Army Reserve Col. Keith P. Brelia has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. Brelia is the commander of the 4th Brigade, 98th Division at Amherst. The colonel has served in the military for 26 years. He is a resident of Shalimar, Fla. When not on active duty, Brelia is a program manager for Northrop Grumman. He is the son of Howard and Polly Brelia of Keeseville.
Air Force Airman Jordan E. Phaneuf graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Phaneuf is the son of Tina Patel and Kenneth Phaneuf, both of West Chazy, and is a 2011 graduate of Beekmantown High School.
Pfc. Mark A. Furst II , son of Judy Christon Furst of Cadyville and late Mark A. Furst, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., in November. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at Parris Island as one of 92 recruits in Training Platoon 3088. Following 10 days home on leave, he reported to Camp LeJeune for two months of Infantry Training Battalion.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody M. Brady graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Shane and Ann Brady of Constable and a 2010 graduate of Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington.
The following members of the New York Army National Guard were promoted in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership: Deona Warner of Saranac Lake, serving with the Joint Force Headquarters, to the rank of sergeant; Katie Welch of Plattsburgh, with the 222nd Chemical Company, to specialist; and Kenneth Wilson of St. Regis Falls, with Company D, 2-108th Infantry, to specialist.
The following Army National Guard members have re-enlisted: Spc. Amber Klebes of Brushton, with the 1427th Transportation Company; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Zimmerman of Saranac Lake, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry; and Spc. Michael Graham of Plattsburgh and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Weakley of Saranac Lake, both with the Company A, 2-108th Infantry.
Army Col. Michael N. Davey has graduated from the U.S. Army College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. Davey is the chief of staff for Operational Command Post U.S. Army Central Command, Kuwait. The colonel has served in the military for 23 years. He is the son of Mary Davey of Peru and George Davey of Plattsburgh. Davey graduated from Peru Central High School in 1982 and received a bachelor’s degree in 1988 from Slippery Rock University, Pa.
Dylan T. Sheets has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force. Sheets is a civil engineer assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing at Joint Base, Charleston, S.C., and has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Steven Sheets of Swanton, Vt., and Terry Sheets of Alburgh, Vt. Sheets is a 2007 graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, Champlain.
The following military personnel have graduated from basic military training: Air Force Reserve Airman Paul T. Goodrow, son of Lawrence Goodrow of Schroon Lake and a 2010 graduate of Schroon Lake Central School, at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; Army Reserve Pfc. Victoria R. Cauthorn, daughter of Elizabeth Cauthorn of Keeseville, and a 2003 graduate of AuSable Valley High School, Clintonville, and a 2010 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.; Air National Guard Airman James P. Dwyer, son of Paul Dwyer of Warwick, R.I., and Barbara Dwyer of Lake Placid, and a 2010 graduate of Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, at Lackland Air Force Base; Army National Guard Pvt. Jeremy L. Morris, son of Rita and Paul Morris of Rouses Point, at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.; Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Russell D. Izzo, son of Tammy Wheeler and stepson of Mark Wheeler, both of Plattsburgh, and a 2010 graduate of Peru High School, at Lackland Air Force Base; Navy Seaman Lauren M. Boop, daughter of Jennifer Weinzatl of Crestview, Fla., and Robert C. Boop of Peru, and a 2007 graduate of Houston County High School of Warner Robins, Ga., and a 2012 graduate of University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., at U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.; and Army National Guard Pvt. Marisa D. Mercaldi, daughter of Christina Marks of Rouses Point, and a 2011 graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central High School, Champlain, at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
David S. Kemp of Malone was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy. Capt. Kemp, a 1987 graduate of Franklin Academy in Malone, is chief of human resources for the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Rochester in 1991. He also has two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in 1998 and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School in Washington, D.C., in 2011. Kemp lives in Stuttgart with his wife, Marie-Christine, and three children. He is the son of Thomas and Joanne Kemp of Malone.