Col. Hoskins, who entered the Army in 1993, is commander of Dugway Proving Ground, 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The ceremony was witnessed by Jacob's mother and the commander's wife Janine Hoskins, and Dugway Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Brinkman.
Jacob Hoskins will graduate from Dugway High School next May, and leave July 1, 2019 for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He plans to become a Combat Medic.
He is the fourth generation within his mother and father's lineages, dating to World War II, to volunteer for service in the Army.