Join the DPE Team
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Physical Education (DPE). This page provides general information concerning the application process, graduate school, and teaching at West Point. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- For active duty military officers only, the point of contact is MAJ Walter Thomas at 845-938-0670.
- For non-military personnel seeking employment within DPE as an instructor or department support, please utilize the website www.usajobs.gov to search for any job openings. There is also a recreational assistance staff here in the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center that supports and manages various facility operations.
- For active duty enlisted military Soldiers, unfortunately there are no authorized enlisted positions on our manning documents.
Because Army officers are required to maintain the highest standards of physical readiness, individual responsibility for physical fitness is essential. The physical development process at West Point takes into account the psychological, motivational, and emotional aspects of total fitness. Thus, competitive and highly demanding physical activities such as those presented in the USMA Physical Program ensure cadets are prepared to meet the rigors of their profession. The information provided here is designed to give you a feel for what being an instructor in DPE is all about. If you believe you would enjoy the challenge of educating, training, and inspiring America’s future leaders, please submit your application