Navy Ensign Michael J. King, son of Oliver H. King of Mount Airy, has been commissioned to his present rank upon graduation from Officer Candidate School.
OCS, at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., is designed to prepare students to assume the duties and responsibilities of commissioned officers.
During the 16-week course, King studied the principles of leadership, manpower management techniques, navigation and communications. He also studied Naval history, traditions and missions; the structure and organization of Naval commands; military courtesy; uniform regulations; seamanship; and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
A 1986 graduate of Damascus High School, Montgomery County, and a 1990 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., with a bachelor's degree in science, he joined the Navy in May 1989.
Navy Hospitalman Apprentice William D. Harrahrecently reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, homeported in San Diego.
The son of Danny G. Harrah of Mount Airy, he is a 1989 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County. He joined the Navy in August 1989.
Navy Seaman Recruit Dawn M. Holman has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla., while Navy Seaman Recruit Alan S. Stone also completedrecruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During their eight-week training cycle, they studied general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-jobtraining in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields.
Their studies included seamanship, close order drill, Naval history and first aid. Personnel who complete this course of instruction are eligible for three hours of college credit in physical education and hygiene.
Holman,the daughter of Robert G. and Colleen B. Kapfer of Westminster, is a1988 graduate of Westminster High School.
Stone is the son of John C. and Vera E. Stone of Westminster. A 1990 graduate of WestminsterHigh School, he joined the Navy in September 1990.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ralph E. Wilson and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class BarryL. Six are currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield while serving aboard the destroyer USS Spruance, based in Mayport, Fla.
Wilson, a 1983 graduate of Westminster High School, joined the Navy in June 1983.
Six is the son of Marlin C. and Barbara A. Six of Taneytown. A 1974 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, he joined the Navy in June 1974.
Navy Seaman Recruits Paul S. Tarrant and Eric D. Hartlieb have completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.
During their eight-week training cycle, they studied general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields.
Their studies included seamanship, close order drill, naval history and first aid. Those who complete this course of instruction are eligible for three hours of college credit in physical education and hygiene.
Tarrant is the son of Jeffrey R. and Susan V. Tarrant of Sykesville. A 1990 graduate of Liberty High School, he joined the Navy in August 1990.
Hartlieb, the son of Ron D. Hartlieb of Eldersburg, is a 1990 graduate of Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Howard County. He joinedthe Navy in August 1990.