Army Pfc. Jessica Maloney 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.
She is the granddaughter of Patrick Maloney of Looper Lake Point, Gainesville.
Maloney graduated in 2005 from North Forsyth High School in Cumming.
University of Kansas Cadet Paul Bender from Lawrence, Kan., and Guidon Bearer Cadet Bryant Wine from North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville, lead A Troop, 3rd Regiment in Honors to the Nation during the Regimental Activation Ceremony for Operation Warrior Forge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., pictured above.
The Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, is cadet command’s capstone training exercise — an Army-directed requirement for all cadets who will become Army lieutenants through ROTC.