TPV student completes basic training at West Point

Cadet Bruce Michael Burgener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burgener of Paradise Valley, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

West Point

Cadet Bruce Michael Burgener

Mr. Burgener entered West Point on June 29 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT.

CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy.

The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets.

Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological, and chemical training.

Cadet Burgener began classes Aug. 17. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Mr. Burgener graduated from Veritas Preparatory Academy. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2019 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City.

Visit www.westpoint.edu.

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