Seaman Apprentice Maurice G. Marks completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2006 graduate of Rio Rancho High School.
He is the brother of Anthony R. Garcia of Portales.
During the eight-week program included classroom study and practical study on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival as well as shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was placed on physical fitness.
Todd Pebsworth of Brooke Insurance in Portales attended the company’s third annual convention in Las Vegas recently. The Portales business is an independently owned franchise.
Besides a variety of educational sessions and networking opportunities, the keynote address was given by Super Bowl champion football coach Dick Vermeil, who talked about leadership.
“I think we all walked away with a new understanding — both from a Brooke business standpoint and an overall insurance industry point of view,” Pebsworth said. “I gathered a lot of valuable information from training sessions, the speakers who brought insight about leadership and success, and the many networking opportunities.”