■ Tyler Buckley, a Lexington native, was promoted to the rank of major at a New Years' Eve ceremony at a forward operating base in Baghdad, Iraq.
He is currently deployed with the Law and Order Task Force as a Joint Investigative Committee Prosecutor, where he assists with the investigation and prosecution of American-interest terrorism cases. Major Buckley, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky School of Law, was promoted just minutes after midnight on January 1.
His major rank was pinned on by American judge Colonel Charles Huguelet, and Iraqi Investigative Judge Mazin Badir. At his home duty station, Major Buckley serves as a trial attorney in the General Litigation Division of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency (AFLOA) Labor Law Field Support Center in Arlington, Virginia.
Major Buckley is the son of Leigh and Jonathan Buckley of Lexington.
■ Army Spec. William T. Hicks has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
He is the son of Billy and Betsy Hicks of Georgetown.
Hicks graduated in 2004 from Scott County High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2009 from the University of Kentucky.
■ Air Force 2nd Lt. Travis L. Cord has graduated from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
Cord earned silver wings with an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force.
He is the son of Everitt C. Cord of Lexington.
Cord graduated in 2004 from Scott County High School and received a degree in 2008 from the University of Kentucky.