Navy Seaman Recruit David W. Thornton, son of Elizabeth A. Blout of Sykesville, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.
Thornton joined the Navy in October 1991.
2nd Lt. Stephen C. Scarfe, son of Jean Goodling of Dayton, was commissioned to his present rank upon graduation from Officer CandidateSchool.
Scarfe is a 1986 graduate of Glenelg High School and a 1990 graduate of Virginia Technical Institute.
HOWARD GRAD IN MARINES
Marine Pvt. Michael F. Gaither, son of Roderick and JoAnn Gaither of Columbia, completed recruit training in Parris Island, S.C.