CRESTVIEW — A Crestview High School graduate has completed U.S. Marine drill instructor training and two Crestview residents have completed U.S. Army basic training.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jonathon Trent Arnold of Crestview graduated Marine Drill Instructor School Sept. 8 at Parris Island, South Carolina. He will also receive a promotion to staff sergeant.
Currently stationed in Hawaii, he and wife Ashlea will be going to Parris Island for his new assignment as a drill instructor. They are both graduates of Crestview High School.
Pvt. Anthony Bell and Private 2nd Class Dakota Oriento completed Army basic combat training in August at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. They learned basic tactical and survival skills, along with how to shoot, rappel, and march over 10 weeks. They also learned the basics of Army life and military customs, including seven core Army values.
Bell is now attending advanced individual training in Fort Jackson to become a human resource specialist. His parents are Robert and Christine Shaw of Crestview.
Oriento is now attending AIT at Fort Lee, Virginia to become an ammunition specialist. He graduated from Crestview High School in 2017. His parents are Sherry and Robbie Nagy of Crestview.