Civilian James A. Smart, a 2009 graduate of Aiken High School, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.


The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.


Smart will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navyís Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.


James Smart enlists in the U.S. Navy