Army Spc. Derrick E. Anderson II has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Anderson is the son of Derrick E. Anderson and Carla A. Moses-Anderson of Mansfield, and brother of Nian D. Anderson.
He is a 2011 graduate of Timberview High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.