WEST POINT, N.Y. -Cadet Andrew William Eck, son of Julie and Bernie Eck, of State College, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25.
He is the grandson of Walter and Joy Eck and William and Tish Bonner, all of the Jersey Shore area.
Eck graduated from State College Area High School in 2009. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in mechanical engineering.
He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Army Aviation branch and will report to Fort Rucker, Ala., for his first assignment.
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.