Cameron Army ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants

Cadets from Cameron University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program were commissioned as Second Lieutenants (2LT) during a ceremony held at in the Cameron University Theatre in May.

2LT Brandon M. Crisp, Elgin, has been recognized as a Distinguished Military Student. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Military Science. Crisp has been commissioned as an active duty officer, branch detailed to the Chemical Corps from his basic branch of Military Intelligence.

2LT Laura A. LeForge, Lawton, joins the Cameron University Class of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recognized as CU’s top senior cadet with the George C. Marshall Award, she has been commissioned to the Transportation Corps.

2LT Austin D. Martin, Lawton, has been commissioned into the Field Artillery of the Oklahoma National Guard. He graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Military Science.

2LT Tristan L. McLaughlin, Cache, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Military Science. He has been commissioned as an active duty officer in the Military Police.

2LT Nicholas O. Meaux, Copperas Cove, Texas, has been commissioned to the Aviation branch. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Health Profession.

2LT Samantha E. Rogers, Lawton, has been assigned to the Adjutant General’s Corps. She graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

2LT Ryaan S. Villagomez, Houston, Texas, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise  Science. Recognized as a Distinguished Military Student, he commissions to the Field Artillery.

Several cadets will commission and receive their branch assignments later this year. Jason C. Albert, Lawton, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science. He has been selected for Seminary Educational Delay and will start seminary in the fall. Beau M. Hughes, Lawton, has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Military Science. Jordan L. Lattanzi, Geronimo, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Military Science. Sean P. Lowery, Cyril, is a Distinguished Military Student who has earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. Dominic E. Mucker, Lawton will earn a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

These members of the Comanche Battalion compete against more than 6,000 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 seniors, 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.

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June 4, 2019