Public Affairs Office
West Point, NY 10996
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING AT WEST POINT – Aug. 2017
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Taylor Nikolai Butkewich, son of Dr. Mary Butkewich of Las Cruces, N.M., completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.
Butkewich entered West Point on July 3 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.
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.
Butkewich began classes Aug. 21. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.
Butkewich graduated from Saint Marys High School. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2021 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
About West Point
The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts
college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first
college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development
institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains
constant–to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a
commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared
for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army.
For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.