Grandson of Rainsville couple graduates Military Academy

Cadets graduated May 25 after a 47-month journey at West Point to becoming commissioned officers in the United States Army. 

Nearly 1000 cadets graduated from the academy last month.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet William Michael Dunavant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dunavant of Suwanee, Ga., grandson of Hershel and Gayle Dunavant of Rainsville, AL and Judy Simmons and late Dale Simmons of Evansville, IN and great grandson of Leonard and Patsy Ezell of Hopkinsville, KY graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25.

Dunavant graduated from Lambert High School in 2015. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Engineering Psychology. Engineering Psychology is an empirically based discipline that requires its graduates to critically and systematically apply their knowledge of human behavior to the design of complicated systems. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Armor branch. He will be stationed at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA after graduation.

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, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

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.

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