WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Lindsay Nicole Bowen, daughter of Gerald and Linda Bowen of Pembroke, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.
Bowen entered West Point on June 27 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy, according to a press release from West Point.
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.
Bowen began classes Aug. 15. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a bachelor’s of science degree.
Bowen, who graduated from Bryan County High School in May, is the first BCHS alum to attend West Point. She plans to graduate from West Point in 2020 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Bryan County News profiled her in this May 4 story: http://bit.ly/2c03Jvz.