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Information Relative to the Appointment and Admission of Cadets to the United States Military Academy.
1922 Edition. Revised Annually.
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THE CORPS OF CADETS.
. The maximum authorized strength of the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy (excepting the four Filipinos) is 1,334, appointed in number and from sources as follows: Four from each State at large; 2 from each congressional district; 2 from each !. ; 4 from the District of Columbia; 2 from natives of Porto Rico; 82 from the United States at large, 2 of whom are o upon the recommendation of the Vice President, and 20 of whom are selecte m among the honor graduates of educational institutions having officers of the Regular Army detailed as professors of military science and tactics, and which institutions are designated as “honor schools” upon the determination of their relative standing at the last preceding annual inspection regularly made by the War Department; and 180 to be appointed from among the enlisted men of the Regular Army and of the National Guard, in number as nearly equal as practicable, between the ages of 19 and 22 years, who have served as enlisted men not less than one year. They are appointed by the President, and those appointed from States at large, from congressional districts, from the Territories, from
e District of Columbia, and from the island of Porto Rico, must, under the law, be actual residents thereof, respectively.
How made.—Appointments to the Military Academy are made as follows: From States at large and from congressional districts, upon the recommendations of the respective Senators and Representatives in Congress. From the Territories, upon the recommendations of the respective Delegates in Congress. o: the District of Columbia, upon the recommendations of the commissioners ereot. From Porto Rico, upon the recommendation of the Resident Commissioner. From among the honor graduates of educational institutions designated as “honor schools,” upon the recommendations of the heads of the respective schools. From among the enlisted men of the National Guard of the States and Territories, o one Island of Porto Rico, upon the recommendations of the respective governors ereol. * , From among the enlisted men of the National Guard of the District of Columbia, tl #. the recommendation of the commanding general of the District of Columbia ilitia. From among the enlisted men of the Regular Army, upon the recommendations of the commanding generals of the respective corps areas and territorial departments. Appointments from the United States at large (excepting those from “honor schools” and those appointed upon the recommendation of the Vice President) are made by the President upon his own selection. The selection of candidates, by competitive examination or otherwise, for appointment from any State at large or congressional district, is entirely in the hands of the Senator or Representative in Congress entitled to the appointment, and all applications for appointment from those sources should be addressed to the proper Senator or Representative. Appointments are made only to fill vacancies. In addition to the 1,334 mentioned above, the Secretary of War is authorized to F. not exceeding four Filipinos, to be designated, one for each class, by the vernor General of the Philippine Islands, to receive instruction at the United
States Military Academy: “Provided, That the Filipinos undergoing instruction shall receive the same pay, allowances, and emoluments as are authorized by law for cadets at the Military Academy appointed from the United States, to be paid out of the same appropriations: And provided further, That said Filipinos undergoing instruction on graduation shall be eligible only to commissions in the Philippine Scouts. And the provisions of section 1321, Revised Statutes, are modified in the case of Filipinos undergoing instruction, so as to require them to engage to serve for eight years, unless sooner discharged, in the Philippine Scouts.” (35 Stats., 441.) Candidates.—From each vacancy from a State at large, or Congressional or Territorial district, three candidates should be nominated, one to be named as principal, one as first alternate, and one as second alternate. The first alternate, if qualified, will be admitted in the event of the failure of the principal; the second alternate, if qualified, will be admitted in the event of the failure of both the principal and the first alternate. Honor graduates of “honor schools” are selected for appointment as cadets of the United States Military Academy in the following manner: There is maintained in the office of The Adjutant General of the Army a roster of “honor schools” as determined by annual War Department inspections of educational institutions. At an early date in each year, The Adjutant General of the Army will anticipate the vacancies in the Corps of Cadets which are open to honor graduates and will make an equitable distribution of those vacancies amongst the “honor schools” and notify them accordingly. Each designated institution will at a specified time notify The Adjutant General of the Army of the name of the selected honor graduate from that year's graduating class. An honor graduate of a selected institution will be appointed, without mental ex: amination but subject to a satisfactory physical examination, a cadet of the United States Military Academy upon the certificate of the head of the institution that the appointee is the honor graduate of that institution. A certificate (Form II) will be forwarded to the Adjutant of the Academy when the appointment is made. For vacancies in the cadetships allotted to enlisted men of the National Guard, the candidates, not exceeding three for each vacancy, will be apportioned, as nearly equal as practicable, among the States, the Territories, the District of Columbia, and the Island of Porto Rico, according to their enlisted strength. With the exception of the candidates from the District of Columbia, they will be selected by the governors from successful competitors in a PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION to be held between November 1 and November 15 of each year, such examination to be of a scope and nature similar to the regular examination for entrance to the United States Military Academy. The candidates from the National Guard of the District of Columbia will be similarly selected by the commanding general of the District of Columbia Militia. The candidates nom . or cadetships allotted to the enlisted men of the R ar Army shall not exceed three times the number of existing vacancies and shall be equitably distributed among the corps areas and territorial departments by the War Department. If the number of applicants in any corps area or department exceeds the share allotted to it by the War Department, the candidates in such corps area or department will be chosen from the successful competitors in a PRELIMINARY ExAMINATION to be held between December 1 and December 15, such examination to be of a scope and nature similar to the legular examination for entrance to the United States Military Academy." Each candidate (unless appointed from the Regular Army) designated to take the regular examination for admission to the United States Military Academy will receive from the War Department a letter of appointment, and he must appear for examination at the time and place designated therein. Enlisted men appointed from the Regular Army receive authority from their respective corps area or department commanders to report for examination, and must report at the time and place specified.” Fitness for admission will be determined as prescribed in the Regulations, United States Military Academy.
Iregur, Art ExAMINATION OF CANDIDATES.
Examinations of candidates will be competitive in the following classes and will be the regular examination for entrance to the United States Military Açademy:
(1) Candidates from the United States at Large, excepting those from “honor schools” and those designated by the Vice President.
N. In the Philippine Department the preliminary examination will be held between November 1 and
ovember 15. * The board before which a candidate is directed to appear will be the one convened at the place nearest
or most convenient to his home, or to the school at which he is in regular attendance.
(2) Candidates from among the enlisted men of the Regular Army. (3) Candidates from among the enlisted men of the National Guard. Any vacancies existing after the results of this examination are known may be filled by admission by certificate in the manner hereinafter explained.
The Filipino candidates selected for appointment shall, unless otherwise notified by the War Department, appear for mental and physical examination on the second Tuesday in January of each year before a board of Army officers to be convened at such place in the Philippine Islands as the commanding general of the Philippine Department may designate.
Admission by examination. On the first Tuesday in March of each year candidates selected for appointment shall appear for mental and physical examination before boards of Army officers to be convened at such places as the War Department may designate.
Each candidate must show by examination that he is well versed in algebra, to include quadratic equations and progressions, and in plane geometry, English grammar, composition, and literature, and general and United States history:
Admission by certificate.-The Academic Board will consider and may accept in lieu of the regular mental examination:
(1) A properly attested certificate (Form I) that the candidate is a regularly enrolled student in good standing without condition in a university, college, or technical school accredited by the United States Military Academy; provided that the entrance requirements of the course he is pursuing require proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the list given below.
If attendance at college extends over a semester, a full record of academic work at the college, giving subjects taken and grades attained in each, must accompany the certificate; if attendance at college extends over less than a semester and the candidate was admitted to college by certificate, a certificate (Form II) from the preparatory school giving a full record of studies taken and grades attained must accompany the college certificate. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.
A certificate indicating enrollment in or admission to an institution at any other time than that specified in the college register for regular admission or enrollment will not be accepted.
(2) A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate has graduated from a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy, provided that he has in his school work shown proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the list given below.
If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows evidence of low grades or of graduation at an irregular date, the certificate will be rejected.
A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate is in actual attendance in his senior year at a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy, and has satisfactorily completed three and onehalf years' work at such school, provided that the course which he is pursuing will, when completed, show proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 14 units of the list given below. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, it will be rejected.
A candidate submitting a certificate showing actual attendance at and prospective graduation from a preparatory school or public high school must as a condition of admission continue his course of study, and at the time of entrance to the Military Academy submit his diploma or other formal evidence of graduation. Failure to submit such evidence of graduation will disqualify the candidate for entrance.
(3) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the College Entrance Examination Board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examinations set by the board in subjects amounting to 14 units from the list given below. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected. The list of subjects and the corresponding weights in units are as follows:
Units. Mathematics, Al.
1 History, B Mathematics, c.
2 English, A. English, B.
11 History, E
11 History, D Any two.....
The remaining 6 units may be supplied from among the following subjects and no others: Units.
Units. Mathematics, B.
French, A (Elementary)...
2 Mathematics, D.
Either Mathematics, E.
French, B (Intermediate)
1 French, BC (Inter. and adv.)
one, but Mathematics, F.
not both History, A
German, A (Elementary).
2 History, B
Either not submitted German, B (Intermediate)
yone, but History, D among required sub
2 German, BC(Inter. and adv.)
1 History, E
not both jects 1 Spanish.
2 Hlistory, F iPhysics.
1 * Latin, 1 (Grammar).. 1 Chemistry.
1 Latin, 2 (Elementary Comp.)..... 1 | Biology.
1 Latin, 3 (Second year).. 2 Botany
1 Latin, 4 (Cicero). iPhysical geography.
1 Latin, 5 Virgil).
i Drawing (freehand or mechanical). 1 Greek, Al (Grammar).
1 Greek, A2 Elementary Comp.)... General science.
History, | Any
*Only 4 units will be credited for Latin studies.
DEFINITION OF CERTAIN OF THE SUBJECTS CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING LIST.
A1. ALGEBRA TO QUADRATICS.
The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic expressions. Factoring, determination of highest common factor and lowest common multiple by factoring. Fractions, including complex fractions, and ratio and proportion.
Linear equations, both numerical and literal, containing one or more unknown quantities.
Problems depending on linear equations.
A2. QUADRATICS AND BEYOND. ONE UNIT.
Simple cases of equations, with one or more unknown quantities that can be solved by the methods of linear or quadratic equations. Problems depending on quadratic equations, The binomial theorem for positive integral exponents.
The formulas for the nth term and the sum of the terms of arithmetical and geometrical progressions, with applications.
It is assumed that pupils will be required throughout the course to solve numerous problems which involve putting questions into equations. Some of these problems should be chosen from mensuration, from physics, and from commercial life. The use of graphical methods and illustrations, particularly in connection with the solution of equations, is also expected.
B. ADVANCED ALGEBRA. ONE-Ilalr l'nIT.
Determinants, chiefly of the second, third, and fourth orders, including the use of minors and the solution of linear equations.
Numerical equations of higher degree, and so much of the theory of equations, with graphical methods, as is necessary for their treatment, including Descartes's rule of signs and Horner's method, but not Sturm's functions or multiple roots.