Cadet William Andrew Hurley
Cadet William Andrew Hurley

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet William Andrew Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Hurley, Monmouth Beach, NJ completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

William entered West Point June 28 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT, one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of his four years at the academy.

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

Hurley began classes Aug. 16. The West Point curriculum offers 36 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

A 2021 graduate of MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Sandy hook, Hurley plans to graduate from West Point in 2025 and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

“Since his freshman year at MAST, Will stood out among his peers with his maturity, motivation, and impeccable military bearing,” Said CDR Tracie Smith-Yeoman, USN (ret) senior Naval Instructor at MAST. “For those reasons, among many others, he was handpicked to serve as the Battalion Commander his senior year — the highest ranking cadet in the school. He led MAST NJROTC to be recognized once again as an NJROTC Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors, and I have no doubt that he will continue to set and achieve the highest goals both at West Point, and in the future, as a US Army officer.

Inspiring Corps of Cadets

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant–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, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army. For more information, go to

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