Aaron T. Mota of Newman graduated with honors Feb. 27 from U.S. Marine Corps basic training in San Diego.
Mota received several honors, including platoon honor man, rifle expert and series honor man.
He received two promotions while attending boot camp and now holds the rank of lance corporal.
He is a 2013 graduate of Orestimba High School. Mota is the son of Abel Mota and Elizabeth Ceja.