Navy Seaman Aron D. Cole, grandson of Ruth A. Sartin of Paris, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Cole completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Cole is a 2009 graduate of Bourbon County High School of Paris, Ky.
Tyler L. Fight has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.
Fight will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. He will attend an officer basic course relating to his particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.
The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.
Fight is the son of Melody Cleveland of Berry, and Zachary Fight of Madisonville.
He graduated in 2007 from Williamstown Independent High School.