Marine Corps Pvt. Benjamin D. Minnick, son of Joyce E. and Douglas E. Minnick of Smithsburg, recently was selected as the academic honor graduate from the Basic Combat Engineer Course.
During the course at the Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C., students are taught construction, bridging, engineer reconnaissance, demolition, landmine warfare, camouflage and field fortification.
Minnick is a 2012 graduate of Smithsburg High School and joined the Marine Corps Reserve in July 2012.
Army Reserve Pvt. Chandler T. Greene, son of Iretha McCullough of Hagerstown, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
Greene is a 2012 graduate of Smithsburg High School.