Navy Seaman Travis D. Cox was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

He is the son of Jennifer G. and Walter M. Cox, Melvern. He is a 2010 graduate of Marais Des Cygnes Valley High School, Melvern.

He received early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle, including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” It teaches skills and confidence needed to succeed in the fleet. It is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.