Cadet Jonathan David Lowe stands in front of the Hudson River at West Point.

Cadet Jonathan David Lowe, son of local attorney, Kimberly Lowe, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Lowe entered West Point on June 27 and has successfully completed six weeks of training, which 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.

Lowe 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 degree.

Lowe graduated from Waynesville High School. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2020 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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