After 31 days of emotionally and physically exhausting training in the Kentucky heat, 6th Regiment Basic Camp (CIET) Cadets can proudly say they made it through Basic Camp.
Cadre, loved ones, guests, and a Gold Star Family helped the Cadets celebrate this milestone in their becoming future Army leaders during their graduation ceremony at Brooks Field Aug. 9.
The graduation consisted of a Formation of Troops, Presentation of Command and Honors, an Invocation, Honors to the Nation, a Cadet Cannonade and the Cadet Creed, Presentation of Awards, Reviewing Officer’s Address, Pass in Review and The Army Song.
During the graduation the Gold Star Family was honored. Sixth Regiment Basic Camp is named after 1st Lt. Eric Yates, who gave the United States Army the ultimate sacrifice. His mother, Kathy Yates, attended the graduation. She received a token of appreciation for her son’s service and sacrifice.
Sixteen Cadets received regimental awards for excelling in certain areas in their training, ranging everywhere from being culturally empathetic to being supportive of their peers.
These Cadets are now one step closer to fulfilling their dreams in becoming a future Army Officer.