■ Air Force Airman James D. Ballew graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Eve Ballew of Richmond and is a 2010 graduate of Madison Central High School.
■ Army Spec. Senem Ibidan has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Ibidan is the granddaughter of Susan Wilkerson of Versailles.
■ Xavier University ROTC Cadet Skyler Saito of the All For One Battalion has earned recognition as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Every year, the Army Cadet Command establishes a National Order of Merit List for all cadets who will be commissioned in that fiscal year. The score is based on GPA, Army physical fitness test scores, and leadership development and assessment testing. This score is used to determine into which branch of the Army cadets will be commissioned, their selection for active or reserve duty or other benefits such as law or medical school, and their selection for awards and recognition. In order to be ranked a Distinguished Military Graduate, cadets must place in the top 20 percent overall.
Saito, an Xavier senior from Lexington, is majoring in international studies with a minor in peace studies. He will serve on active duty as a military intelligence officer. He is the son of Kozo and Mary Emanuele Saito of Lexington.