United States Military Academy Preparatory School - History

History

In 1916, the rules for admission to the US Service Academies changed to include a formal admission process to ensure the appointees' success and excellence. Between the two World Wars, the US was divided into Corps Areas, and each of these maintained its own West Point Preparatory School, all being supervised by the USMA staff.

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