Milford Student Appointed to West Point

 Senior Caleb Primos received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY earlier this month. The oldest of the five United States service academies, West Point is a prestigious and impressive accomplishment for Caleb and his family. 

Caleb was nominated for the West Point appointment by U.S. Senators Ted Kaufman and Tom Carper and U.S. Congressman Mike Castle.  This distinction is only given to few students around the nation as each U.S. Congressman is only allowed five of their nominees at the academy at one time.

The United States Military Academy at West Point is a full-time, four year undergraduate program that teaches academics, military and leadership skills while preparing young men and women for future military service.  The application alone includes a mental and physical assessment by the U.S. Department of Defense.  Upon graduation Caleb will serve five years in the military.

Caleb has been interested in military service since he was a young child.  It was a family friend who graduated from West Point that sparked his interest in the academy. “When I was visiting a family friend he showed me his uniform and saber.   I began to study West Point and the other academies,” stated Caleb.  He also applied to the Coast Guard, Naval and Air Force academies. Caleb received nominations for the Naval and Air Force academies by U.S. Senator Tom Carper and U.S. Congressman Mike Castle.

Caleb is planning to major in Political Science with a minor in Arabic.  He will report on June 27, 2012 for six weeks of “Beast Barracks”. This will be basic training that will teach new cadets how to take orders, use weapons, march and set up camp.  After this training he will begin the academic year as the class of 2016. 

Caleb will graduate from Milford Senior High School this May. Caleb is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He is the News Editor of the school newspaper, The Jolly Roger.  He was also class Vice President last year. In addition, Caleb is a member of the varsity winter track and tennis teams, and the senior co-captain this year of the boys’ cross country team. Caleb is the son of Noel and Andrea Primos of Milford.

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