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Local Cadet Graduates from West Point

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Kristen LaJeunesse, left, and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gabriel LaJeunesse, far right, celebrate the graduation of their son, Christian LaJeunesse, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Courtesy photo.

Cadet Gabriel Christian Lajeunesse, son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gabriel Lajeunesse of Montpelier, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 22.

Lajeunesse graduated from the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology in Randolph in 2015. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in engineering management. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Infantry branch and will report to Fort Bragg, N.C. for his first assignment.

Not only did Cadet “Chris” LaJeunesse graduate, but also his younger brother, Joshua LaJeunesse (who also graduated from the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology, 2021) will follow in the family tradition of military service and enter West Point June 28, 2021. 

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

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