Civilian Richard Penberg, son of Linda Penberg of Bowmanstown and Richard Penberg, Jr of Bowmanstown recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh.

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

Penberg will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Penberg is completing his senior year at Palmerton High School.