GREAT LAKES, Ill. - Navy Seaman Apprentice Thomas E. Holtsclaw, son of Denise V. and Charles E. Holtsclaw of Saranac, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Holtsclaw received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training 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.
Holtsclaw is a 2007 graduate of Chazy Central High School in Chazy.