U.S. Army Cap. Stephen Draheim, who grew up in Andover, was named commanding officer of Alpha Co., 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Combat Brigade in a ceremony May 9 at Fort Lewis, Wa.
Before taking command of the infantry unit, CPT Draheim served two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division and an operations officer with the 2nd Infantry Division.
The Army Ranger is a graduate of the Pike School, Phillips Academy and the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va. Draheim and his wife, Kim, a former Army captain, now live in rural western Washington, near Fort Lewis. His parents, Tom and Nancy Draheim, live on Hampton Lane in Andover.
Army National Guard Pfc. Jean J. Jimenez has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Jimenez is the son of Francisca Vargas of Lawrence and a 2011 graduate of Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover.
Marine Corps Pvt. John F. McNamara, son of Maureen and John McNamara of Andover, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 2011 graduate of Andover High School.