Austin Pelton has completed boot camp basic training and is now a member of the United States Navy.

Pelton is a St. Clair High School and Southeast Missouri State University graduate. He is the son of Carla and Steve Pelton, St. Clair. He earned a degree in criminal justice from SEMO. 

Pelton completed training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

He is now stationed at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, Calif., where he is conducting technology studies.