Navy Seaman Patrick D. Speights Jr, son of Brenda P. and Patrick O. Speights of St. Stephen, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Speights received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Speights is a 2005 graduate of Timberland High School.