Timothy J. Hopkins and Caitlyn V. LeClerc have graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
The 32 days of training provide professional training and evaluation for cadets in all aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development are included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential. The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course.
Upon successful completion of the leadership development course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard or Reserve.
Hopkins, son of Daniel Hopkins of Tonganoxie, is a student at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
LeClerc, daughter of Byron and Teresa LeClerc of McLouth, is a student at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo.
Army Pvt. Stephen G. Singer has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area.
The private is the son of Gary Singer, Lawrence, and Jeri Fugate, Olathe.