The Appalachian State University Reserve Officers' Training Corps held its Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday 13 May at Valborg Theatre. Fifteen Cadets took their Oath of Office which confirms their admittance into the Army Officer Corps as Second Lieutenants.
Michael Brown, Major-Nutrition, Branch- Infantry; Glicerio Clemente, Major- Supply Chain Management, Branch- Ordnance; Jack Csicsila, Major- Exercise Science, Branch- Infantry; Madison Culler, Major -Criminal Justice, Branch- Engineer; Mary Currie, Major- English: Secondary Ed, Branch- Field Artillery; Dustin Eldridge, Major- Business Management, Branch- Engineers Detailed to Infantry; Hunter Kinney, Major- Computer Information Systems, Branch-Cyber; Cameron McClure, Major- Criminal Justice, Branch- Infantry; Richard Motes, Major- Criminal Justice, Branch- Ordnance; Douglas Pratt, Major- Criminal Justice, Branch- Field Artillery; Nicholas Ruiz, Major Criminal -Justice, Branch- Infantry; Jon Spaar, Major -Criminal Justice, Branch- Infantry; Adam Szalay, Major- Public Administration, Branch- Armor; Corey Whitaker, Major- Political Science, Branch- Engineers Detailed to Field Artillery and Shelby Zmiewsky, Major -Exercise Science, Branch- Armor. Congratulations --Serve and Lead Well!!!
The Commissioning Guest Speaker was Lieutenant General John Evans from the Class of '88. LTG Evans charged the new Lieutenants to remember that they are joining a storied institution and something bigger than themselves.
The Oath of Office was administered by Lieutenant General Chis Mohan from the Class of '89 (pictured below).
Military Careers Sunset and Sunrise. Prior to Saturday’s Commissioning LTC Chris Kleman was officially retired. LTC Kleman was the previous Professor of Military Science and is currently an Associate Dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts. All of the day’s new LTs entered the program under his leadership. (pictured below with the current Professor of Military Science, LTC Adam Greene, who hosted the ceremony)