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Military honors for Oct. 28

  • Norman Witmer has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.
  • The 32 days of training provide professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. 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 Norman Witmer and Rose Cowart of Beaufort and a 2007 graduate of Beaufort Academy.

  • Glenn Jenkins has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Jenkins, a program manager, is assigned to the Training With Industry program in Sterling, Va. He has served in the military for 21 years. He is the son of Eugene and Mae Washington and the grandson of Dorothy Jenkins, all of Beaufort. He is a 1989 graduate of Battery Creek High School.
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