There are two levels to the war memorial. The upper level of the memorial consists of eight sculptured limestone pylons that stand for brotherhood, honor, leadership, sacrifice, service, loyalty, duty, and promise. The center of the upper level is a cenotaph which lists the seven names of alumni who have received the Medal of Honor serving for the United States. When a new name is added a dedication ceremony is held where the corps of cadets form up on the drill field and the precision rifle drill team performs a rifled salute.
Underneath the upper layer is a 6,324 four square foot chapel that seats two hundred and sixty people. Inside, there is a chancel sculpture by Donald DeLue that symbolizes there is something greater that is responsible for humankind being on Earth. Also responsible for architecture in the chapel were Henry Kreis and Charles Rudy.