Twenty graduating seniors from Cameron University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program were commissioned as Second Lieutenants and notified of their branch assignments during a ceremony held at the McCasland Ballroom on the Cameron University campus on May 8.
Cadets and their branch assignments are:
- 2nd Lt. Mauro Bazan, Signal Corps
- 2nd Lt. James Brown, Infantry, National Guard
- 2nd Lt. Zachary Chavarria, Armor, National Guard
- 2nd Lt. Daniel Chelsea, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Matthew Davis, Medical Service Corps
- 2nd Lt. Matthew Eaton, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Quentin Farrell, Adjutant General's Corps, Reserves
- 2nd Lt. Latiya Fisher, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Lorrie French, Quartermaster Corps, National Guard
- 2nd Lt. Donovan Herron, Chemical Corps
- 2nd Lt. Edward Hurley, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Daven Moore, Signal Corps
- 2nd Lt. Timothy Myers, Field Artillery
- 2nd Lt. Kandis Ortega, Adjutant General's Corps, Reserves
- 2nd Lt. Franklin Pangelinan, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Justin Rhodes, Quartermaster Corps
- 2nd Lt. Michael Roberts, Medical Service Corps
- 2nd Lt. Jennifer Rodriguez, Finance
- 2nd Lt. Jacob Stinson, Adjutant General's Corps, Reserves
- 2nd Lt. Christopher Wright, Field Artillery
"Cameron's newly commissioned cadets are trained in the science of leadership and small unit tactics," says Maj. Rod Boles, Chair, CU George D. Keathley Department of Military Science. "They have worked extremely hard in academic and military subjects and are ready to lead our nation's soldiers. Cameron University and the United States Army are proud of their accomplishments. We look forward to hearing about their future successes."
Graduating seniors compete against more than 4,000 cadets nationwide for branch choices and selection for active service Army. A centralized selection board at the Department of the Army considers several factors in making branch assignments, including Army needs, each cadet's field of study and overall scholastic performance.
Cadets in CU's Comanche Battalion must meet rigorous physical fitness demands, achieve satisfactory evaluations in leadership skills, support the community through various service-related activities, and, as a senior, serve as mentors to the junior class members, all while maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.0, a 3.0 in military science, and a 3.2 or above for competitive active duty positions.
May 10, 2010