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October 21, 2009 > Locals complete cadet basic training

Locals complete cadet basic training

Submitted By Bernard P. Corbins

Cadet Phillip Bernard Corbins and Cadet Khirsen Juilanne Corbins, son and daughter of Mr. Bernard P. Corbins and Mrs. Charlene A. Corbins of Hayward, CA, completed Cadet Basic Training (CBT) at the U.S. Military Academy. Cadet Alexander Bernard Corbins, Phillip and Khirsen's older brother, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy last year.

Phillip and Khirsen entered West Point on June 29 and have 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.

The Corbins began class on August 17. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree. West Point was recently named the top college in the country by Forbes Magazine.

Phillip and Khirsen graduated from Moreau Catholic High School. They plan to graduate from West Point in 2013. Alexander plans to graduate from West Point in 2013. Upon graduation from West Point, they will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army.

The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

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