Army 2nd Lt. Alexander H. Beak has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The course is designed to produce physically fit, competent, and confident infantry platoon leaders who are proficient in basic infantry skills. Lieutenants learn adaptive skills and to train and lead soldiers in infantry platoons to accomplish mission objectives in any environment.
Combat arms tactics covered in the course include tactical doctrine and operations, air assault operations, military operations on urban terrain, and field training exercises. Officers also learn artillery, engineer, and nuclear, biological, and chemical operations.
Beak is the son of Yung G. and Susan K. Beak of Wappinger’s Falls.
He is a 2009 graduate of John Jay High School, Hopewell Junction. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from United States Military Academy, West Point.