All military academies, cadet colleges, and training schools have been closed down.
When she first met the young Petraeus in 1973, he was a cadet at West Point where her father was superintendent.
Once a cadet dropped a brick from a third-story barracks window that barely missed Jackson.
The cadet turned suddenly with a surprised look, opened his hand and said ‘a piece of chalk,’ at the same time displaying it.
Over a decade, his teaching often took place in an atmosphere of what one cadet called “wanton disrespect.”
And he pointed his club at first one cadet and then the other.
And there was a gleam of vengeance in the cadet's eye as he went to the gun again.
He was getting back at you because cadet Herbert made him carry his own gear.
Though the cadet did not know it, that man was at that instant watching him.
The life of a cadet at West Point is portrayed very realistically.
c.1610, "younger son or brother," from French cadet "military student officer," noun use of adjective, "younger" (15c.), from Gascon capdet "captain, chief, youth of a noble family," from Late Latin capitellum, literally "little chief," hence, "inferior head of a family," diminutive of Latin caput "head" (see capitulum). "The eldest son being regarded as the first head of the family, the second son the cadet, or little head" [Kitchin].
Apparently younger sons from Gascon noble families were sent to French court to serve as officers, which gave the word its military meaning. In English, the meaning "gentleman entering the military as a profession" is from 1650s, and that of "student at a military college" is from 1775.