Dickerson commissioned as Naval officer
Navy Ensign Patrick S. Dickerson, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing officer candidate school (OCS) at Officer Training Command, Pensacola, Fla.
During the 13-week-long training program, Dickerson received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects including navigation ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management.
Dickerson also completed a demanding daily physical fitness program that involved running, swimming and calisthenics.
In addition, Dickers and fellow OCS graduates received leadership training and instruction on the importance of the Navy's core values -- honor, courage and commitment; and how their meaning impacts the personal and professional conduct of the men and women serving in the Navy around the world.