February 9, 2013 5:36:00 PM
PVT Jeffrey Chad Ballard has graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
This 10-week, gender integrated training produces values-based, disciplined soldiers, who are trained in basic skills, Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.
Ballard is the son of Tracy and Julie Crowson of Pickens, S.C., and Mark Ballard of Columbus. He attended New Hope High School.
Ballard will report to Ft. Benning, Ga. for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) School.