Record number of blacks entering West Point Class of 2014
SOURCE: Mid Hudson News
WEST POINT – The Class of 2014 reports to the US Military Academy at West Point on next Monday, June 28.
The class of 1,400 cadets, selected from over 12,000 applicants, including over 375 minorities, 12 international cadets, and 17 combat veterans who served in Afghanistan, Iraq or both, will report on Reception Day.
There are 250 women in the class, comprising 17 percent. Twenty-six percent of the new class is minorities with 126 African-Americans, 131 Asian-Americans, 125 Hispanic Americans, and 13 Native Americans.
The international cadets come from Cambodia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Jordon, Korea, Lithuania, Qatar, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Zaire.
During R-Day, the new cadets will begin the process of becoming West Point cadets and future US Army officers.
They will undergo administrative processing, are fitted with their initial issue of military clothing, receive haircuts, medical and physical evaluations, and begin their first lessons in marching, military courtesy and discipline.