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University of Toledo Army ROTC cadets to be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants

Thirteen University of Toledo Army ROTC cadets are scheduled to be commissioned as second lieutenants during a ceremony 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the UT Student Union Room 2582.

Having demonstrated an ability to master the art of leadership and tactics through four years of study in Military Science in addition to their specified major, the cadets will begin their military service as second lieutenants in the United States Army (active duty), Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

“The University of Toledo has been producing quality officers for the United States Army since 1947,” said Army Lt. Col. Joseph W. Vongsvarnrungurang, the commanding officer of the UT Rocket Battalion. “We are especially pleased at the contributions our alumni continue to make as part of the United States Army.”

UT President Lloyd Jacobs, a former Marine, and Toledo Mayor Michael Bell are scheduled to attend and deliver brief remarks.

The following cadets, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, will individually take their commissioning oath, receive the rank of a new Army lieutenant and participate in the time-honored tradition of exchanging their first salute:

• LaQuentin Boyd, Business of Applied Organizational Technology
• Andrew Brock, Construction Engineering Technology
• Joshua Fletcher, Criminal Justice
• Adam Fricker, Nursing
• James Kimmelman, Political Science
• Michael Knott, Mechanical Engineering
• Nicholas Langenderfer, Criminal Justice
• Jonathon Light, Political Science
• Matthew Likes, Political Science
• Jordan Mayle, Criminal Justice
• Matthew Molek, Criminal Justice
• Raymond Platts, Exercise Science
• Nathan Potter, Religious Studies

The newly commissioned officers, Lt. Col. Vongsvarnrungurang and ROTC Battalion staff members will be available for interviews before and after the ceremony.

For more information please contact Bonnie Edmonds at 419.530.2681.

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