Army National Guard Pfc. Dustin J. Carlson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., as an Honor Graduate and received a Letter of Commendation.
The soldier’s academic and military accomplishments were a direct result of energetic application of sound judgment and newly acquired technical knowledge. The soldier’s attention to detail, appearance, cooperative spirit, military bearing, and military courtesy were commendable and exemplary, and contributed to the Battery Cadre of the 19th Field Artillery Regiment’s successful mission accomplishments.
During the nine weeks of Basic Combat Training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.
Carlson is the son of Tonja S. Laible of Vancouver, Wash., and Jerry A. Carlson of Engle Road, Carmichael, Calif.