Samantha M. Barker has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
The 33 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support.
Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve.
Barker is a student at Oregon State University in Corvallis, and a 2003 graduate of Madras High School. She is the daughter of Steve A. and Jacky A. Barker of Madras.
Jacob Michael DeHaan has completed basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is continuing his advanced individual training at the same base. He will graduate on Nov. 22, and will be stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga.
DeHaan graduated from Madras High School in 2006 and was in the JROTC program for one year. He is the son of Joy DeHaan of Madras, and Mike DeHaan of Prineville.