US Military Academy at West Point/First in class of 1986


Who was first in class of the graduate at West Point in 1986?
Does this mean first over all graduates, and if so, by GPA, Score, merit, etc?
If it does not mean over all graduates, what does first in class men and how is it obtained?

Thank for your help

Mark Borofsky
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Hi, Mark, it's good to hear from you.  Thanks for your interest in West Point.

Unfortunately there is no publicly available answer to your question.  After the 1976 Honor scandal at West Point (cheating on an Electrical Engineering exam) they changed the ranking procedures.  Whereas previously there was a General Order of Merit that ranked everyone in the class from first to last, now the GOM was measured but not publicly published outside the Corps of Cadets; and the graduation sequence was alphabetical and published as such in the Register of Graduates of the Military Academy.

If you contacted someone from the Class of 1986 (I was Class of 1970) they might have a personal copy of the real GOM.  Those rankings included weighted academic, leadership and physical measures.  Again, they are not publicly available and I don't have access.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Best Regards,

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I can answer questions about admissions to West Point; about the history of West Point; about how to travel to West Point, where to eat, where to stay, etc.; and about West Point`s alumni organization, the West Point Association of Graduates.


I am a 1970 Graduate of West Point. I served six years on active duty and another 8 years in the active reserve. I have been actively involved as a Field Admissions Representative for over 20 years and have participated on my Congressman's Academy Selection Panel for over 25 years. I am actively involved in West Point Alumni affairs, serving in roles both with the West Point Association of Graduates and the local alumni chapter in Annapolis, MD. I also have two sons who graduated from West Point in 1995 and 2001. Both are veterans of the Iraq War and Afghanistan War. The 1995 Grad continues to serve on Active Duty in the Army.

Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy, 1970 Master of Science (Computer Science), The Johns Hopkins University, 1980

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