DOWNEY - Army Pvt. Paulette B. Tapia has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).During basic military training, Tapia received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, she completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. Tapia performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations, and security of Army resources and installations. She received additional training in providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order. Tapia is the daughter of Cudahy resident Blanca Tapia. She graduated from St. Matthias High School in 2008.
********** Published: November 1, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 29