Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Gipe (center in ACUs), the 8th Command Sgt. Major of the Army National Guard, speaks with West Point cadets, admissions officers and leaders about the academy's Soldier Admissions Program. The United States Military Academy affords Guard and Reserve Soldiers the opportunity to apply for admission through the program, which allocates 85 slots in each class. Gipe visited the academy hoping to learn about the program so he can increase Guard Soldiers' awareness.