Navy Ensign Joseph P. Newman recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Officer Training Center, Newport, R.I.

He is the son of Christy Hubbard, Garnett, and Rick Newman, Humansville, Mo.

He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School and the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville.

During the 13-week-long training program, he received instruction on navigation, ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management.

He also completed a daily fitness program involving running, swimming and calisthenics.