As locked down as a Firstie at West Point... (7.21)
Jack Foley: I need to know you're squared away.
Chuck: I’m as locked down as a Firstie at West Point, sir.
The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is one of the five U.S. service academies.
The Academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed, shortly after his inauguration, that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.
Their final year at the Academy Cadets now have the distinction of being "Firsties." They have progressed through an incredible amount of learning and changing during the past three years. In this year they will find out what their first assignment will be when they graduate in May as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. By the fall after their graduation, most of these new Second Lieutenants will have reached their first duty stations and begun their careers as military officers.