Army Pvt. Justin C. Cox 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.
Cox is the son of Kimberly Hiilei and stepson of Keith Kuamoo, both of Wailuku.
He is a 2012 graduate of H.P. Baldwin High School, Kahului.
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Army Warrant Officer 1 Kent D. Stowe has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
The course is designed to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in designated career specialties. The officer must successfully complete the course prior to being appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The primary focus of the school is military occupational specialty specific, augmented with common-core subjects as designated by a Task Site Selection Board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career Center.
The course also prepares newly appointed officers for their first duty assignments and all subsequent assignments as warrant officers and chief warrant officers in the active Army, National Guard or Reserve.
Stowe is the son of Randy and Bonnie Stowe of St. George, Utah. His wife, Jaclin, is the daughter of Leslie Carter of Kula.
He is a 2002 graduate of Pine View High School, St. George, Utah.