Army National Guard Spec. Zachary T. Pingley 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.
Pingley is the son of Claudia and Kenneth Pingley and brother of Erika Pingley, all of Huttonsville. He is a 2009 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School, in Mill Creek. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2013 from Fairmont StateUniversity.