Military notes for Dec. 24, 2011.

Michael Scott

Michael Scott recently enlisted for four years in the Marine Corps.

Scott will attend recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., where he will learn military customs and courtesies, first aid and a variety of military subjects. “Boot camp” is a rigorous training period, both physically and mentally, designed to enhance raw talent and create the moral discipline required of all Marines. After graduation, new Marines learn their occupational specialties at formal schools and gain further knowledge from on-the-job training.

Scott is the son of Cecilia and Stacy Scott of Lee’s Summit. He is a 2011 graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School.