Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Othon E. Galindo has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

The course is designed to produce physically fit, competent, and confident infantry platoon leaders who are proficient in basic infantry skills.

Lieutenants learn adaptive skills and to train and lead soldiers in infantry platoons to accomplish mission objectives in any environment. Combat arms tactics covered in the course include tactical doctrine and operations, air assault operations, military operations on urban terrain, and field training exercises. Officers also learn artillery, engineer, and nuclear, biological, and chemical operations.

Galindo is the son of Leticia E. and Reynaldo Galindo Sr. of Edinburg. His wife, Brandi, is the daughter of Ricardo and Rose M. Flores of Dallas.

He is a 2000 graduate of James Nikki Rowe High School, McAllen. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2009 from the University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg.