When interviewing for the CSD Director position on May 3, Thom DeGriselles said, "I think I am very qualified to help this community, especially because I love Big Bear."

Big Bear City, CA — In military news, sent to us from the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, 1999 Big Bear High School graduate Thomas DeGriselles has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. During his nine weeks of training, Army National Guard PFC DeGriselles received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training at Fort Benning included basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics. DeGriselles has since returned to his hometown of Big Bear City with his wife and young son and, last month, he applied for appointment to the Big Bear City Community Services District Board of Directors. PFC DeGriselles has also studied Civil Engineering at San Jose State since graduating from BBHS, and is now a member of the California Army National Guard and serves as scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop.