Bainbridge cadet graduates from West Point

Published 10:47 am Thursday, May 26, 2016


Cadet Stephen Ray Dunn, Jr., stands between former JROTC instructors Col. Gary Breedlove and Sr. Master Sgt. Frank Geslak.

Cadet Stephen Ray Dunn Jr., son of Steve and Melanie Dunn of Bainbridge, Georgia, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 21.

Dunn graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2011. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Foreign Language Arabic. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Infantry branch and will report to Fort Hood, Texas for his first assignment.

Stephen’s former JROTC instructors from Bainbridge High School also were in attendance.  Colonel Gary Breedlove issued the commissioning oath to Lieutenant Stephen Dunn, and Senior Master Sargent Frank Geslak gave the ceremonial first salute.

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