Army Spec. Antonio Elera Jr. 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.
Elera is the son of Liliana and Antonio Elera of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
He is a 2003 graduate of Suffern High School, Suffern, N.Y. He earned a master’s degree in 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.