Navy Seaman Apprentice Richard Penberg, III, son of Linda A. Penberg of Bowmanstown and Richard Penberg, Jr of Bowmanstown recently graduated from Operations Specialist School with honors.

During the course at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, Great Lakes, Ill, Penberg learned to operate surveillance and search radars, recognize and identify electronic signals, control aircraft approach devices and operate electronic navigation systems. Studies are designed to prepare operations specialists for duty in a shipboard combat information center or at a shore-based fleet training center.

Penberg is a 2010 graduate of Palmerton High School and joined the Navy in January 2011.