Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Ryan V. Burkhart has graduated from the Army Medical Officer Basic Leadership Course at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
The course is designed to train Medical Corps officers to be competent in and knowledgeable of the Army Care System, Army doctrine, and basic officer-soldier leadership skills; have an understanding of Army organizations, operations, and procedures; possess an ability to apply the concepts of health protection for soldiers and their families; have the ability to communicate, interact and coordinate as a staff member; and orientation in military survival skills for the contemporary operating environment.
After graduating from the course, the active-duty, National Guard or Reserve medical officers report to their current member units or new duty assignments, or return to their graduate medical studies.
He is the son of Everett R. and Adriann O. Burkhart of Plainview Road, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Burkhart graduated in 2002 from Monroe Central High School, Woodsfield, and received a bachelor's degree in 2007 from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.