U.S. Army Pvt. Jerry R. Georgi-Santiago, a 2015 graduate of Macksville High School, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Georgi-Santiago is the son of Omayra Santiago of Pascagoula, Miss., and grandson of Miguel Gonzalez and Carmen Fonseca of Guayama, both Puerto Rico.