Army National Guard Pvt. John T. Collier has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Collier is the son of Pat Collier of Flowery Branch. He is a 2011 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He 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.