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West Point cadet under fire for being on phone during graduation march

West point - The U.S. Military Academy/Facebook
West point - The U.S. Military Academy/Facebook

A West Point cadet is catching criticism after video surfaced of her on her phone in the middle of the military academy's graduation march.

The cadet is seen looking down at her phone while marching with other cadets in the video posted on the West Point Facebook page.

Once she is off camera, she looks up again.

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Some say she lacks discipline and respect.

"Unbelievable! Female cadets using their cell phones while marching in formation? What ha USMA degenerated into," Facebook user Chris Dickson wrote.

"As a veteran, I want to know why are the cadets allowed to use cell phones while in formation? I am embarrased for them and the new military standards. Obviously the uniform does not mean much to them," Shirley Smith wrote.

Others criticized several other cadets, saying they spotted others wearing platform heels, sneakers and others missing socks with their uniforms.

"Cadets on phones while marching, some cadets marching in platforms heels, others sneakers, some with socks, others not. Great discipline. Is this the best and brightest future leadership of our military," Facebook user Mark Browne wrote.

Meanwhile, some who watched the video say the use of a phone is a minor infraction.