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Cadet Jacob Pompey, son of Charles & Gwen Pompey of Falls, completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy. Jacob entered West Point on July 1 and has successfully completed six weeks of training. 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. Pompey began classes Aug. 19 majoring in chemical engineering. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Pompey graduated from Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton and attended Our Lady Of Peace School in Clarks Green. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2017 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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