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Stoyanov Becomes First Bulgarian to Graduate US West Point

Date: 29.05.2009

Kaloyan Stoyanov has become the first Bulgarian ever to graduate from the prestigious US Military Academy of West Point.

Stoyanov received his diploma last Sunday. He enrolled in the prestigious college on a Bulgarian Ministry of Defence scholarship. His major is in information technologies.

US State Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates, was at the graduation ceremony to congratulate all the graduates.

The list of West Point alumni includes two US Presidents, congressmen and heads of state of various countries. The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4 400 and each year approximately 1 000 cadets join the Long Gray Line as they graduate and are commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the US Army.

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