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UAF to commission new Army officers

Submitted by MAJ John Woyte
Phone: (907) 474-6852


UAF Reserve officers Training Corps (ROTC) announces commissioning their class of 2004 Officers at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in the Davis Concert Hall.

The Guest Speaker will be Chancellor Marshall Lind, and Major General Alan Wayne "Bud" Thrasher the Commanding General of Cadet Command, Ft Monroe, Va. will administer the oath of office.

Commissioning is the culminating event for ROTC cadets as they become Second Lieutenants in the United States Army.

A commissioned officer, is a leader and manager in the Army who holds grade and office under a commission issued by the President of the United States.

An individual who has been appointed to the grade of second lieutenant or higher is a commissioned officer. The ranks, in order of progression, of commissioned officers are second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general, general and general of the Army.

A commissioned officer's primary function is to plan and conduct training and military operations and supervise soldiers. An officer must have a baccalaureate degree in order to be commissioned.

Name, Army branch of commission, UAF degree program, hometown:

1. Misty D. Boyd, Quartermaster, bachelor's degree in social work and counseling, Huntington Beach, Calif.
2. Jamie T. Cook, Medical Service Corps, bachelor's degree in social work and counseling, Swansea, SC
3. Jeremiah L. Dearing, Signal Corps, bachelor's degree in political science, Newark, N.J.
4. Alain M. Etienne, Armor, bachelor's degree in technology, Brooklyn, N.Y.
5. Tania S. Garcia, Engineer, bachelor's degree in business administration-Accounting, New York, N.Y.
6. John C. Kump, Infantry, bachelor's degree in history, Negaunee, Mich.
7. JonWayne D. Lindsey, Chemical Corps, bachelor's degree in criminal justice, North Pole, AK
8. Nanci L. Morrison, Signal Corps, master's degree in computer science, Anchorage, Alaska
9. Brian L. Young, Infantry, master's degree in business administration-finance, Tulsa, Okla.

Any questions about ROTC at UAF, or the commissioning should be directed to:

John F. Woyte
Major, Alaska Army National Guard
Assistant Professor of Military Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks ROTC
Patty Center Bldg 410 Room 115
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Office:(907) 474-6852/7501
Cell: (907) 590-1417
Fax:(907) 474-5699
Email: ffjfw@uaf.edu Website: www.uaf.edu/rotc/