ELIZABETH — Navy Seaman Recruit Cody J. Charles, son of Donna M. Charles of Newark and Coley Speaks of Elizabeth, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Charles completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Charles is a 2009 graduate of Newark Technical High School.
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