Austin Exum, 18, a 2018 North Lamar High School graduate, recently completed the United State Marine Corp boot camp in San Deigo, California.

Exum graduated high school in May 2018 and left June 11, 2018, for USMC boot camp for 13-weeks of training. Exum graduated Private First Class as a Rifle Expert in Honor Platoon 2109. He is currently home on 10-day liberty and will return to San Diego for MCT training for 29 days.

Exum then plans to go to Pensacola, Florida, for his job training for aviation ordinance. He plans to attend culinary school in Ft. Worth, Texas, following his time in the Marine Corp.

Austin is the son of Brian and Breanna Exum and Shawn and Melissa Robertson.

“Our entire family is extremely proud and honored that he is serving his country,” said his father, Brian Exum.