Army National Guard Pvt. John R. Kirkpatrick has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., to be a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve Split-option Program.The program allows students between their junior and senior year of high school to attend national guard or reserve weekend drills while still in school and pursue a military career specialty after they graduate from high school.He is the son of Tanya Williams, Ottawa.He is a student at West Franklin High School, Pomona.