Jeffrey D. Smith recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.
He completed a 12-week course of intense training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both mentally and physically. He is stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. for four weeks of combat training. His field of expertise will be in ground ordinance electrical calibration, requiring an additional eight months of training beginning in January.
He is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Smith of Centerfield and a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.