Military Education

West Point cadets receive unparalleled opportunities and the support needed to develop the military skills required to excel in service to the nation.

Military Education

West Point cadets receive unparalleled opportunities and the support needed to develop the military skills required to excel in service to the nation.

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Military Program

The Military Program at the United States Military Academy consists of military-focused classroom instruction and labs, summer field training, and various military-related enrichment opportunities available throughout the year. All of these experiences are focused on producing commissioned leaders of character for the United States Army, committed to the ideals of Duty, Honor, and Country.

Military Education Statistics

West Point cadets receive once-in-a-lifetime military training opportunities. A focus on character development is woven into every experience.

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6
Military training schools offered to the Corps each summer
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18
Posts offered for Cadet Troop Leadership Training
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34
# of hours a cadet receives of formal character education
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95%
of cadets receive 1 of top 3 choices with talent-based branching
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100%
of cadets serve in a military leadership position during their 4 years
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"History will show that no man rose to military greatness, who could not convince his troops that he put them first."

- General Maxwell Taylor
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U.S. Corps of Cadets (USCC)

Every cadet at West Point becomes a member of the United States Corps of Cadets:  a cohesive student body that forms the foundation of the legendary Long Gray Line. The Corps is supported by leaders and mentors focused on supporting and guiding their development.

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Military Training

Cadets engage in life changing military training opportunities at several points during their time at West Point, honing their ability to serve as leaders of character.

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Branch Education

Branch education is a deliberate program that ensures cadets receive the information and mentorship required to help them make an informed decision about their post-graduation service in uniform.

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Military Education and Development Teams

All military training, education, and development at West Point is overseen by the Commandant of Cadets. 

The Commandant leads a number of highly specialized and professional teams of military and civilian leaders whose goal is to ensure cadets realize their full potential.

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