Army National Guard Warrant Officer Ryan Calkins has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
The course is designed to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve in designated career specialties.
The officer must successfully complete the course prior to being appointed to the rank of warrant officer.
The primary focus of the school is military occupational specialty specific, augmented with common-core subjects as designated by a task site selection board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career Center.
Calkins is the son of Michelle Larson of Burlington and Steven Calkins of Phelps. He is a 2005 graduate of Burlington High School.