National Geographic : 1936 Jun
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd "FALL IN!" SHOUT THE FIRST SERGEANTS, AND THE CADETS QUICKLY LINE UP FOR PARADE They drill every day in summer, but follow a less rigid program in winter. Handed down from Revolutionary days, the cadet uniform has changed little since the Academy was organized in 1802. Gleaming crossbelts hold cartridge boxes, and waistbeltssupport bayonets. During Dress Parade, men in the ranks carry rifles and bayonets. Cadet officers and sergeants carry swords. Leafy elms half hidethe French monument beyond (see Plate II).