Notables 121207

Tue, 12/11/2007 - 4:18pm
By: The Citizen

Notables 12-12-07

• Wilkins graduates from Army ROTC leadership course

Alvin K. Wilkins has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The ROTC cadet has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. The 33 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina. The cadet command assesses each cadet's performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. He is the son of Alvin K. and June D. Wilkins of Brandon Mill Creek, Fayetteville, Ga.

• Cornett graduates from basic combat training

Army Reserve Pfc. Nicholas K. Cornett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Cornett is the son of Michael Cornett of Peachtree City, Ga. The private is a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School, Peachtree City, Ga.

• Fayetteville resident receives scholarship

Amanda Young received the Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Donor-Scholar awards ceremony in November. Young, a senior consumer journalism major, is a daughter of Mark and Diane Young of Fayetteville.

• Gilmore graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Jeanine M. Gilmore has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gilmore earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Ron and Bonnie Gilmore of Fayetteville, Ga. The airman is a 2005 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville.

• Mackey accepted to Sigma Alpha Lambda

Laura Mackey of Fayetteville, Ga. recently has been accepted into Sigma Alpha Lambda. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization at the University of Georgia dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

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