Cadet (Magill’s Guide to Military History)
A student in a national service academy, in a private military school, or on a training ship. Cadets in institutions such as the United States Military Academy (also known as West Point) in Orange County, New York, are subjected to a rigorous curriculum that combines mathematics, engineering and basic sciences, arts and humanities, military science, and physical education. Strict military discipline is maintained at all times, and cadets are groomed to be career officers. National academies like West Point present graduates with a lieutenant’s commission as well as a baccalaureate degree.
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