West Point Gets an Afghan Cadet West Point will be getting its first Afghan cadet. His the son of an Afghan army officer and he's still learning English. Shoaib Yosoufzai begins West Point's basic training next week in what's known at the academy as Beast Barracks. And in Washington: a new scholarship is being created -- billed as the first exclusively for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. It's called the Horatio Alger Military Scholarship.