Army National Guard Pfc. Zachary T. McCarthy graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system communication equipment.
They also learn to gather operations and intelligence data, and plot that data using charts, maps and records. They learn to drive specialized vehicles, maintain and use generators, and install and maintain a wide range of communications equipment.
He is the son of Joe A. and Michelle A. McCarthy of Port Charlotte. The private is a 2010 graduate of Lemon Bay High School, Englewood, Fla.