Specialist Derrick Allen Rivers recently completed 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and 8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He is stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Derrick is a 2003 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 2007 graduate of Clemson University. His parents are Louis and Donna River. His paternal grandparents are Nina and Joseph Valentino and the late Louis Davis Rivers, Sr. His maternal grandparents are Charles and Birty Oliver, all of Chesterfield.