Pvt. Michael Chavez, 18, of Arkansas City, son of John Chavez, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp on Oct. 25 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Pvt. Chavez successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 85 recruits in Training Platoon 3253.
Following 10 days home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton for one month at Military Combat Training, then Military Occupation Specialty school. Pvt. Chavez will be assigned to his permanent duty station following training.
Pvt. Chavez graduated from Arkansas City High School in May 2019.