Baldwinsville Shawn Barker was promoted to Captain in the United States Marine Corps on Sept. 1.
A 2003 graduate of Baker High School and 2008 graduate of LeMoyne College, Capt. Barker was a first lieutenant aviation supply officer at Camp Pendleton in California prior to his promotion. He has been stationed in Afghanistan since July 3.
The son of Don and Teresa Barker, formerly of Baldwinsville, Capt. Baker was a soccer goalie in high school and college.