Introduction The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north… Read More
An Overview of the US Military Academy Preparatory School
Introduction The United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS), sometimes referred to as West Point Prep, is a preparatory school for the United States Military Academy (USMA). Located in West Point, New York, its official mission is “to provide academic, military and physical instruction in a moral-ethical military environment to prepare and motivate candidates for… Read More
A Brief Overview of the MSC Student Conference on National Affairs
Introduction The MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (MSC SCONA) is an annual conference at Texas A&M University (refer to Senior Military College) where civilian students and military cadets from across Texas and the US gather to exchange ideas and discuss the role of the US in the global community. The most recent conference, MSC… Read More
What was the Eggnog Riot (1826)
Introduction The Eggnog Riot, sometimes known as the Grog Mutiny, was a riot that took place at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on 24 to 25 December 1826. It was caused by a drunken Christmas Day party in the North Barracks of the academy. Two days prior to the incident,… Read More
Who was Henry Ossian Flipper?
Introduction Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 to 26 April 1940) was an American soldier, engineer, former slave and in 1877, the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He was also an author who wrote… Read More
What was the Military Peace Establishment Act (1802)?
Introduction The Military Peace Establishment Act documented and advanced a new set of laws and limits for the US military. It was approved by Congress and signed on 16 March 1802, by President Thomas Jefferson, who was fundamental in its drafting and proposal. The Act outlined in 29 sections the rules, the number of officers… Read More
Top 5 Military Training Colleges
More and more young people choose to pursue college education as a means to learn skills and get better career prospects. To some of these students, there’s more to college education than learning a certain subject or majoring in things like history, mathematics, and engineering. They choose to do one more thing – serve their… Read More
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