Cadets graduate from West Point academy

Saturday was graduation day for cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Nearly 1,000 cadets joined the U.S. military after four grueling years.

Martin Dempsey, a four-star general and Goshen native, delivered the commencement speech.

The cadets were commissioned as second lieutenant in the Army and will complete some training before heading out to assignments all over the world. They are required to serve in the Army for five more years following graduation.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."