Natesha M. Williams has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. She is the daughter of Donna M. Williams of Rockaway Park.
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.
Williams, a 2002 graduate of Beach Channel High School, Rockaway park, NY will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, MO, for basic training.