Air Force Airman Raven C. Calloway, daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Calloway of Marietta, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Connor R. Gross, son of Kathleen M. Gross of Marietta, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Knox, Ky.
The 29 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, 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.
Gross is a 2011 graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Stefan Parker, son of Stefan Parker of Smyrna and Felecia A. Parker of Leesville, La., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Pickering High School in Leesville, La., and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, La.
Air Force Airman Cameron B. Rampley, son of Renee Knight of Rockmart and Joe Rampley of Acworth, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2012 graduate of Rockmart High School in Rockmart.