Kyle D. Cephas of Milford has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program.
The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days.
An enlistment in the reserve gives many new soldiers the option to learn a new skill, serve their country, and become eligible to receive more than $7,000 toward a college education, $20,000 for repayment of college loans, and a maximum $5,000 cash bonus.
After completion of basic military training, most soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
The recruit qualifies for a $3,000 enlistment bonus.
Cephas, a 2003 graduate of Milford Senior High School, Del., will report to Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., for basic training.
He is the son of Felicia E. Cephas of Milford.