Private First Class Laquandaneshia O. Stacker recently graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training facility at Columbia, S.C.

Private First Class Laquandaneshia O. Stacker recently graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training facility at Columbia, S.C.

Stacker completed a 10-week intense combat training program in Fort Jackson as one of 54 recruits in A-1-61st 4th Platoon.

She has been assigned to Advance Individual Training (AIT) as part of the Human Resources Division at Fort Jackson in Columbia, a division of the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment.

A native of New Orleans, Stacker is a Hurricane Katrina survivor and a 2012 graduate of Pine Bluff High School.

She is the niece of Mark Essex Smith and Samona Smith, granddaughter of Melva Trask, all of Pine Bluff, and great-granddaughter of Mary Wright-Pierre of San Jose, Calif.