The Class of 2019 Graduation
The 985 members of the Class of 2019 entered the Academy 47 months ago on June 29, 2015—or, as LTG Darryl Williams ’83, the 60th Superintendent of West Point, said to them on their graduation day, they entered “12 Marvel and three Star Wars movies ago, when the iPhone was still running on IOS-8 and Tom Brady only had four Super Bowl rings.”
Branch Night for the Class of 2019
After four years of learning about the 17 branches of the U.S. Army through the various initiatives surrounding the Branch Education and Mentorship Program (e.g. Branch Week, military instruction courses, summer training, etc.), on that night, November 14, 2018, the firsties finally learned what their identity, beyond “cadet,” will be in the profession of arms for the next five years or more.
Class of 2019 Ring Weekend
On Aug. 24, 2018, the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 assembled at Trophy Point to receive their class rings during the annual Ring Ceremony.
Ring Melt for Class of 2019
Attendance at the 2018 Ring Melt for the Class of 2019 set a record, included 26 families representing ring donors, five members of the Academy (including Commandant of Cadets BG Steven Gilland ’90), 15 cadets, and nine representatives from WPAOG.
Class of 2019 Cow Affirmation Ceremony
The Class of 2019 affirmed their commitment to service and took the Oath of Affirmation, binding them to complete their next two years of study and a minimum of five years of active-duty military service thereafter.
Class of 2019 Yearling Flag Ceremony
On the day they received their cadet corporal bar insignia after successfully completing Cadet Field Training (CFT), the members of the Class of 2019 got something else to forge their identity at West Point, their Class Flag.
Class of 2019 Crest Unveiling
The crest is beautifully crafted, incorporating their class motto, SO FREEDOM WILL REIGN, their class numerals, the American Eagle, the letters USMA, an officer’s sword and a cadet saber, with a draped U.S. flag displaying 12 stars as a backdrop. A thirteenth star is emblazoned upon the Roman numerals XIX. A complete explanation of the […]
Class of 2019 R-Day
Approximately 1,270 cadet candidates, including 280 women, 425 minorities, 17 international cadets, and 13 combat veterans reported to West Point on June 29, Reception Day, for the West Point Class of 2019. During Reception Day, new cadets begin the process of becoming West Point cadets & future U.S. Army officers. They undergo administrative processing, are […]