Bryce Evan Grijalva-Hylbert, son of Los Gatos residents Jon and Monica Hylbert, has successfully completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy.
Grijalva-Hylbert entered West Point on July 1
and completed the six-week training program in August, one of the most
challenging events a cadet will encounter during four years at the academy, the school said in a press release.
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, according to the release.
Areas of summer instruction included first aid,
mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear,
biological and chemical training.
Grijalva-Hylbert began classes Aug. 19. He graduated from Los Gatos
High School in 2012 and plans to graduate from West Point in 2017 and
be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Military Academy's mission 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 prepared for a career of professional
excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United
States Army, the school said in the statement.