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Local Completes Basic Training at West Point

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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 8:16 pm | Updated: 9:35 am, Tue Aug 23, 2011.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Johnmark Farlett, son of LTC Mark and Dianne Farlett of Tempe, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.


Farlett entered West Point June 27 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT.  Also referred to as “Beast Barracks,” 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.


Farlett began classes Augusut 15.  The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.


Farlett graduated from Marcos de Niza High School.  He plans to graduate from West Point in 2015 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.



About West Point

The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City.  Founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation.  A pre-eminent leader development institution, its mission remains constant – to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation.  For more information go to www.westpoint.edu.



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