Brent D.J. Yocum has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, Athens.
ROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students an opportunity to be Air Force officers after completing military study courses and bachelor's degree requirements at a host college or university. The program is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force, with a mission to produce and develop highly qualified military leaders and better citizens for America.
The officers pursue their Air Force careers in air, space and cyberspace fields and other scientific, technical and administrative professions as leaders helping to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.
He is the son of Harry L. and Kim A. Yocum of Hill St., Rayland, Ohio.
The lieutenant is a 2006 graduate of Buckeye Local High School, Rayland.