Needham earns Army promotion

First Lieutenant Jesse Needham, son of Ralph and Lori Needham of Roxbury, is currently serving in the Army. He was promoted to the officer’s rank of First Lieutenant on January 22, 2012.
First Lieutenant Needham is stationed with the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and serves as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader with the 3rd squadron.
Apart from training his platoon in locations throughout Germany and Latvia, he will be training soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Division during a four-week field exercise for their upcoming deployment.