Cameron Army ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants, begin military careers

Nine 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 Fort Sill last night.

Commissioned cadets include 2nd Lt. Tammy Daniels to Medical Service Corps; 2nd Lt. Natona Davis to Adjutant General Corps; 2nd Lt. Jason Floyd to Signal Corps; 2nd Lt. Reyna Garcia to Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. LeRecca Johnson to Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. Lyndon Mitchell, Sr., to Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. Daniel Oberrender to Infantry; 2nd Lt. Allen Rodriguez to Field Artillery and 2nd Lt. Bobby Williams to Quartermaster Corps.

"Cameron's newly commissioned cadets have worked extremely hard in academic and military subjects and are ready to lead our nation's soldiers," says Maj. Rod Boles, Chair, CU Department of Military Science. "They leave here as professionals, trained in the science of leadership and small unit tactics. Cameron University and the United States Army are proud of their accomplishments and 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 16, 2009