduates. Countless others, following military service, have had distinguished careers in business, medicine, law, sports, politics, and science.

The mission of The United States Military Academy at West Point 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.

highland falls west point cadetsRenowned as the world’s premier leader development institution, West Point accomplishes its mission by developing cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually, and socially. The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4,400 and each year approximately 1000 cadets join the Long Gray Line as they graduate and are commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Today, The United States Military Academy at West Point celebrates its 210th birthday.
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The Hellcats at the Old Guard Tattoo

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For Freedom We Fight

Tribute to the West Point experience and the Class of 2011

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On Brave Old Army Team

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8 Responses to “The United States Military Academy at West Point ~ Established March 16, 1802”

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  2. Of all the great photos you posted, I had to laugh at the West Point band. A cello? I guess it’s not a marching band.

    One of America’s treasures.

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