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WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Corey Archibeque, son of Ben Archibeque and Mary Jo Archibeque, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.
Archibeque entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training.
Also referred to as “Beast Barracks,” CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the four years at the academy. The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a 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.
Archibeque began classes on Aug. 20. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a bachelor of science degree.
Archibeque graduated from West Las Vegas High School. He attended the U.S. Military Academy Prep school for a year after high school graduation. Archibeque was awarded an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2016 and be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.