Army 2nd Lt. Adam P. Rivette has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., with authorization to wear the distinctive Ranger Tab.
A graduate of the Ranger course is the epitome of the U.S. infantryman. During the 61-day course, the Ranger proved that he could successfully accomplish all required tasks during the three phases of training.
The course is designed to assess and develop military skills, physical and mental endurance, stamina and confidence of the soldier to successfully accomplish small unit combat missions.
The training is conducted in three terrains - wooded, mountainous and jungle-swamp. The soldier is trained to withstand the stresses of combat and overcome all obstacles to accomplish the mission under any circumstance or situation.
Army Sgt. Christopher Joy R. Zubieta has arrived for duty at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minn. Zubieta is an administrative supervisor assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion. He has six years of military service. He is the son of Teddy Zubieta of Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.
The Ranger is trained to properly sustain himself and his subordinates and maintain equipment under difficult field conditions during simulated combat operations, develop combat functional skills for planning and conducting ground, airmobile, airborne and waterborne patrolling and survival operations.
Rivette, a platoon leader, has less than a year of military service. He is the son of Army Lt. Col. Patrick D. and Miriam Rivette of Evans.
The lieutenant graduated in 1999 from Evans High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
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