Local man completes military training

Cameron Hancock of Lock Haven, a 2015 Central Mountain High School Graduate, recently completed his Advanced Military Police Training at the 701st Military Police Battalion in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. His five months of rigorous police training included various weapons qualifications, situational tactical training, and simulated on-site police activities.

After 10 days of military leave over Thanksgiving, Hancock will depart for his Military Duty Station in Washington DC. Hancock was selected to serve in the Prestigious 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment known as “The Old Guard.” This Regiment is the oldest Active Duty Regiment in the United States Army. Some of his duties will include Memorial Affairs to the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery, full honor arrivals of dignitaries, wreath ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and Presidential and Vice Presidential security details. The unit also trains for it’s support role to civil authorities for a wide range of scenarios for deployments in support of overseas contingency operations.

Hancock enlisted in the United States Army while still attending Central Mountain High School at the age of 17. He is looking forward to serving his country as an Active Duty Army Soldier. He is the youngest son of Greg and Vickie Hancock of Lock Haven, who also have a second son, Keagan, serving on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corp.