DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES

At West Point, much of the history we teach was made by the people we taught.

  • Benjamin Bonneville - USMA 1815 - Mapped and explored much of the American Western frontier
  • Robert E. Lee - USMA 1829 - Commanding General of Confederate Army (Civil War)
  • Ulysses S. Grant - USMA 1843 - President of the United States 1863-1877
  • George Washington Goethals - USMA 1880 - NYC Architect and Builder of the Panama Canal
  • Douglas MacArthur - USMA 1903 - Commanding General of Pacific Theater World War II
  • George S. Patton - USMA 1909 - Four Star General through World War II
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower - USMA 1915 - President of the United States 1953-1961
  • Alexander Haig - 1947 - U.S. Secretary of State 1981-1982
  • Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin - USMA 1951 - Participated in first manned lunar landing
  • Ed White - USMA 1952 - First Astronaut to "Walk" in Space
  • Norman Schwarzkopf - USMA 1956 - Commander-in-Chief, Operation Desert Storm
  • Pete Dawkins - USMA 1959 - Heisman Trophy Winner, Rhodes Scholar
  • James Kimsey - USMA 1962 - Co-founder, CEO and first Chairman of America Online
  • Mike Krzyzewski - USMA 1969 - Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach