Notables 090909

Tue, 09/08/2009 - 2:55pm
By: The Citizen

• Army Reserve Pfc. Malcolm A. Wolfe III has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

He is the son of Malcolm Wolfe Jr. of Lockwood St., Auburn, Ala., and Mary Wolfe of Fayetteville, Ga.

• Cadet Kenneth Philip Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Peachtree City, GA, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Jackson entered West Point on June 29 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. Also 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 training.

Jackson began classes Aug. 17. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.  West Point was recently named the #1 college in the country by Forbes Magazine.

Jackson graduated from Starr's Mill High School in May 2009.

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