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Shirk graduates from basic

December 4, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Army Pfc. David M. Shirk has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations.

The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations.

Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.

Shirk is the son of Pamela and Leslie Shirk of Fort Myers.

He is a 2009 graduate of Riverdale High School. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from Edison State University.



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