Last Update: July 14, 2019
West Point Military Academy Grounds
West Point Parents Club of Colorado
Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:30 pm
On June 29th West Point welcomed more than 1,190 candidates from every state in the nation to begin six weeks of Cadet Basic Training and the first day of their transition from civilian to new cadet as a member of the Class of 2023 (see their smiling faces)!
The incoming class was selected from a pool of nearly 12,300 applicants that include 16 international students, 285 women, 400 minorities (180 African-Americans, 145 Hispanic Americans, 99 Asian-Americans and 19 Native Americans), and 17 combat veterans who will be immersed into the basic military competencies and leader development training that will prepare them for acceptance into the Corps of Cadets.
Candidates entering the class under the sponsorship of their respective countries include: Columbia, Egypt, Fiji (2), The Gambia, Georgia (2), Honduras, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Rwanda, and Thailand.
New cadets will complete six weeks of Cadet Basic Training, learning the basic skills of the Soldier. They will participate in rigorous physical training, small-unit tactical training, and rifle marksmanship, as well as learning to respond quickly and accurately to their commanders under conditions of mental and physical stress. At the end of this initial training period, new cadets will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets. The Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for 10 AM on Saturday, 17 August.
Burning Tree Pool - Across the Street from 69 Spyglass Drive
Please RSVP directly to Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend and/or if you would like help out with drinks & snacks.