Justin W. Watts has graduated from the Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
The training provides the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential as a leader. The cadet command assesses each cadet's performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course.
Watts is the son of Gary L. and Joyce A. Watts of Harrodsburg.
He is a 2000 graduate of Mercer County High School.
Pfc. Cory L. Canterbury, whose wife, Christina, is the daughter of Constance Amyx and Ballard Green Amyx, both of Brodhead, recently returned from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea while assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, homebased at Camp Lejeune, N.C.