Hometown News: Courtney Williams
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
The recruit qualifies for a $8,000 enlistment bonus.
Williams, a 2006 graduate of Lee High School, Montgomery, will report to Fort Knox, Ky., for basic training in June 2009.
He is the son of Samantha Conner of Bonaparte Drive, Montgomery, and Stanley Williams of Martin Luther King Blvd., Columbus, Ga.