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Local Man Graduates United States Marine Corps Boot Camp

By Cynthia Arriaga

PFC Elijah A Arriaga, 24 years old, of Lubbock, TX  graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on April, 16th, 2021. PFC Arriaga successfully completed 13-weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 68 recruits in Training Platoon 3231.

While in recruit training PFC Arriaga accomplished/achieved the following:

  • Expert Rifle & Fireteam
  • Leader & graduated with rank of Private First Class.

PFC Arriaga will report to Camp Pendleton for one month at Military Combat Training then 2 months of Military Occupation Specialty school. PFC Arriaga will return home to Lubbock to complete his degree in Criminal Justice from Lubbock Christian University and will serve in the Marine
Reserves .

PFC Arriaga will switch to Active Duty after graduating LCU.

Submitted by Cynthia Arriaga, Lubbock, TX

  • From the Caprock Patriot… congrats, thank you for your service, and Semper Fi!


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