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West Point: Graduate as an Officer

A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet Jae Yu chose an experience beyond a normal college education.

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  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • SGT Kristen King

    See how Kristen's job in the Army Reserve gives her experience that will help he...

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    TAGS: Broadcast Journalist Army Reserve

    SGT Kristen King
    01:10
  • Guiding college-bound students

    Watch how an Army ROTC scholarship took CPT Michael Pope from combat to communic...

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    TAGS: signal officer Enrollment Officer ROTC

    Guiding college-bound students
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  • LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year Americ...

    CATEGORY: Education Officership ROTC

    Learning to Lead
    LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
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  • Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

    Cadet Richard Dolan knew he wanted to become a leader. See why he chose Army ROT...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership ROTC

    Army ROTC: From Student to Officer
    04:00
  • Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks

    In OCS, college graduates and Soldiers with degrees, like Candidate Ricky Jones,...

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    Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks
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  • West Point: Graduate as an Officer

    A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet ...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    West Point: Graduate as an Officer
    03:58
  • Bryce McNeal Part 5

    Bryce McNeal talks about the big game and his college selection.

    Bryce McNeal Part 5
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    Xavier Nixon talks about getting motivated for the big game and his upcoming col...

    Xavier Nixon Part 3
  • Xavier Nixon Part 5

    Xavier Nixon describes the big game and his college selection.

    Xavier Nixon Part 5
  • Money For Your Education

    Soldier talks about her experience before the Army: had difficulty completing ...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Money For Your Education
    00:33
  • Taking Classes While In The Army

    getting paid to go to college, earn college credit for military school and train...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Taking Classes While In The Army
    00:25
  • PRIVATE ROBERT DAVISON

    Private Robert Davison answers Alison from Eden Prairie, Minnesota who asks; "Do...

    PRIVATE ROBERT DAVISON
  • ARMY ROTC

    Follows several college students that have joined the ROTC at their college or u...

    ARMY ROTC
    03:16
  • Episode 2:

    The Army teaches you strong leadership skills. Same thing with NCAA sports.

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 2:
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  • Episode 10:

    Find out what an Army MP instructor has to say about coaching NCAA football.

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    Episode 10:
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  • West Point Instructor / Athletic Director

    See how managing Soldiers and college athletes requires similar leadership skill...

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  • Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach

    Watch a U.S. Army MP instructor go one on one with an NCAA football coach.

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    Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach
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  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    Making the Right Decision
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  • The Army As A Career

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  • Money For Education

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    Money For Education
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    Soldiers describe the Army Reserve as a life-changing opportunity.

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    CPT Sandra Altamirano
    Earning a prestigious degree for free
    01:49
  • Autumn Anderson

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    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Motor Transport Operator

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    TAGS: Motor Transport Operator Army Reserve

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  • Different Programs For Different Needs

    Soldiers and Professors talk about the ROTC program and their experiences.

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    TAGS: ROTC Colleges

    Different Programs For Different Needs
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  • A Balanced College Experience

    Soldiers describe their experience as a college student while in the ROTC progra...

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    TAGS: ROTC Scholarships

    A Balanced College Experience
    02:03
  • An Enhanced Education

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    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    An Enhanced Education
    02:33
  • Greater Responsibilities

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    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Greater Responsibilities
    02:24
  • A Way to Pay for College

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    A Way to Pay for College
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    With Strength Comes Responsibility
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  • The Making of an Army Officer

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  • Making of an Officer

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    Making of an Officer
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    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett
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  • Jeff Davis

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  • Getting the Most Out of College

    Cadet Jeff David (Reserve, cadet) talks about experience/benefits - started in j...

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    TAGS: ROTC Sports Management

    Getting the Most Out of College
    01:26
  • A World of Options

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    TAGS: ROTC Training

    A World of Options
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  • Becoming a Leader

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    Becoming a Leader
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  • Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime

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    Skills You Can Use For A Lifetime
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  • Get The Education You Want

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    Get The Education You Want
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  • Turn Dreams Into Reality

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    Turn Dreams Into Reality
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  • RJ Custodio

    With the help of an ROTC scholarship, RJ is able to pay for college while gainin...

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    RJ Custodio
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West Point: Graduate as an Officer

A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet Jae Yu chose an experience beyond a normal college education.

CADET JAE YU I knew I wanted to come to West Point after I came up here for a school field trip in the 2nd grade. The United States Military Academy at West Point is a premiere leadership academy where you can receive an education as well as become a commissioned officer upon graduation.
MAJ JOHN TURNER It's the oldest most continuously garrisoned military post in the United States of America, critical for the United States victory in the Revolutionary War and now critical for producing the next military leaders of our generation.
COL BERNARD BANKS So West Point is actually the most generous scholarship awarded in our country. Not only do you receive a full four year, tuition free education, but every student here is a member of the Armed Forces. And as such they receive paid benefits commensurate with their rank in the Armed Forces.
CADET JAE YU Being the third regiment commander means I am responsible for 1200 cadets during the academic year. I thought that every day would be a million miles per hour. In reality, it's all about time management.
CPT MELISSA STEELE On a typical day a cadet will go to more information where they will be inspected, their haircut, their uniform and just their general appearance. After anywhere from 3 to 6 classes, cadets are released and the majority of our cadets participate in company athletics or intramural sports.
CADET JAE YU You get more done in a typical day at West Point than you would normally do outside of West Point for a whole week.
COL BERNARD BANKS We purposefully do not look for people who have any desire to be ordinary. And so if you want to come to West Point it's not because you want a normal college experience. We're the first college of engineering in the United States. The engineering ethos still runs through our program today in that we do not award Bachelor of Arts so everyone of our students will receive a Bachelor of Science.
COL GENE RESSLER We have this enormous advantage teaching engineering here. We operate within the Army so while we're teaching people to be great Army leaders, we're also engaging the Army's real engineering problems.
CADET JAE YU Some of the opportunities available at West Point include being on the combat weapons team where you get familiar with automatic weapons, or being on the parachute jump team where you can jump from helicopters almost every day after school. West Point is definitely a special place.
MAJ JOHN TURNER On a given year at West Point we typically have around 13,000 applications open. Of those around 4,000 will become fully qualified. 1200 of them will eventually become a cadet at West Point. In order to be appointed to West Point, you have to be academically, medically and physically qualified, and obtain a nomination. You must go to your congressman or your senator’s websites. Each has a unique and different nomination application. Additionally, presidential nominations are given to those candidates whose mom or dad is active or retired in the United States military.
COL BERNARD BANKS If you want to come to the United States Military Academy these are the kinds of things that you should do. One, take a rigorous course load. Two, seek physical pursuits. And then finally, look for opportunities to take on the challenge of leadership.
CADET JAE YU The most important component of leadership to me is leading by inspiration. Listen to your subordinates. You have to walk a mile in their shoes before you can tell them to do something.
COL BERNARD BANKS To be an officer means that you will never ask if your Soldiers that which you are not willing to do yourself. That you have an obligation: mission first, people always.
COL GENE RESSLER If you have the goal of being an Army Officer and an Army leader, there's really no better place to come.
CPT MELISSA STEELE Every facet of cadet life centers around developing as a leader.
CADET JAE YU My peers, my fellow classmates are my brothers and sisters that I can truly depend on and will depend on when we're all commissioned officers in the United States Army.
COL BERNARD BANKS As an institution, what makes us unique is that we focus on the transformation of each one of our students in terms of becoming a leader of character.
CADET JAE YU Just going through the West Point 47 month experience truly developed me into a better person. I am ready to become an Officer in the United States Army. I'm Cadet Jae Yu at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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