Parent Review - September 2023

Thayer Award

  HON Elizabeth Dole

The HON Elizabeth Dole received the 2023 Sylvanus Thayer Award during ceremonies hosted by LTG Steve Gilland ’90, 61st Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Corps of Cadets conducted a parade in her honor prior to the award presentation dinner. Read more. Photos.

Centurion Pins

  USMA Centurion Pins

The Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, BG Lori Robinson ’94, presented Centurion Pins to 17 captains of Cadet Competitive Club sports, continuing a time-honored legacy at West Point that began 14 years ago. There are nearly 120 cadet clubs at West Point including athletic, recreational, academic, religious, hobby, and diversity clubs–something for virtually every interest, made possible by donors supporting the Margin Of Excellence. Read more.

US News and World Report Rankings Released

  US News and World Report

West Point ranked No. 3 in Public Liberal Arts Colleges, No. 4 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, No. 8 in Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Top 5 in Civil Engineering, Top 8 Mechanical Engineering, Top 12 in Electrical Engineering! See the list.

Ring Weekend 2023

  Ring Weekend 2023

Cadets from the Class of 2024 received their West Point class rings on August 25, marking another milestone in their firstie year. Gold from 807 donated West Point class rings was used in the making of these class rings, tangibly connecting the Class of 2024 to the entire Long Gray Line. Family and friends gathered at the Plain, ready to celebrate with USMA 2024 as they received their rings. Members of their 50-Year Affiliate Class of 1974 were in attendance, as well as several ring donors who donated their West Point class rings through WPAOG's Ring Memorial Program. We are currently accepting ring donations for the West Point Class of 2025’s Ring Melt. The cut-off to donate a ring for their Ring Melt is October 1, 2023. Photos.

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WPAOG Podcast with Coach Jeff Monken

  WPAOG Podcast with Coach Jeff Monken

After another victory, the Black Knights are pumped as they head to Syracuse! Take a listen to WPAOG’s podcast interview with Head Coach Jeff Monken! “This Academy, it’s way bigger than any individual that will ever work here, coach here, teach here, go to school here. This Academy, West Point, that’s the legacy. We all play our part and we all contribute to the legacy of this Academy." Listen.

“Where on West Point” Scavenger Hunt

  Where on West Point?

Here's the SOP: Guess where on West Point you’ve seen the image—be specific! Submit the correct answer through our form to have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to the WPAOG Gift Shop—it's that simple! We will randomly select and announce the winner on our social media channels on the last Tuesday of the month. Submit your answer here.

Join Us at the 2023 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

  2023 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

Register now for our award-winning West Point Entrepreneur Summit in San Francisco! Join this community of business leaders for networking, 1-on-1 mentorship sessions, veteran entrepreneur workshops, resources, and more. Speakers include Anthony Noto ’91, CEO of SoFi, and Dawn Halfaker ’01, Founder of HAFCO Holdings LLC. Our official HR/Payroll/Benefits sponsor Adams Keegan will send three alumni entrepreneurs to the Summit for free! Nominate yourself or someone else. Register today.


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The Army Navy game moves to Boston this year and to celebrate, we present our commemorative “tea set” available for pre-sale only. These game-ready glasses are a play on Boston’s revolutionary events: the Boston Tea Party, which occurred 250 years ago this December, and Paul Revere riding an Army Mule! Pre-order now for delivery before the big game. Shop 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com or give us a call at 800.426.4725 during store hours (M-F/10am-5pm). Open home football Saturdays–a few steps from Michie Stadium in Herbert Hall.

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