AIT

FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2011) -A Transportation School graduate has distinguished himself among his advanced individual training peers.

Pfc. William Murphy, assigned to Golf Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, completed the Transportation Movement Coordinator Course with a 100 percent academic average. He is the first 88N graduate to accomplish the feat since the Transportation School relocated to Fort Lee from Fort Eustis last year.

"I was excited about my accomplishment," said the 20-year-old Reservist, "and I was excited to receive an award."

The Illinois native earned an Army Achievement Medal for his efforts, which were better than 25 other students enrolled in the course.

Murphy's commander, Capt. Patrick A. Turner, said Murphy's achievement is reflective of his drive for excellence.

"He has shown that he is dedicated to his craft and has what it takes to be a strong 88N," he said.

Murphy's goal to achieve a 100 percent average was set early in the six-week course.

"After finishing the first two tests, I felt I could do it," he said. "I missed one question on the first test and that was it."

Murphy graduated Feb. 16. He is now assigned to the 956th Transportation Coordination Detachment based at Fort Sheridan, Ill.

The 88N course is the only Transportation Corps military occupational specialty course currently taught at Fort Lee.