Army Reserve Pvt. Andrew C. Steele has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Steele is the son of Ray Steele of Evergreen Street, and Rebecca Steele of Cedar Street, both of Greenwood.
He is a 2012 graduate of Hackett High School.