SSG Peter Fritsch has graduated from the Engineer Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Fritsch graduated with honors, finishing second in his class of 43 with a final GPA of 97.17 percent. The six week three-day course covered demolitions, reconnaissance, mine warfare, combat construction and command battle systems. Fritsch resides in Astoria and works full-time for the Oregon National Guard. He is assigned to Det.1 B52 Engineers at Camp Rilea.