Ponte Vedra Beach native completes basic training at West Point


Cadet Graham Paul Ungrady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ungrady of Ponte Vedra Beach, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy in August.

Ungrady entered West Point July 3 and successfully completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training. According to the academy, basic training is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of his or her four years there.

The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to build 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.

A graduate of the Bolles School, Ungrady began classes at West Point Aug. 21. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Ungrady intends to graduate from West Point in 2021 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.