5/30/2009 5:57:00 PM Navy Seaman Recruit Andrew D. Ritchie
Navy Seaman Recruit Andrew D. Ritchie, son of Laura J. Morgan of Cottonwood, and Anthony P. Ritchie of Phoenix, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Ritchie completed a variety of 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.
Ritchie is a 2006 graduate of Moon Valley High School of Phoenix.