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US Military Academy at West Point/Top 5 West Point graduates


redcrimblue wrote at 2007-07-26 16:37:11
I am certain that what the questioner meant was not academic standing but reputational score.  Obviously, a subjective number but McArthur reasonably could be in the "top 10" graduates of the United States Military Academy.

mike4rest wrote at 2012-11-30 08:00:51
According to Wikipedia MacArthur was the third highest ranking Cadet ever with a score of 2400+ if I remember right.

Lee is supposed to have held both the best Academic and Disciplinary record. Supposedly he never got a demerit but that's hard to believe given how they treat first year cadets at West Point.

Bill dunbar wrote at 2015-09-23 02:57:42
Charles Mason had the top score all-time at West Point.  I believe Robert E. Lee was next and Douglas McArthur was third.

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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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