Swearing to Support and Defend. Seventeen new Army Officers were Commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants on May 5th at the North End Zone Facility in App’s Kidd Brewer Stadium. The program exceeded the 1,000 mark of Commissioned Officers with this cohort. The guest speaker was Major General (Ret) Gill Beck. MG Beck is a 78 grad, former App State all conference football player, as well as, a ROTC and University Distinguished Alumni. He told the Commissionees how the App football coach at that time introduced him to ROTC and how the leadership principles he learned in the program framed the entirety of his adult life. He also stressed personal accountability in preparing to be professionally competent and to be a Leader.
MG Beck Receives his “Big A” frame for appreciation for his speech (below)
The newest App ROTC Alumni: (All are Active Duty):
Judge Advocate General
Finance and Banking
The Final Task of a Cadet- Taking the Oath to Become an Officer (below):
An Infantry Officer is pinned. 2LT Richardson has his Branch Insignia and Rank pinned on by his parents (below).
The First Salute. 2LT Cassidy Long receives hers’ from her father, retired Sergeant Major Steve Long (below).
The new Lieutenants honor one of their own. 2LT Hellner receives a token of appreciation from her peers for a lot of unheralded hard work (below).
Well Done- Serve and Lead Well!