Fred M. Holbrook III has been graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
During the 14 weeks of training, he received instruction in leadership, professional ethics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weapons defense, combat water survival, squad drill, intelligence, field training exercises, day and night land navigation, confidence obstacle course, common core tasks, communications, staff and general military subjects, and physical fitness tests which include three-, fourand five-mile runs, and foot marches between 5-10 mile routes.
Holbrook has three years of military service. He is the son of Fred M. Holbrook Jr. of Mayking, and Linda Stanley of Kimper. His wife, Debra, is the daughter of Alice Adams of Hiram Bailey Loop at Letcher.
He is a 2003 graduate of Whitesburg High School.