Trevor B. Martin graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Dale R. and Denise G. Martin of Lawrenceville and a 2007 graduate of South Gwinnett High School.

Derek M. Smith graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He is the son of Wanda C. Hopkins of Lula and Ryan M. Smith of Stone Mountain. He is a 2002 graduate of Colllins Hill High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the University of Georgia.

Dennis L. Stanford graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course. He is the son of Candy F. Stanford of Lilburn and a 2007 graduate of Berkman High School.

Matthew D. Strickland graduated from the Army ROTC Leader’s Training Course in Fort Knox, Ky. He is a student at the College of Charleston, S.C. and the son of Deborah D. and stepson of O.L. Anderson of Norcross.

Marine Sgt. Bryan Williams has been assigned to Quantico, Va., to participate in leadership training and perform in the Quantico Marine Band. He is an Iraqi war veteran and a 2006 graduate of Brookwood High School. He is the son of Ed and Terri Williams and brother of Marine Cpl. Kevin Williams, all of Lawrenceville.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Joshua C. Kissel recently was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Heather M. Cain of Grayson. He is a 2007 graduate of Phoenix High School.

Jeremy S. Maness graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Truman M. and Mary E. Maness of Norcross. He is a 2007 graduate of Berkmar High School.

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Alexander P. Del Valle has returned to the U.S. after being deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is an air traffic control cheif controller, with 20 years of military service, and is regularly assigned to the 354th Operations Group at Eielson air Force Base in Alaska. He is the son of Jorge L. Del Valle of Colbert and Linda S. Baker of McDonough. He is the brother of Jorge L. Del Valle of Dacula and Tina M. Smith of Winder.