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WEST POINT, N.Y. — West Point cadets are getting a new commandant this week.
Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke will assume command as the 74th commandant of cadets on Friday. The commandant is one of the top officials at the U.S. Military Academy and is in charge of military programs and day-to-day operations of the cadets. The commandant serves under West Point's superintendent.
Clarke graduated from West Point in 1984.
Clarke replaces Brig. Gen. Theodore D. Martin, who will become the commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif.