Local resident graduates with honors

By on January 30, 2009

2nd Lt. Ted Lauzen recently graduated with honors from the U.S. Marine Corps’ Basic School in Quantico, Va.

The Basic School is an intensive six-month training program required for all officers in the Marine Corps. Through classroom instruction, individual examinations, practical application exercises and extreme physical tests, the Basic School teaches officers the expectations and tactics of an infantry platoon commander.

Lauzen graduated 10th in his class of 233 officers and was named to the Commanding General’s Honor Roll. Lauzen will begin training as a Naval Aviator in Pensacola, Fla. in March.

Ted Lauzen is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and is the son of state Sen. Chris and Sarah Lauzen of Aurora.