Military schools are essential to the success of some nations. Not only do they provide potential soldiers and officers for the defense of a nation, but even in peacetime and the civilian realm, they produce confident and capable young leaders.
Ever wonder what the oldest military academies in the United States are? It would appear that West Point and VMI are the contenders.
West Point is also known as the United States Military Academy, a training school for Army recruits and officers. Its founders included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as it dates back to 1802.
The campus itself is not just home to future soldiers, but also the oldest Army museum and a number of historic monuments, buildings and sites. There is even a large visitor center to accommodate the fact that the location is a tourist destination.
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