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Posted: July 24, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 24, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Cory H. Lagusker
Cory H. Lagusker graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer 1.

The student completed an intense six-week course conducted in a very demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment.  The candidate received training in leadership skills, Army customs, doctrine, tradition, and tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, time-stress-people management skills, decision making, delegation and personnel skills, and numerous other military academic subjects.  Students gain experience in leadership to attain higher responsibility while maintaining professionalism and quality work performance and standards required of career warrant officers.  Additionally, candidates develop and hone skills relevant to an Army at war, skills required to effectively operate and survive on today’s ever-changing battlefield operations against global terrorism.

Warrant officers continue to further their training through technical and tactical certification.  As the officers gain progressive levels of expertise and leadership, they operate, maintain, administer and manage equipment, support activities or technical systems throughout their Army career.  They are highly specialized technical and training experts in their career specialties whom provide valuable skills, guidance and expertise to commanders and organizations.  Warrant officers serve in the Regular Army, National Guard or Reserve to fulfill their military service obligation.

Lagusker, a rotary wing aviator with two years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, based out of Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Los Alamitos.

He is the son of Janice P. Lagusker of Valencia.

The warrant officer graduated in 2003 from Valencia High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from California State University, Northridge.

Edward Han
Edward Han has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.  The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.  The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

Phase one involves orientation, and training in the fundamentals of being a cadet.  Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards.

During phase two, cadets train outdoors, living in tents while learning to function in field conditions.  Cadets apply and practice team work and cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations.  They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.

He is the son of Yeoun and stepson of James Kang of Canyon Country and a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School.


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