Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2005

Service notes

October 27, 2005

Christopher T. Lamar graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

The primary focus of the 33-day course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's potential as a leader and officer.

He is the son of Patrick and Jackie Lamar of Lansing. His wife, Suzanne, is the daughter of Michael Burgman, and Aida Burman, both of Oviedo, Fla.

Lamar graduated in 1995 from Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1999 from Kansas State University, Manhattan.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Ethan A. Nalker has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, and to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and winch assembly.

Nalker is the son of Donna K. Nalker of Lansing and Art N. Nalker of Leavenworth. He is a 2005 graduate of Lansing High School.

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Cadet Scott James Schultz, son of James and Patti Schultz of Lansing, has completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Schultz entered the academy on June 27, 2005. Cadets learn basic military skills, including leadership, through a demanding military program that begins their first day at West Point. Military training is combined with military science instruction to provide a foundation for officer careers.

Schultz graduated from Leavenworth High School in 2005. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2009 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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Cadet Douglas Snodgrass, son of Col. David and Mrs. Cynthia Snodgrass of Leavenworth, has earned the Superintendent's Award for Achievement at the U.S. Military Academy for the spring 2005 semester.

To be selected for the award, the cadet must simultaneously achieve excellence in all programs - academic, military and physical - at the academy.

Snodgrass was awarded a gold wreath to signify being in the top 15 percent of cadets in his class.

Snodgrass attended Lansing High School from 1999 to 2000 and graduated from Bartlett High School, Anchorage, Alaska, in 2003. He is concentrating his studies in the life sciences and plans to graduate in 2007, when he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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