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Local Cadet Alexandra Deets completed Basic Training in August

Britton, Alexandra & Chloe Deets.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Alexandra Deets, daughter of Wilton and Jennifer Deets of Wilmington, N.C., and granddaughter of Zoé Walters, also of Wilmington, completed Cadet Basic Training (CBT) at the U.S. Military Academy with a 12-mile ruck march on August 13. Often 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 protection. Deets was named Best New Cadet of her training company. More than 15,000 young men and women applied for admission to West Point in 2012. Deets was among 1178 who were offered an appointment and who entered on July 2.
With her successful completion of CBT, Deets was accepted into the Corps of Cadets and began classes on 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.  Deets attended Eugene Ashley High School and graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, N.C. Upon graduation from West Point in 2016 she will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. 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 committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and is prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.