Navy Lt. John D. Harris, a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, recently completed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The course covers use of publications, applied physical principles, explosive effects, safety precautions, storage, handling and transportation of explosives, tools and equipment maintenance, basics of demolition, chemical agents, and personnel protection, radiation detection equipment and control.
Airman First Class George L. Lawton has graduated from the information management specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi,Miss.
Lawton is the son of retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian L. Lawton of Severn, and Payau Lawton of Madison, Ala.
He is a 1989 graduate of Lawton High School.
GRADUATES OF NAVY
The following area servicemen recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy:
* Navy Ensign Kristen B. Fabry, daughter of Navy Capt. and Mrs. Steven E. Fabry of Annapolis, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English.
* Navy Ensign Daniel R. Gawitt, a 1986 graduate of Severna Park High School, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science.
* Navy Ensign Julie A. Hansen, daughter of Frieda I. and Bendt H. Hansen Sr. of Edgewater, graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
* Navy Ensign Jennifer C. Taitt, daughter of Charles W. and Paula C. Taitt of Severna Park, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a 1987 graduate of Severna Park High School.
* Marine 2nd Lt. Preston W. Jones, son of Dale B. and Mary L. Jones of Arnold, graduated with a bachelor's degree in naval architecture.
* Navy Ensign Paul I. Bowen, son of Linnell R. and Paul I Bowen Jr. of Davidsonville, graduated with a bachelor's degree in oceanography.
* Navy Ensign Kimberly L. Church, daughter of David E. and Charlotte C. Church of Annapolis, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a 1986 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.
ARRINGTON JOINS ARMY
Michael C. Arrington, son of Sherry Medley of Annapolis, has joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
Arringtonreports for basic and advanced individual training as a unit supply specialist at Fort Jackson, S.C., in September. He is also qualified to receive $17,000 from the Army College Fund upon completion of his two-year enlistment.
Arrington recently graduated from Annapolis Senior High School.
LYNCH TAKES OVER FOR HILL
During a change of command ceremony in the Naval Academy's new Alumni Hall at 10 a.m. on June 15, Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch relieved Rear Admiral Virgil L. Hill Jr. as superintendent of the academy.
Following his three-year tour at the academy, Hill, a North Carolina native who graduated from the academy in 1961 with distinction, will report to Norfolk, Va.,as commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force. Hill will be responsible for test and evaluation of Navy material and equipment, reporting directly to the chief of naval operations in Washington, D.C.
Lynch became the 54th superintendent. The Lima, Ohio, native, reported to the academy from Mayport, Fla., where he was commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group Twelve. During this assignment, he was deployed tothe Mediterranean and Red Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS DwightD. Eisenhower as battle group commander. Lynch commanded this group,which was first on the scene to provide naval firepower after the August 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
As a midshipman at the academy, he was brigade boxing champion and captain of the 1963 football team, which went 9-2, recording victories over Michigan, Notre Dame and Army before losing to Texas, 28-6, in the 1964 Cotton Bowl. He graduated from the academy with distinction in 1964.
Lynch is a graduateof the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., and has earned a master's degree in industrial management from George Washington University.
2 END BASIC TRAINING
Army Reserve Pvt. William E. Beahm, son of Patricia Wieland of Pasadena, and Pvt. Andy H. Steen, son of Joseph G. and Marjorie Steen of Annapolis, recently completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Steen is a 1991 graduate of Broadneck Senior High School.
BACK FROM THE DESERT
The following area servicemen recently returned from deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Dessert Storm:
* Marine Cpl. Thomas J. Dunker, son of Robert L. and Rebecca R. Dunker of Glen Burnie. He is a 1986 graduateof Glen Burnie High School.
* Marine Petty Officer Third Class Anthony W. Fitzwater, son of Linda L. Fitzwater of Severn. He is a 1988graduate of Old Mill Senior High School.
* Marine Lance Cpl. Homer E. Gardner, a 1989 graduate of Arundel High School of Gambrills.
HERWICK FINISHES CLASS
Marine Cpl. John S. Herwick, son of KatherineE. and John S. Herwick Jr. of Arnold, has completed the Marine CorpsBasic Combat Engineer Course.
During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Herwick studied the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units. He received instruction on the tools and procedures for building bridges, roads and field fortifications. He also studied the use of demolitions, land-mine warfare and camouflage techniques.
HOLLO IS NCO OF THE YEAR
Army Sgt. Jerry A. Hollo has been named non-commissioned officer of the year for the 703rd Military Intelligence Brigade. Selection wasbased on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge,leadership qualities, significant self-improvement and other accomplishments.
He is a military police specialist at Schofield Barracks, Ha.
Hollo is the son of William A. Hollo of Naugatuck, Conn., and Patricia H. Cabana of Fairfield, Conn.
His wife, Tamara, is the daughter of Donald W. and Mary E. Dakis of Severn.
BACK FROM THE DESERT
The following area servicemen recently returned from deploymentto the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Storm:
* Navy Dentalman Apprentice Edward J. Davis, a 1990 graduate of Laurel High School, served aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Raleigh, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
* Marine Lance Cpl. Frank W. Buchanan, son of Raymond E. and Catherine B. Buchanan of Glen Burnie, served with the Assault Amphibian Battalion, Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is a 1988 graduate of Glen Burnie High School.
* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cecil G. Hairiston, whose wife, Latanya, is the daughter of Ronald and Patricia Ward of Severna Park, served aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, homeported in Mayport, Fla.
* Navy Lt. Paul C. Jenkins, a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS America, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
* Navy Ensign Alan J. Mail, son of Alan D. Mail andJudith Rowton of Severna Park, served aboard the tank landing ship USS Spartanburg, homeported in Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va.He is a 1985 graduate of Severna Park High School.
* Navy Lt. Robert H. Turman, whose wife, Carol, is the daughter of Wilma Beahm of Millersville, served aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
* Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald K. Smallman, son of retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. and Mrs. Jack Smallmanof Annapolis, served with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron --126, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va. He is a 1975 graduate of Severna Park Highs School and a 1979 graduate of Towson State University.
* Marine Sgt. David A. Freyman, whose wife, Debbie, is the daughterof Dale F. and Rannell Brigman of Arnold, served with the 2nd MarineDivision, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
* Navy Seaman Recruit Phaon R. Carr,son of Sherl E. and Dorothy R. Carr of Gambrills, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS America, homeported in Norfolk, Va. He is a 1990graduate of Arundel High School.
* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew A. Woods, a 1986 graduate of Chesapeake High School, served aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, homeported in Mayport, Fla.
* Navy Lt. Layton F. Clay, son of retired Navy Capt. and Mrs. Harold S. Clay Sr. of Severna Park, served with Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron -- 137, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash. He is a 1981 graduate of Severna Park High School and a1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
LITTELL EARNS BADGE
Sgt.Brian J. Littell has been awarded the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Army's highest non-combat proficiency award for infantryman.
Seventeen infantry skills are covered in the testing, including rifle marksmanship , hand grenades, anti-tank weapons, first aid, military intelligence and signal communications. A 12-mile road march with full combat gear completes the test.
Littell is an infantryman at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
He is the son of Bertha M. Littell of Glen Burnie.
The sergeant is a 1981 graduate of Brooklyn Park High School.
WILLIAMS IS SPECIALIST
Airman Anthony T. Williams Jr. has graduatedfrom the pavements maintenance specialist course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Williams is the son of Mildred Williams of San Antonio, Texas, and Anthony T. Williams Sr. of Severn.
He is a 1990 graduate of Meade Senior High School.
FAULK FINISHES COURSE
Pvt. Eric M. Faulk has graduated from the utilities equipmentrepairer course at Fort Belvoir, Va.
He is the son of Mike W. Faulk of Dublin, Ohio, and Chris A. Faulk of Severn.
The private is a1990 graduate of Dublin High School.
RAMG COMPLETES COURSE
Private James L. Ramg Jr. has completed the electronic warfare signal intelligence non-communications interceptor course at Fort Devens, Ayer, Mass.
He is the son of James L. and Janice L. Ramg of Hanover and a1990 graduate of Meade Senior High School.
AirForce Reserve Capt. Heidi L. Albrecht has graduated from the flight nurse course at the School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
She is the daughter of Joan F. Obitz of Crownsville.
The captain is a 1980 graduate of Old Mill High School and a 1984 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.