West Point Commandant MacArthur Writes About Camp Dix In 1920
In 1903, MacArthur graduated at the top of his class from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As a junior officer in the years leading up to World War I, he was stationed in the Philippines and around the United States, served as an aide to his father in the Far East and participated in the American occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1914. After the United States entered World War I in 1917, MacArthur helped lead the 42nd “Rainbow” Division in France and was promoted to brigadier general. From 1919 to 1922 Douglas MacArthur served as the superintendent of West Point and instituted a variety of reforms intended to modernize the school.
In this 1920 letter, General MacArthur writes to a Colonel about the success of a camp at Fort Dix which "inaugurates a new phase of the amalgamation of the West Point Cadet with the Army at large.