In the Service

Army Reserve Pfc. Nicholas D. Wright has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Wright is a 2012 graduate of Baldwin High School.

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.


Army Cadet Ross M. Ito has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Ito is a student at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

He is the son of Robert and Gael Ito of Kula, and a 2011 graduate from Maui High School.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer.

College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills.

The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating “hands-on” training.

The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.