Army Reserve Pvt. Ryan C. Poling has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and 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 the son of Diane Miller of Parsons and Roger Poling, also of Parsons.
Poling is a 2009 graduate of Tucker County High School.