Military Schools in New York
The Battle of Long Island took place
in Brooklyn in 1776.
New York played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Its strategic location made it a highly valuable foothold for both forces, and New York became a battleground for over a hundreds of confrontations. In 1777, the American forces won the Battle of Saratoga, which is often credited as the greatest American victory of the war to date.
Due to a significant military activity throughout its history, New York is an ideal location for military education. The influence of major military installations also made the state a prime spot for military schools. Currently, the state has one of the strongest military presences in the country, with several military installations located in the state including Fort Drum in Jefferson, Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, Saratoga Springs of the U.S. Navy, and the Watervliet Arsenal of the U.S. Army.
The United States Military Academy, the federal military academy of the U.S. Army is located in West Point, New York. There are several military schools and programs offered by private institutions all over the state, including private military schools and college prep military schools.
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