Army Spec. Justin I. Rea 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.

Rea is the son of Connie Rea of Jamerson Creek Drive, Marietta, Ga., and Bobby Rea of Philadelphia.

He is a 2004 graduate of Lassiter High School, Marietta. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 from Kennesaw State University, Ga.