Military news Nov. 15

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 15, 2015

Roberson awarded Secretary of Defense medal

Darrell Roberson, formerly of Rowan County, has been awarded The Office Of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. The award was presented for exceptional service as Contracting Officer’s Representative for the Office of the Convening Authority, Office of Military Commissions from August 2009 to October 2015.

Retired from the U.S. Navy, Roberson is the son of Beverly Hairston of Granite Quarry and Ronald Roberson of Granite Quarry. He is a graduate of East Rowan High School.


Hooks completes basic training

Army Pvt. Germir D. Hooks has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is a 2015 graduate of East Rowan High School.