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MVHS Graduate completes Cadet Basic Training at West Point

Zachary KealCadet Zachary M. Keal, Mill Valley High School Class of 2020, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Zachary entered West Point on June 28 and has successfully completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training which is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy. He began classes on August 16 at West Point where they offer 36 majors, including engineering and physical sciences, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Zachary plans to graduate from West Point in 2025 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 committee 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