Truman ROTC Commissions Second Lieutenants

Truman’s ROTC Program will commission eight graduating seniors as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during a formal ceremony at 10 a.m. May 10 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The commissioned officers have earned their bachelor’s degree while simultaneously training in the arts of leadership and military tactics. The commissioning ceremony is a celebration of their achievements and marks the beginning of their careers in the military.

For the last four years, they have been competing with more than 5,000 other cadets across the country for the honor to lead soldiers in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard.

“They are committed to excellence, dedicated to service, and I am extremely proud of each one of them,” Lt. Col. Steven Petersen said.

The graduates who will receive their commission include: Jared Dietrich, infantry; Alex Fowler, ordnance corps; Katherine Linman, signal corps; Miranda Martin, medical services corps; Adrienn Myers, Army nurse corps; Mary Oliver, corps of engineers; Lindsey Owens, medical service corps; and Jacob Pipta, signal corps.