2012-08-24 / Milestones

McMahon Completes USMA Basic Training

Cadet Kieran J. McMahon son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. McMahon of Rockaway Beach, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy earlier this month.

McMahon entered West Point on July 2 and has successfully 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 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 gre- nades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological, and chemical training.

McMahon began classes August 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.

McMahon graduated from Xavier High School. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2016 and be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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