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United States Military Academy at West Point Army Base

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Provost Marshal and Military Police, Religious Program Support, Keller Army Community Hospital, the West Point Dental Activity, the USMA Band, Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)
622 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996

US Military Academy West Point NY

U.S. Military Academy at West Point  is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York and spans across 16,080 acres. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles north of New York City. It is one of the four U.S. military service academies, and one of the five U.S. service academies. The purpose of the United States Military Academy at West Point is to provide the Nation with leaders of character who serve the common defense. In order to achieve its purpose, the United States Military Academy educates, trains, and inspires the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the United States Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the nation.


Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress or Delegate/Resident Commissioner in the case of Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. Other nomination sources include the President and Vice President of the United States. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as “cadets” or collectively as the “United States Corps of Cadets” (USCC). Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July, with about 1,000 cadets graduating.


The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets’ performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” The academy bases a cadet’s leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military.


Most graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries.

Arriving at West Point
The closest airport is Stewart International Airport located 16.6 miles from base.

Directions from Stewart International Airport

  • Head north on 1st St/Circulation Dr toward A St
  • Continue to follow Circulation Dr
  • Continue onto Breunig Rd.
  • Turn left onto NY-207 E
  • Continue onto NY-300 S/Temple Hill Rd
  • Slight right onto NY-32 S
  • Turn left onto 107/Quaker Ave
  • Turn right to merge onto US-9W S toward Bear Mt
  • Take the NY-218 exit
  • Turn right onto NY-218 N/NY-293 N
  • Turn right onto Washington Rd
  • Continue onto Cullum Rd and West Point is located 1.7 miles down the road

For general in-processing, no appointment is required. All personnel in-processing must have a copy of their PCS orders assigning them to new unit, original signed DA Form 31 (Leave Form), and Dental Records.


MEDDAC personnel will need a copy of your latest evaluation report (officers and NCO’s).



All in-processing officers and enlisted Soldiers with orders assigning them to the US Military Academy Staff and Faculty and 2nd Aviation Detachment, must first report to HHC Bldg 622, Room 106. Any questions call 845-938-2223.


MEDDAC In-processing

All personnel arriving during duty hours will report to building 654 Eichelberger Road (sign in front of the building will say USMA Inspector General and KACH Medical Co on the bottom). S-1 is located on the first floor, room 1-6, adjacent to the Medical Company. If you arrive after duty hours and want to sign in off of leave, please see the KACH AOD located in the main lobby of the hospital, building 900 then report to S-1 by 0900 the next duty day. Contact the Medical Company at (845) 938-3261/2508 or the S-1 at (845) 938-4406/5244 if you have additional questions or require assistance.


DENTAC In-processing

All DENTAC personnel arriving during duty hours will report to Saunders Dental Clinic, Bldg 606. Soldiers arriving after duty hours must report to PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 (845) 938-3333.


Band In-processing

Newly assigned personnel with USMA Band will report to the Band Building, Bldg 685 (Located on Hardee Place) during duty hours. After duty hours call USMA Band Administration Section at (845) 938-1338 and leave a contact address and phone number. Immediately call the Duty NCO at (845) 705-0929.


Garrison Military Police In-processing

Newly assigned personnel will report to S1 office Bldg 620, 0900-1600. Phone number 845-938-1991 or 8868. Soldiers arriving after duty hours must report to PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 (845) 938-3333.


All Soldiers, upon sign-in with their perspective areas will report to the MPD, Building 622 during duty hours 0800 – 1600, to receive installation in-processing checklist.

During non-duty hours, all Staff and Faculty personnel will report to the PMO Military Police Desk Sergeant in Building 616 to sign in from leave. Once signed in from leave all personnel must in-process with the Military Personnel Division the next business day. Soldiers who arrive after duty hours must report to the Military Personnel Division (MPD) the following business day. The Housing and Finance Offices will not in-process newly arrived Soldiers without the in-processing checklist issued by MPD.

Base Population

10,900 Corps of Cadets, academic staff, active-duty soldiers and family members