The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four year federal service academy established in 1802 to educate and train students as future officers in the military. Its alumni includes two presidents and numerous famous generals and Medal of Honor recipients. A West Point cadet’s education is based on three pillars of performance: academics, physical, and military. Since 1847, West Point has published and frequently updated the definitive military history text The West Point History of Warfare for its cadets. With its unsurpassed access to original documents and images, West Point has created the most important and insightful work of military history to date.