Five ROTC Cadets Commissioned on Dec. 18

12/19/2014 11:53 AM

BATON ROUGE – Five graduates were commissioned during the LSU Fall Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Woods Auditorium of the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.


Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the commanding general of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard, was the guest speaker for the ceremony. LSU Professor of Military Science Lt. Col. Lawrence P. House gave the commissioning oath of office and provided remarks.


All five graduates were from the LSU Army ROTC program.


The following is a list of commissionees by hometown:


LSU ARMY ROTC (5):


Pasadena, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Marcos Chavez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, with a minor in professional leadership development and concentration in disaster science management. Chavez was commissioned as an infantry officer.


Metairie – 2nd Lt. Matthew James Pennison received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and construction management from the College of Engineering and minors in professional leadership development, business administration and technical sales. Pennison was commissioned active duty in the Transportation Corps.


Metairie – 2nd Lt. Gary Roy Eicke Jr. received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Eicke will serve in the Metairie Louisiana Army National Guard as an aviator.


Baton Rouge – 2nd Lt. David Dillon Weaver Mathies received three Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, Liberal Arts with a concentration in Disaster Science & Management and Political Science from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Mathies will serve with the Baton Rouge Louisiana Army National Guard as a signal corps officer.


Baton Rouge – 2nd Lt. Steven Honore received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the College of Business from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Honore will serve with the Baton Rouge Louisiana Army National Guard as an infantry officer.


For additional information on the LSU ROTC program or the commissioning ceremony, contact Linda Warmsley, director of academic affairs and student development and ROTC programs housing liaison, at 225-578-2371 or lwarms1@lsu.edu.

 

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Tara  Kistler 
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3869
tkistler@lsu.edu

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014