Eischer finishes basic training at West Point

John Eischer

John Eischer

Cadet John M. Eischer, son of Mark and Deb Eischer of Oakville, has completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Eischer was among roughly 1,300 cadet candidates who concluded their training with a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point. New cadets officially were accepted into the Corps of Cadets during a recent Acceptance Parade.

Eischer graduated from Lutheran High School South earlier this year.

He plans to graduate from West Point in 2010 and will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

The mission of the U.S. Military Academy 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 and country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an Army officer.