4/2/2012 1:05:00 PM Gonzalez graduates from leader course
Special to the Times
Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Sesar Gonzalez has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The course is designed to produce physically fit, competent, and confident infantry platoon leaders who are proficient in basic infantry skills. Lieutenants learn adaptive skills and to train and lead soldiers in infantry platoons to accomplish mission objectives in any environment.
Combat arms tactics covered in the course include tactical doctrine and operations, air assault operations, military operations on urban terrain, and field training exercises. Officers also learn artillery, engineer, and nuclear, biological, and chemical operations.
Gonzalez is the son of Francisco and Soccorro Gonzalez of Blythe.
He is a 1999 graduate of Palo Verde High School, Blythe. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2006 from California State University, Chico.