Army Pvt. Jake E. Rodrigo has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
Rodrigo is the son of Meliza Garcia of Staten Island, N.Y., and Angel Rodrigo of Cape Coral.
He is a 2011 graduate of Curtis High School, Staten Island, N.Y.