Army Spec. Jacob A. McDaneld has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Cindy Paramino, Wellsville. He is a 2005 graduate of Wellsville High School. He earned a bachelorís degree in 2010 from Friends University, Wichita.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.