Zac Ellerbroek

Our Notable Neighbors

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ott graduates from Marine Corps Recruit Training Chelsea Ott, a native of Saginaw Township and current resident of Rockford, recently graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Private Ott is a 2006 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School and three-year attendee of Central Michigan University. As a Marine, Private Ott went to Camp LeGuene, N.C. for additional combat training and received a Meritorious Mast Certificate for Excellence and graduated in the top five percent of her class. She is currently training for her Military Occupational Specialty which is electronics maintenance in California. Private Ott is the daughter of Bernie and Stacy Sunday of Rockford, sister to proud brother Benjamin Ott of Rockford, granddaughter to proud grandparents Philip and Donna Bird of Saginaw Township, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sunday of Rockford. The Marine Corps is proud to have her serving in its ranks. Neville graduates from basic training Army National Guard Spec. Kenneth E. Neville 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 son of Gordon and Barbara Neville of Rockford, and is a 2009 graduate of Cedar Springs High School. Reda graduates from ROTC Jesse Reda of Rockford has recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) leader’s training course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an army officer. College students experience and examine the army without incurring an obligation to serve in the army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the advanced ROTC course at their college. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field-training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating “hands-on” training. The training […]