April 30, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
Army ROTC cadets prepare for commissioning
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Army ROTC program will commission five cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a 4 p.m. May 8 ceremony in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium. Three additional cadets will be commissioned in August.
Lt. Col. Patrick A. Callahan, head of SRU's Army ROTC program, will administer the oat of office.
Cadets to be commissioned May 8 are:
� David Arocho, an information technology major from Daegu, South Korea. He will be commissioned to the Pennsylvania National Guard Signal Corps, reporting to the Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Ga., early 2011. His first duty station is not yet set.
� Chad Baker, a Spanish major with minors in history and leadership and a certificate in Latin American studies, from Freeport. He will be commissioned to active duty as an engineer officer and report to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 22 in order to attend Officer Basic Course. Once his training is complete, he will report to his first duty station at Fort Carlson, Colo., March 7.
� Benjamin Ely, an environmental geosciences major from Butler. He reports to Fort Gordon, Ga., in May.
� Andrew Kievit, a political science major, from Lancaster, N.Y. His first assignment will be with active duty ordnance. He reports July 6 to Fort Lee, Va. His first duty station will be in Germany with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
� Danielle Sauers, a political science major from Camarillo, Calif. She will be commissioned to the active duty ordnance corps, reporting to the Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Va., June 13. Her first duty station is Bamberg, Germany, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Cadets who will be commissioned in August, are:
� Zachary Foster, a criminal justice major from Volant. He will commission into the West Virginia Army National Guard where he will serve as a cavalry officer with C Troop, 1-150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron. He reports to Fort Knox, Ky., for the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course in February.
� Brian Morrow, a political science major from Conneaut Lake. He will commission into the Pennsylvania National Guard Engineer Corps, reporting to the Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mich. His first duty station is the 856 Engineer Company.
� Ruth Pippin, an athletic training major from Kossuth. She will commission into the Pennsylvania National Guard Quartermasters, reporting to Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee Va., in March. Her first duty station is A company 128th at Clearfield, Pa.
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