Serving Our Country: Local residents graduate basic training

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By The Staff

Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Roberts Jr. has graduated from the Army Inspector General course at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Va. The three-week course is required for all soldiers and civilians selected to serve as Army inspectors general.

IG officers are trained to conduct inquiries, investigations and program reviews that deter, detect, prevent and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Students received classroom training in policies and procedures, and performed practical exercises to process sample inspection cases under the supervision of experienced faculty inspectors general.

Graduates are fully qualified to perform all duties required of Army inspectors general in organizations and installations around the world.

Roberts, a supervisor/health care specialist, is assigned to the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Earlean Taylor of Quincy.

Army Pvt. Marvin G. Wright has graduated from basic combat training at Fort

Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of 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.

He is the grandson of Jesse Parkman of Quincy.