Jacobson joins the U.S. Army Patrick D. Jacobson has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty.
The recruit qualifies for an $8,000 enlistment bonus.
Jacobson will report for basic training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA, on June 28.
He is the son of Mary N. Jacobson of Estelline, and David A. Jacobson of Vermillion.