Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ricky Roa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Roa is the son of Orlando Roa of Brooklyn\and Maria Soto of Kissimmee, Fla. He is also the brother of Cindy Roa and father of Xavier Roa.
The airman graduated in 2002 from John Adams High School.
Kimberly Estil, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Ky. CLC is a 30-day summer training event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level.
Cadets arrive at CLC with a baseline of military skill sets; the cadets also have developed critical thinking and problem solving abilities during the academic years. CLC builds upon the work accomplished on campus and develops the cadet’s small unit leadership ability in a tactical environment.
The leadership experience supports continued cadet development during the senior year of the program. Cadets usually attend CLC between their junior and senior years of college, and they must complete the course to qualify for commissioning. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.
She is a 2012 graduate of Francis Lewis High School, Flushing.
The following students graduated from the University of New Haven in May 2015:
Peter Derosa of Bayside and Louis Rizzo and Joseph Totino of Whitestone.
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