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Walker completes basic training at West Point
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Cadet Brandon Walker, who graduated from Bulloch Academy in May, recently completed basic training in West Point, N.Y. - photo by Special to the Herald

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Brandon Walker recently completed the six-week Cadet Basic Training and began classes at the United States Military Academy.
    Brandon entered West Point in June and finished the grueling CBT, which is also known 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, land navigation, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship as well as nuclear, biological and chemical training.
    The 18-year-old son of Lindsay and Devra Walker graduated from Bulloch Academy in May. The Honor Graduate was the school’s STAR Student, the president of the Class of 2011, a football and basketball star and was voted Most Likely To Succeed by his classmates.
    Brandon plans to graduate from West Point in 2015 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Walker is the second Bulloch Academy graduate in recent years to receive a commission to West Point. Harrison Peed, the son of Judge Gates and Janet Peed, graduated from BA in 2005, graduated West Point in 2009 and is currently a first lieutenant in the First Calvary, Third Brigade, Company B. He currently is serving his country as a mechanized infantry officer in Amarah, Iraq.
    The United States 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.  The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

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