West POint AOG

We are proud to honor our history and credit our formation to BG Robert Anderson (1825), who believed that an “Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy” was important.  Anderson wrote BG Sylvanus Thayer (1808) in January 1869 and outlined the concept of forming an association, “to see what should be done to perfect and perpetuate this truly national institution.”

Thayer wholeheartedly agreed with this proposal and on May 22, 1869, fifteen graduates gathered in the office of Dr. Horace Webster (1818), President of the College of the City of New York, to turn Anderson’s idea into a reality.  Among other business, the group resolved that the Association was to be “formed purely for the promotion of social and fraternal intercourse.”

Today, the West Point Association of Graduates holds true to the original ideals of this group, providing opportunities for Grads to gather in societies, on Founders Day, during reunions, at tailgates and at a host of other activities held around the world.  We continue to strengthen the bonds of the “Long Gray Line” through communications and services.  We also prepare for the future by building relationships which support current cadets…our future.

WPAOG 1946
WPAOG 1996







Additional Resources

Two Decades of Change
Written by COL Robert Lamb '46
Name Owner Date  
Decade of Change Part 1   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:09:43 PM    

Decade of Change Part 2   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:09:08 PM    

Decade of Change Part 3   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:08:19 PM    

Decade of Change Part 4   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:07:43 PM    

Decade of Change Part 5   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:07:04 PM    
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WPAOG Timeline
Name Owner Date  
West Point & WPAOG Highlights   Sweet 9/13/2012 11:45:04 AM    
By J. Phoenix, Esquire, 1850-2011

WPAOG Timeline   Sweet 9/13/2012 11:44:30 AM    
By J. Phoenix, Esquire, 1853-2011
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The Healing Years
Written by David Pinder, 1869-1902
Name Owner Date  
The Healing Years Part 1   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:17:58 PM    

The Healing Years Part 2   Sweet 5/21/2012 5:17:27 PM    
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