December 22, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
Three SRU Army ROTC cadets earn second lieutenant bars
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s award-winning Army ROTC program will commission three cadets as second lieutenants at 2 p.m., Dec. 18, in the University’s Advanced Technology and Science Hall.
Receiving their commissions from Lt. Col. Patrick Callahan, head of SRU’s Army ROTC program, will be:
· Zachary Foster, a criminology and criminal justice major from Volant, who will be commissioned to the National Guard armor unit. He will report for officer basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky., in February and will be assigned to a duty station with the National Guard 1-150th armored reconnaissance squadron in Glen Jen, W. Va.;
· Matthew Ancheta, a professional studies major from Grove City, who will be commissioned to the Pennsylvania National Guard quartermaster unit. His first duty station is at Clearfield; and
· Tyler Saklad, a criminology and criminal justice major from Gibsonia, who will be commissioned to the Pennsylvania National Guard infantry unit. His first duty station will be with the guard’s 1st Battalion 112th Infantry Regiment, styker brigade combat team.
The three will participate in SRU’s fall commencement ceremony earlier in the day.
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