Army PV3 Joseph T. Cartwright has graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individualized Training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.
During the 9 weeks of basic training, Cartwright 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.
Graduation exercises for the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment were held on Hilton Field on 9 October 2014.
Pvt. Cartwright continued his Advanced Individualized Training at Ft. Jackson. The mission of the 187th Ordinance Battalion is to train apprentice-level light wheel vehicle maintenance (MOS 91B) in support of the Army’s maintenance mission.
During the 12 week program Cartwright was trained to perform field-level maintenance, trained on fuel systems, electrical systems, power trains, chassis, suspension, steering systems, brake systems, troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service.
Graduation exercises were held in the Anderson Street Chapel for the 3rd Platoon Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course of the Bravo Company, 187th Ordinance Battalion on 22 January 2015. This Platoon was commended on their 250% Army Physical Fitness Test Average and 86% Academic Average.
Pvt. Cartwright is the son of Paul and Wendy Cartwright of Yazoo City, Billie Jane Davis of Hazlehurst, the late CSM (Ret.) Harold L. “Jack” Davis, and Mary Wilson of Barling, AR and the late Billie Cartwright.