Pfc. Jacob William Staton is with the 2nd Battalion Echo Company. He will be going to Jacksonville, N.C., for military police training. He will then go to Oklahoma for artillery school.
The 18-year-old is a graduate of Bradley Central High School.
He is the brother of Lisa Wentworth and Stephanie Standridge. He is the son of Michelle Staton.
After the military, Staton plans to go to police academy.