Army Pvt. Edith Mendoza graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri. Her program included basic military training and advanced individual training.
During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness and first aid, as well as Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During advanced individual training, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations and law and order operations.
The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations.
Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order. Mendoza is the daughter of Antonia Gonzalez, of Gypsum. She is a 2013 graduate of Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum.