Two 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 December 16.
2nd Lt. Joshua Checki, who earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, was posted to the Adjutant General Corps with a detail assignment to Field Artillery. 2nd Lt. Sarah Burleson was posted to the Signal Corps. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
"Cameron’s newly commissioned officers have worked extremely hard in academic and military subjects and are ready to lead our nation’s soldiers,” says Lt. Col. Rod Boles, Chair, George D. Keathley Department of Military Science. “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.
December 19, 2011