A College Park native has graduated from the U.S. Army’s basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Army Pfc. Monique N. Millard completed nine weeks of training, studying the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values in addition to completing physical fitness and basic combat skills exercises.
She also received training in military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, marching, drill and ceremony, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics and basic first aid, among others.
She is the daughter of Bridget Desnoes of College Park.
Millard is also a 2001 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.