“The West Point Association of Graduates organization thanks The Land of the Free Foundation for all their contributions and
assistance to further our mission.”
Robert Lucas (WPAOG) Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is the Alumni Association for the United States Military Academy (USMA). Its mission is to serve West Point and its graduates; its purpose is to further the ideals and promote the welfare of the USMA. WPAOG's vision is to be the most highly connected alumni body in the world.
WPAOG was founded in 1869 to reunite Academy graduates who found themselves on opposing sides
during the American Civil War. Today, it continues to strengthen the bonds of the “Long Gray
Line” through communications and services to graduates, Classes and Societies; as well as
building relationships with current Cadets at West Point… our future graduates.
By Memorandum of Agreement with the USMA, WPAOG is the primary private organization, authorized to raise private funds on behalf of the United States Military Academy. As a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, its philanthropic pursuits maintain the “Margin of Excellence” at West Point, providing needed support for over 170 Cadet activities, cultural immersion programs, scholarships and facilities.
The James K. Herbert Alumni Center, including WPAOG offices, event space, library, historical archives, gift shop and staff, is truly the heartbeat of the United States Military Academy for returning graduates who visit West Point. The Center provides a special place for alumni and their guests to gather, for them to meet invited current Cadets, and enables WPAOG to respond effectively and personally to the needs of West Point graduates.
WPAOG publishes West Point magazine, TAPS and The Register of Graduates. The publications may be purchased online or are available in the WPAOG Gift Shop.