Wilson to join Army

Published 4:06 pm Saturday, March 21, 2009

Marcus W. Wilson has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

The recruit qualifies for a $8,000 enlistment bonus.

Wilson, a 2008 graduate of Maplesville High School will report to Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., for basic training in May 2009.

He is the son of Marcus and Bobbie Wilson of Maplesville.