March 1 Armed Service News

March 1, 2013 

Army National Guard Pvt. Carlos Chavez

Army National Guard Pvt. Carlos Chavez 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.

Chavez is the son of Margarito Chavez of Crown Park, Belton.

Army Warrant Officer 1 Joseph L. Lyon

Army Warrant Officer 1 Joseph L. Lyon 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.

Lyon is a maintenance officer assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

He is the son of Gary and Latricia Parsons of Peculiar.

The warrant officer is a 2000 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School.

Army Warrant Officer 1 Jesus F. Villa

Army Warrant Officer 1 Jesus F. Villa 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.

Villa is assigned to Alpha Battery 3-6 Air Defense Artillery, Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He has served in the military for six years.

He is the son of Gary and Diana Johnson of Anne Ave., Harrisonville. His wife, Telina, is the daughter of Richard Chapman of Winston-Salem, N.C.

The warrant officer is a 1992 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

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