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Kurtis C. Bronston, of Cumming, graduates Officer Candidate School

by Staff Reports

October 09, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ga. Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Kurtis C. Bronston has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning in Columbus, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During OCS, candidates are tested on leadership skills and teamwork abilities required of a commissioned officer. Students learn to utilize acquired skills to function in "leader and follower" positions in squad and platoon-sized elements and evaluated in various leadership garrison positions while in a stressful and demanding field environment.

Bronston is the son of Thomas and Jennifer Bronston of Cumming. His wife, Victoria, is the daughter of George and Judy Richter of Savannah. He is a 2002 graduate of South Forsyth High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2009 from the North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega.