Latest U.S. Military Academy News

West Point welcomes new cadets with Class of 2023

Jun. 30, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The Class of 2023 is reporting for duty at the U.S. Military Academy. West Point will welcome almost 1,200 candidates on Monday to begin a rigorous six weeks of Cadet Basic Training. The arrivals on "R-Day," or reception day, will immediately begin their first lessons in marching,...

Funeral held for West Point cadet who died in training

Jun. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy's cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan's father had been part...

West Point service for cadet killed in training accident

Jun. 14, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Military Academy cadet killed in a training accident will be laid to rest at the historic West Point Cemetery. West Point says a memorial service for 22-year-old Christopher J. Morgan will be held at noon Saturday at the Cadet Chapel, with a viewing earlier in the morning....

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of cadet killed in crash

Jun. 11, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Flags will fly at half-staff in New Jersey to honor a cadet killed in a vehicle rollover during a training exercise at the U.S. Military Academy earlier this month. West Point officials have said Christopher Morgan, of West Orange, died Thursday when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets...

Cadet's rape conviction reversal panned by victim advocates

Jun. 8, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

A military appeals court's reversal of a West Point cadet's rape conviction and 21-year prison sentence has outraged sexual assault victim advocates who say the decision is filled with victim-blaming and antiquated notions about rape. But the cadet's attorney says the decision demonstrates the need for checks and...

West Point says cadet killed in rollover was from New Jersey

Jun. 8, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The 22-year-old cadet killed in a vehicle rollover during a summer training exercise was identified by the U.S. Military Academy on Friday as a standout wrestler who was studying law. Cadet Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, New Jersey, died at the scene after a tactical vehicle...

Training rollover kills West Point cadet, injures many

Jun. 6, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, the U.S. Military Academy said. The tactical vehicle operated by two soldiers overturned around 6:45 a.m. as it was headed to a...

Cadet killed, multiple people injured in personnel vehicle rollover at U.S. Military Academy training site

Jun. 6, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet killed, multiple people injured in personnel vehicle rollover at U.S. Military Academy training site.

Cadet back at West Point after rape conviction overturned

Jun. 5, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A cadet is back at West Point after three military judges overturned his conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, citing lack of evidence the sex wasn't consensual. Cadet Jacob Whisenhunt was sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping a fellow cadet in her sleeping bag during...

Army hires Mike Buddie as athletic director from Furman

May. 30, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Mike Buddie as its athletic director. The U.S. Military Academy announced Thursday that Buddie, who comes from Furman, will replace Boo Corrigan. At Furman, Buddie negotiated a multiyear partnership with Nike, produced the athletic department's first balanced budget...