The West Point Association of Graduates is the alumni association of the United States Military Academy. The mission is to serve West Point and its graduates. The West Point Association of Graduates was founded in 1869 to reunite Academy graduates who found themselves on opposing sides during the American Civil War. Today, it continues to strengthen the bonds of the “Long Gray Line” through assistance to graduates, West Point Societies, and USMA Classes worldwide. Located in Herbert Hall Alumni Center, the WPAOG is the focal point for returning alumni. As a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, its philanthropic pursuits maintain a margin of excellence for Cadets attending the Academy. WPAOG purpose shall be dedicated to furthering the ideals and promoting the welfare of the USMA, and supporting and serving its graduates.